Supervise the Supervisors-Stop the Toll Road

On Feb. 28, the OC Board of Supervisors will consider adopting a resolution to support the Transportation Corridor Agencies' Foothill-South (241) extension. The motion was put forth by Supervisor Bill Campbell at the Board's Feb. 7 meeting (item 32 on the agenda). No doubt this is meant to trump the adoption by three local city councils (Aliso Viejo, Laguna Beach, Oceanside) of resolutions opposing the road.

Unfortunately for TCA and the BOS, the State legislature has its own deck of trump cards. On Feb. 15, The Senate President pro tem, Don Perata (D-East Bay), along with four other senior Democrats, sent Governor Schwarzenegger a letter urging his opposition to the project. They claim the toll road, a "1980s-style traffic solution," is the antithesis of the Senate's transportation policies. Well, duh.

Now more than ever it's important to keep up the fight. Keep going to meetings, keep writing representatives, and keep your fingers crossed. Contact the Supervisors to express your disapproval of their attempted pro-TCA resolution, or better yet show up at 9:30 a.m. on the 28th at 10 Civic Center Plaza, 1st floor, Santa Ana, 92701 (Click for directions)

-Alex Brant-Zawadzki

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