Hertzberg Issues Statement on New MTA Transportation Plan

March 18, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, issued the following statement today after the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority issued a draft plan for project spending if voters approve a half-cent sales tax increase next fall:

“I thank business, government and education leaders throughout the San Fernando Valley for stepping up in recent months and working together to identify – and advocate for – the Valley’s transportation needs. Metro’s plan provides support for some valuable transportation improvements in the Valley. However, until I thoroughly review the plan, I cannot say with confidence whether it is fair or not. I plan to take a sharp pencil to this plan and make sure the Valley isn’t being shortchanged, as it was with Measure R. I also want to ensure the plan’s language is clear and Metro is committed to following through for the Valley.”

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Bob Hertzberg, chair of the Senate Committee on Governance and Finance, represents nearly 1 million San Fernando Valley residents of Senate District 18, which includes part of Burbank and the following communities in Los Angeles: Arleta, Granada Hills, Hansen Dam, Lake View Terrace, Mission Hills, North Hills, North Hollywood, part of Northridge, Pacoima, Panorama City, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, part of Sun Valley, Sylmar, Toluca Lake, Valley Glen, Valley Village, Van Nuys, the City of San Fernando and Universal City. See a district map at http://sd18.senate.ca.gov/district.  After serving in the Assembly from 1996-2002, including two years as Speaker, Hertzberg invested in solar, wind and electric-car projects; and worked for structural changes in government through the Think Long Committee of California. Learn more at www.senate.ca.gov/hertzberg.

MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew LaMar
Communications Director
Senator Robert M. Hertzberg
Capitol Building, Room 4038
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 651-4018

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