Sen. Bergeson’s Bill on Transit Agencies
I noted that state Sen. Marian Bergeson has introduced a bill to consolidate all transit and transportation agencies under an Orange County Transportation Authority, with its board of directors to consist of three county supervisors, seven city representatives and a member of the public, plus a non-voting gubernatorial appointee.
I would like to suggest that this too will fail because the Board of Supervisors, as well as the city members, have far too many assigned tasks to become fully involved with the transportation issue. To adequately manage a program of this nature, a board of directors with a single purpose, to best serve the public’s transportation needs, is required.
Sen. Bergeson’s bill should be amended to provide for the creation of a special district and a board of directors consisting of five members elected directly by the public from five districts of the county.
WILLIAM F. DAVENPORT