CALIFORNIA IN BRIEF : SACRAMENTO : Bill Seeks to End Transit Boards’ Rift
The Assembly passed and sent to the governor a bill designed to end the costly feud between Los Angeles County’s two competing transit agencies by allowing representatives of both to serve on the boards of the two entities. Assemblyman Richard Katz (D-Sylmar) said his bill would result in a “cease-fire” between the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission and the Southern California Rapid Transit District. Katz’s bill would permit at least seven common members on both boards. The bill, which passed 68 to 0, was worked out after lengthy sessions between Mayor Tom Bradley, four members of the county Board of Supervisors, Katz and state Sen. Alan Robbins (D-Tarzana). It goes to Gov. George Deukmejian for consideration.