Just as it was true when we were fighting the El Toro airport, protecting our quality of life remains one of my top priorities; and I believe that key to this is improving our current and future mobility. Whether driving on our local streets and roads, or braving the 5 & 405 Freeways, we can all see that as our county grows, our transportation system is becoming more congested. With the needed 241/Foothill-South completion project, the South County Major Investment Study, and the passage of Renewed M – combined with continued growth and congestion – I can think of no other time in South County’s history that transportation has been more critical. Now is the time to plan for the future!
Population growth, opposition toward much needed projects such as the 241, our complex topography, and limited right of way to provide new paths to mobility are the challenges. Our ability to work as a region, the passage of Proposition 1B, and the Renewed Measure M half-cent transportation improvement sales tax are our opportunities.
As your County Supervisor, I will continue to keep you updated on these advanced projects as well as what the federal government, the state, the County of Orange, the Transportation Corridor Agency, OCTA, Caltrans, and the business community are doing to shape the future of transportation in South County. The key to our success is having all agencies and organizations work together toward a common goal; and that is to keep Orange County moving safely and with less congestion.