Senator Correa honored by the OCTA for securing 6,000 O.C. transportation jobs

Photo: From left to right: Jerry Amante, OCTA Chairman of the Board of Directors; Nadia Villafana, Field Representative for Assemblyman Jose Solorio; Senator Bob Haff ( Diamond Bar); Senator Lou Correa (Orange County); and Will Kempton OCTA Chief Executive Officer 

For Immediate Release: March 22, 2010

Contact: Tammy Tran (714) 558-4400

SANTA ANA – Senator Lou Correa, Senator Bob Huff, and Assemblyman Jose Solorio were recognized today for their work on protecting $102 million in transportation funding for the county by the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) Board of Directors. Senator Correa was a key advocate for Assembly Bill (AB) X8-11 signed by the Governor on March 8, 2010, to allow local agencies flexibility to use local funds for a project approved for funding by Proposition 116.

Jerry Amante, Chairman of the Board of Directors, and Will Kempton, Chief Executive Officer, presented the resolution in honor of Senator Correa’s time, effort, and dedication in steering AB X8-11 through a difficult special session, achieving broad consensus and defusing opposition.

“And I have a lot sleepless nights over the prospect that a large chunk of money was hanging out there during this time of difficult budget decisions in Sacramento,” said Kempton.

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