Editor's Note: The following is a submission from the City of Seal Beach.
On November 15, Mayor Pro Tem Gary Miller was elected to serve as one of two 2nd Supervisorial District Board Members on the Orange County Transportation Authority’s (OCTA) Board of Directors for a term of two years beginning January 2013 through December 2014. Mayor Pro Tem Miller will represent the cities of Costa Mesa, Cypress, Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Newport Beach, Stanton, and Seal Beach. Mayor Pro Tem Miller joins nine other members who were elected by the OCTA City Selection Committee which is comprised of Orange County mayors.
The new directors will be sworn in next month at the OCTA Board of Directors meeting. OCTA’s 17-member board is comprised of the five county supervisors, two elected officials from cities in each of the five supervisorial districts and two public members appointed by the board. Additionally, the Caltrans director from Orange County serves as the 18th member in an ex-officio capacity.
Formed in 1991 by the consolidation of seven separate transportation agencies, OCTA has a $1.1 billion budget and leads the development and implementation of transportation programs for Orange County. OCTA is responsible for highway, street and rail planning and development, administration of voter-approved Measure M transportation funds and operation of Orange County’s bus system, paratransit service, the 91 Express Lanes, taxi cab administration and the Freeway Service Patrol.
“I am looking forward to joining the OCTA Board of Directors,” said Mayor Pro Tem Miller. “I support OCTA’s mission to develop and deliver transportation solutions to enhance our quality of life and keep Orange County moving. I will work with my fellow Board Members to maintain and coordinate the current transportation services in the most economical, beneficial manner, and seek long-term transportation solutions to meet local and regional needs.”