From the Capitol Weekly by John Howard:
Power politics at the OC transit board
A shift in power at the Orange County Transportation Authority in part reflects a dispute over power in the largest town in OCTA’s jurisdiction – Anaheim.
Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait was elected to the 17-member OCTA board to a two-year seat pegged to population. His own city, Anaheim, which holds nearly half the voting power of the district, and three other cities – Brea, Fullerton and La Habra – backed him. Two cities, Placentia and Buena Park, backed OCTA director Gail Eastman, who also serves on the Anaheim City Council and is a colleague of Tait. The selection of Tait ousted Eastman, a specialist in land-use issues and community relations, from the board.
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