Allan Mansoor, Assembly District 74
Press Release, For Immediate Release: July 30, 2014
Contact: Chad Morgan, (714) 668-2100
MEDIA ADVISORY: ASM. MANSOOR PRESS CONFERENCE
Assemblyman Allan Mansoor Announcing Opposition to Caltrans Imposing Toll Lanes on the I-405
Costa Mesa – Assemblyman Allan R. Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa) announces that he will be holding a press conference in opposition to Caltrans’ decision to impose toll lanes on the I-405 on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. outside his District Office in Costa Mesa.
The press conference will also feature representatives from city councils along the I-405 corridor.
Orange County voters have twice voted for Measure M, the half-cent sales tax, to pay for transportation needs in Orange County. The Measure M promise was clear: a new lane in each direction on the 405 from Costa Mesa to Seal Beach.
Caltrans, like OCTA before it, now wants to use Measure M funds to further increase revenue through the addition of toll lanes on the 405.
“Orange County taxpayers were never told that Measure M funds would be used to build toll lanes on public highways,” said Mansoor. “County residents have repeatedly spoken out strongly in opposing toll lanes, but now Caltrans is imposing its will by having local dollars pay to add an additional lane only to have it converted to a state-owned toll lane.”
“I will continue to be an outspoken advocate on this issue to protect taxpayers from this money grab by Sacramento bureaucrats and Orange County politicians,” added Mansoor.
Assemblyman Mansoor proudly represents Orange County’s 74th Assembly District, which includes the cities of Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Laguna Woods, and large portions of Huntington Beach and Irvine.
WHO: Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa)
City council members from cities along the 405 Improvement Project
WHAT: Press conference opposition to stop toll lanes on the 405 and support accountability to taxpayers.
WHERE: Outside the 74th Assembly District Office
1503 South Coast Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
WHEN: Thursday, July 31st, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.