Nearly $3 Million Awarded to Improve Water Quality
By: O.C. Supervisor Lisa Bartlett
The Orange County Transportation Authority board recently allocated nearly $3 million to improve water quality in Orange County.
The funds come from Measure M, a half-cent sales tax approved by Orange County voters in 2006 for transportation improvements. The ballot measure includes funding for an environmental cleanup program that awards money on a competitive basis to cities and the county for projects that reduce the impacts of water pollution related to transportation.
Protecting the county’s natural resources, while at the same time improving the transportation network, is a key promise made to voters in Measure M. Continue reading