By: Assemblyman Allan Mansoor
Last year, the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) board of directors voted to recommend expansion of the 405 from Costa Mesa to the LA County line without using toll lanes.
This year, there is a new OCTA board, and they want to implement toll lanes.
I’ve joined with many local leaders from cities all along the 405 corridor in putting together a petition asking OCTA to keep the 405 free. You can sign the petition at KeepThe405Free.com.
I’m sending this to all Orange County voters because I want to hear what you have to say, and if you are opposed to toll lanes like me, I need your help.
OCTA will be voting on the toll lanes this Friday morning at 9AM. I’ll be there, but I know that most people cannot. If you sign the petition at KeepThe405Free.com, I’ll print an individual letter with your name on it and present it to the OCTA board at Friday’s meeting.
Before I conclude, I want to give you the opportunity to tell me you don’t want to receive emails like this. If you don’t want to receive messages like this, you can remove yourself by clicking here. Also, if you think I’m on the wrong track, and you support toll lanes, please let me know. You can do so with a simple survey I’ve set up by clicking here to support or here to oppose toll lanes on the 405.
But just getting raw numbers of how many people support or oppose the proposal isn’t good enough. It’s important for everyone to speak up and be heard.
Agree or disagree, I’d like to see as much public participation as possible. Since it seems that the OCTA board seems determined to implement toll lanes, I think it’s particularly important to facilitate communication through the petition at KeepThe405Free.com. Outside of OCTA, I’m not aware of any group that has an organized effort supporting toll lanes, so a good way to show your support is to simply contact OCTA through their website.
If you don’t have enough information to make up your mind on this subject, you can hear more about our position at http://www.keepthe405free.com/
Allan Mansoor Assemblymember, 74th District
P.S. If you haven’t done so already, don’t forget to sign our petition at KeepThe405Free.com.
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