CORREA APPOINTED TO HSR
SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), Chair of the Senate Rules Committee, has announced the following appointments by the Rules Committee:
Honorable Lou Correa, a Democrat from Santa Ana, has been appointed to the High-Speed Rail Commission. Former Senator Correa is an attorney and served in the California Legislature from 2006 to 2014 and 1998 to 2004. He also served as an Orange County Supervisor from 2004 to 2006. In 2012, Correa helped ensure that funding for projects in California’s “bookends” was included in the final high-speed rail deal. He also fought to make sure the high-speed rail projects weren’t exempt from the Disabled Veterans Business Enterprise Program, helping disabled veterans compete for a portion of the contracting dollars that are competitively awarded through the state’s bidding process. His term end date is December 31, 2018. Compensation is $100 per diem, not to exceed $500 in one calendar month, plus actual travel expenses incurred in attending to the business of the authority.
Lou will donate his per diem to the Santa Ana College Centennial Scholarship Fund, ($100 for 100), as well as other local college scholarship funds.
The authority is responsible for directing the development and implementation of intercity high-speed rail service that is fully integrated with the state’s existing intercity rail and bus networks and preparing a plan for the construction and operation of a high-speed train network for the state, consistent with and continuing the work of the Intercity High-Speed Rail Commission.