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12/11/2018



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Orange County transportation board names new members


Last month, the OCTA's board broke ground on the OC Streetcar project, which is slated to begin service in late 2021.
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The Orange County Transportation Authority yesterday announced three new members have joined its board, which oversees transportation planning, funding and implementation in California's Orange County.

The new board members are:
• Gene Hernandez, a member of Yorba Linda City Council since 2012. He also was the city's mayor from 2017 to 2018. In addition, Hernandez worked in law enforcement for 34 years, retiring as the police chief of Chino.
• Jose Moreno, mayor pro tem of Anaheim. He was re-elected to the Anaheim City Council in November 2016. Moreno also is an associate professor in the Department of Chicano and Latino Studies at California State University in Long Beach.
• Joe Muller, who was elected to the Dana Point City Council in November 2014 and currently serves as mayor. He also represents South Orange County on the boards of the Orange County Fire Authority and Transportation Corridor Agencies, and is a member of the Orange County Parks Commission.

"We look forward to working with our new OCTA colleagues and appreciate the leadership, experience and enthusiasm they bring to our board of directors," said OCTA Chairwoman Lisa Bartlett in a press release.

Bartlett also thanked OCTA board members Al Murray, Lori Donchak and Tom Tait, who have stepped down after years of service.



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