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LOS ANGELES COUNTY - Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion to include Los Angeles County as a member of the new North Los Angeles County Transportation Coalition Joint Powers Authority (Authority).  The county will join the cities of Palmdale, Santa Clarita and Lancaster as voting member agencies of the newly formed Authority. The group will be tasked with setting regional transportation priorities and developing the associated planning, programming and projects that will benefit the entire North County sub-region.

The Board also approved an allocation of up to $100,000 to cover the contract of an executive director and administrative costs for the Authority.  Supervisor Kathryn Barger will be the county’s representative on the Authority’s board and will have the power to appoint additional representatives in accordance with the terms of the Authority’s agreement.

“The NCTC JPA is going to be critical to the region’s ability to plan and execute projects with revenues from Measure M,” Supervisor Barger said.  “Seeing this JPA come to fruition was a major priority and we have positioned ourselves to succeed.  I want to thank each of our partner cities and staff for their efforts to make this a reality.”