Norm Petersen, San Clemente

Assemblymember Bill Brough’s guest opinion piece was 100% correct. The TCA bait-and-switch should have been stopped years ago, and I am happy to see Mr. Brough pursue that end with Bill AB 1273.

San Clemente residents should do their small part by boycotting the toll roads. I know it’s tempting to save the time “just this once,” but the reality is it can often be a very small time difference. This past Friday night, coming home from LAX at 6 p.m., my GPS sent me via the 73 southbound. After I passed the exit and the GPS recalculated (the route), it was a difference of two minutes.

Save your money. Skip the toll road.

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  • Norm,

    I agree with your article about bait and switch tactics of the TCA. This is Assemblyman’s Brough social media post where is changing his tune! The TCA has no jurisdiction building arterial roads. He states the following:

    “I introduced AB 1273 to start a conversation about the planning and future of the toll roads. I am home this week on Easter break from Sacramento and have spoken with many local elected board members throughout the county. I am encouraged by these conversations and the commitment to work together on these issues.

    The bill will be heard next Wednesday in the Local Government Committee. I spoke with the committee chair today and chose to do presentation only to raise the issues then work with local board members going forward on homeowner and business fees, planning, and having OCTA, our planning agency, along with TCA study the actual arterial work that needs to be done for our future mobility.

    Senator Bates and I will be meeting with TCA board directors next month and have commitments to work on these issues.

    I believe in resolving the issues related to the toll roads; however if these discussions are not productive, the Legislature may consider other options to address the transportation needs and demands in Orange County.”

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