The San Mateo County Transportation Authority (TA) named Burlingame Mayor Emily Beach as the new Chairperson of the Board to lead the board through 2020 at its first meeting of the New Year yesterday.
Director Beach, who represents Cities at Large, was elected by her colleagues to this position after serving as Vice Chair last year. Director Rico Medina, who represents the Northern Judicial Cities, was elected as Vice Chair.
The TA Board is the governing body of the TA, which administers funding for transportation and infrastructure projects throughout the County. The seven-member board is composed of one member from the Northern, Central and Southern Judicial Cities and one member from Cities-at-Large, with those members being selected by the San Mateo County City Selection Committee. The Board also has two members of the Board of Supervisors, and one member from the SamTrans Board.
For additional information about board members, visit www.smcta.com/about/boardofdirectors.html.
About the TA: Created to administer Measure A, San Mateo County’s ½ sales tax, the Transportation Authority provides funding for transportation and infrastructure improvement projects. In 2004, more than 75 percent of San Mateo County residents voted to reauthorize Measure A for an additional 25 years.