The San Mateo County Transportation Authority (TA) Board of Directors welcomed new member Carlos Romero, and elected its officers for 2019 at its first meeting of the New Year yesterday.
Romero, who serves on the East Palo Alto City Council, will represent the Southern Judicial Cities on the TA Board.
Along with swearing in of Romero, the TA elected its officers for this year. County Supervisor Don Horsley was elected chair and Burlingame Vice Mayor Emily Beach, who represents Cities at Large, was elected 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, two members of the Board of Supervisors, one member from the SamTrans Board, and one member from Cities-at-Large.
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.