SAG: Calif. transit officials cannot simultaneously serve on HSR board

Posted on December 2, 2010

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — In a formal opinion issued Wednesday, the state attorney general concluded that  Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle and Los Angeles County transportation official Richard Katz, as well as other members of Los Angeles County and Orange County transportation boards, may not serve simultaneously on  California's High-Speed Rail Authority board, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The opinion said serving in leadership positions at local agencies coordinating routes and station development for the proposed $43-billion bullet train is legally "incompatible" with an appointment to the rail board under state law.

The ruling is likely to impact future appointees to the board, as Pringle, whose term will end next week, will be leaving the Orange County Transportation Authority board and Katz recently resigned from his post on the board to continue his work for L.A. Metro. For the full story, click here.

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