After KCBS-TV inquired about business- and travel-related spending by the Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority, the Construction Authority’s Board of Directors on Thursday adopted new rules about agency spending.
The Construction Authority is an independent agency not run by Metro. It was created by the state Legislature in 1998 to plan, design and build the light rail line from downtown to Pasadena and beyond. The funding comes from the Measure R sales tax approved by county voters in 2008; Metro distributes the money to the Construction Authority through a memorandum of understanding adopted by the two agencies.
Here is the news release about the Construction Authority’s new spending rules: