Metro to hold public hearings on unmet transit needs for North L.A. County and city of Avalon

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will be holding a series of Transportation Development Act (TDA) Article 8 public hearings for the use of TDA Article 8 funds in the North County and the City of Avalon.

The TDA Article 8 funds are for those areas of Los Angeles County that do not have Metro service because they are located outside Metro’s service area. These areas include Antelope Valley (Palmdale & Lancaster), Santa Clarita Valley and Santa Catalina Island (City of Avalon). These hearings will determine TDA Article 8 budget funding allocation for FY2012-13 for the North County and Avalon.

This year the hearing board consists of Michael Cano, representing Supervisor Antonovich’s office, Palmdale Mayor James C. Ledford, Jason Crawford with the City of Santa Clarita and Julie Moore representing Supervisor Don Knabe’s office.

The following is a list of upcoming TDA Article 8 hearings scheduled in March and April.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012, (3 p.m.) Santa Clarita City Hall, Mural Conference Room, 23922 Valencia Boulevard, Santa Clarita.

Monday, April 2, 2012, (2 p.m.)  Lancaster City Hall, Council Chambers, 44933 North Fern Ave., Lancaster.

Monday, April 2, 2012, (4:30 p.m.) Palmdale Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 (7 p.m.) Avalon City Hall, 410 Avalon Canyon Road, Avalon.

Those unable to attend the meetings and would like to comment can do so by sending their comments to: Metro Article 8 Hearing Record, One Gateway Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012, Mail Stop 99-24-1, Attn: Armineh Saint. Comments must be received by April 18, 2012.