State Senator Liu Wants Closed Memo on Agency Roles in SR-710 Made Public


LiuQuote20130806State Senator Carol Liu sent this letter August 6 to MTA Chief Executive Officer Art Leahy and Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty

(1) adding to her original request for a copy of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two agencies to include a request for the “written justification” and the “cooperative agreement” that delegates the authority from Caltrans to LACMTA to prepare the EIR/EIS for the SR-710 study.

(2) also requesting that the MTA Board release to the public the closed County Counsel memo responding to MTA Director/Glendale City Council member Ara Najarian’s motion asking for clarification on the division of authority and responsibility for the SR-710 study.

In the letter, she cites California SB 45 and this 2004 policy memo limiting Caltrans’ delegation of CEQA lead agency status to a local agency.