The La Cañada City Council decided to follow its own lead Tuesday in deciding who it will nominate to positions on a new Stakeholder Advisory Committee being organized by the Metropolitan Transit Authority. The committee is being organized as the MTA seeks input for an environmental impact report on the 710 Freeway extension project.
The City Council, which has long taken a firm stance against the tunnel project, voted unanimously on Monday night to allow the city’s ad hoc 710 subcommittee’s members to nominate whomever they want to serve on the new panel, regardless of Metro’s direction.
The committee is supposed to be comprised of members of planning commissions, town councils and L.A. County Dept. of Public Works employees, according to a letter from the MTA.
Mayor Pro Tem Steve Del Guercio, who, along with fellow Councilman Donald Voss comprises the city’s 710 subcommittee, said that Metro was out of line to proscribe elected officials from participating in the new stakeholder committee.