Mike and his family are longtime residents of South Orange County, and he has opposed the Toll Road Extension since the idea was first announced.
In a statement to the Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) Board, Mike said, “I do believe that we need to mitigate traffic in the area. But I do not support any of the proposals for the Toll Road Extension. The Extension would encroach on existing communities, schools, and on protected open space. I think it’s really important that we come up with other creative solutions, particularly an expansion of public transit or perhaps arterial roads that can also help to alleviate traffic. I also want to make sure that we remain environmentally responsible and don’t impose too much harm to our local neighborhoods.”
Following allegations of overspent and misused public funds by the TCA in 2019, Mike pushed Governor Gavin Newsom to make sure that ethical and transparency measures were in place to protect taxpayers.
Mike will continue to do everything he can to prevent a Toll Road Extension.