Orange County, CA Toll Roads Face Existential Questions While Santa Ana Mayor Questions City’s Place in Agency

Orange County’s toll road agency is getting questioned by one of its largest member cities as Santa Ana Mayor Vicente Sarmiento this month publicly pondered abandoning ship — after San Clemente already did earlier this year.

Meanwhile, a new OC Grand Jury report on the toll roads, published Monday, has resurfaced one central question:

Does the Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA)’s existence benefit the public anymore, or is the TCA dragging out its business and financial activities despite its original intent in the 1980s to eventually fold after paying off its road construction debts?