The pervasiveness and the huge radii of the zones
are to blame for most of what makes them ineffective as well as troubling.
concept also brought administrative personnel in direct contact with officers on their beats.
The credit is subject to recapture if the property is disposed of or no longer used within the Zone
at any time before the end of the second tax year after the property is placed in service.
Businesses that have opened in Lancaster's portion of the zone
include the Countrywide Home Loan processing center, the Michaels and Rite-Aid distribution warehouses and Starwood Hotel's reservation center.
The new site contains information on zone business incentives, profiles on companies located in the zone
and a zone boundary map.
Businesses already in the zone
can qualify for benefits, along with new businesses relocating or expanding into the zone
In April, the San Fernando Valley Interim Joint Powers Authority submitted a draft operational and financial plan for the zone
to the MTA for its review.
In fact, the zone
's proposed operating cost per bus service hour is higher than Foothill Transit, LADOT, Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus and Long Beach Transit, all of which have been touted as examples of how the zone
would save money.
At the time Gulf was exploring the NW Zone the claims covering potential extensions of the zone
were held by various unrelated junior companies and only limited exploration was carried out.
The negotiators are clearly being held hostage to the zone
, and if transit dependent people in the Valley are forced to the back of the bus, it will be another big boost for secession,'' said Richard Katz, co-chairman of Valley Industry and Commerce Association's transportation committee.
The study's findings that the MTA has a bloated bureaucracy and unnecessary overhead bolster the case for a San Fernando Valley Transportation Zone only weeks before a key vote to decide whether negotiations on creating the zone
is designed to give officials of nine cities control over operation of 27 MTA Metro Bus lines in the Valley and nearby areas.