It’s Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2007, when the call comes in. Governor Schwarzenegger asks the CEO of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group to serve as one of only nine appointees to the powerful California Transportation Commission, which has also been tasked with allocating most of the $19.95 billion “Proposition 1-B” funds for transportation improvements throughout California. The answer is an enthusiastic “YES.” For only the third time in the history of the “CTC,” a representative from Silicon Valley has a seat at the transportation table. The first Commissioner was former Leadership Group CEO Gary Burke, and the second was former County Supervisor Dianne McKenna.
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