SANTA CLARITA – The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority plans meetings this month both to make sure local transit needs are being met and to ask for suggestions for expansion and improvement. The two-hour hearing will be held at 10 a.m. Nov. 30 in Santa Clarita City Hall council chambers, 23920 Valencia Blvd. State law requires that a proportional share of the sales tax revenue be allocated to areas in the county – such as Santa Clarita – that do not have MTA service. The money must be spent for public transit purposes when a legitimate need for transit service can be identified. However, if there are no such needs, sales tax revenue may be used for street and road purposes. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Each year, the MTA holds public hearings in areas outside the agency’s service area to determine if any unmet transit needs exist. Following the hearing, and after receiving input from the Hearing Board and Social Services Transportation Advisory Council, MTA officials will decide whether there are needs in the area. Those unable to attend the hearing may submit written comments to the MTA by Dec. 23. Comments should be sent to Metro Article 8 Hearing Record, One Gateway Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012, Attention: Susan Richan. For information regarding transit funds or the public hearing, contact Susan Richan at (213) 922-3017. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!