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Gov. removes former Glendale Mayor Larry Zarian from state commission

May 27, 2010|By Christopher Cadelago

DOWNTOWN — A spokesman for the governor’s office on Thursday said there were no plans to reconsider the removal of former Glendale Mayor Larry Zarian from a powerful transportation commission.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on May 21 dropped Zarian after the former chairman of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority voted against a plan to allow private companies a larger stake in a Northern California freeway construction project.
Zarian, a Republican, served more than four years on the California Transportation Commission. His confirmation to a second four-year term was pending in the state Senate, and a deadline on his term is up next month.

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