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MTA RESTRUCTURES OUTSIDE LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY TEAM: CUTS ANNUAL COSTS BY OVER $375,000

 LOS ANGELES, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The MTA board of directors today approved a plan that reduces the use of outside lobbyists, saving an estimated $376,823 in annual expenses.
 The MTA board adopted the reduced spending plan at the recommendation of MTA Chief Executive Officer Franklin White.
 "In restructuring these outside contracts, MTA will dramatically reduce costs by more than one-third while at the same time maintain crucial representation at both the state and federal level," said White.
 Under the plan adopted by the board, the MTA will retain its current federal legislative advocacy team but reduce their contract dollar value by 25 percent.
 In addition, MTA will eliminate monthly allowable expenses in several contracts, for a savings of $148,600. This represents a total savings of 30 percent over current federal legislative contracts.
 For state representation, MTA will retain two of the current four legislative contracts and eliminate monthly allowable expenses, for a total savings of $228,223 annually.
 "Reducing costs wherever possible is a top priority for the MTA in these difficult economic times," said MTA Chairman and Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alatorre.
 "The action taken by this board today enables the MTA to still maintain vital legislative continuity, while at the same time save the taxpayers over $300,000 in annual legislative expenses," said Alatorre.
 These changes and cost savings are scheduled to be implemented Nov. 1, 1993.
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 /CONTACT: Rick Jager, 213-972-4677, or Jim Smart, 213-244-7443, both of the MTA News Bureau/


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