Today’s Headlines

  • According to the L.A. Times Bottleneck Blog (which is folding into L.A. Now, so Metrorider is needed more than ever):

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    “The Los Angeles County registrar finished counting ballots on Friday, and here’s the final line score for Measure R, the half-cent sales tax increase for transportation projects — including the start of the Westside subway extension — in Los Angeles County:

    Yes: 2,039,214 votes, 67.93%

    No: 962,569 votes, 32.07%

    Measure R needed two-thirds votes to pass, meaning it won by a raw vote total of about 37,000 votes. The county Board of Supervisors is scheduled to declare the results official at its meeting on Tuesday.”

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    Woo hoo! With all the hurdles this had to overcome it truly makes me happy. Los Angeles has voted for and invested in its future.

    This is just tremendous!