As we approach election day, there’s going to be a lot of discussion of Measure J. Measure J is the proposed extension of the 2008 Measure R transit tax that is set to expire in 2039. Measure J would extend, not increase, the tax until 2069 allowing Metro to bond against future revenue to build the projects promised by Measure R in a shorter timeline.
To best inform our readers, we’re launching a new page on Streetsblog, the Measure J Page. The purpose of the page isn’t to endorse or oppose Measure J, but to provide a non-biased informational page with outgoing links to news and views on the ballot measure.
The Streetsblog Editorial Board has not discussed taking a position on Measure J, so it’s unlikely we’ll have an official position before November 6th. As a result, you won’t see us pushing for or against the ballot measure. We will try to inform voters, politicians, opinion makers and even other journalists. A major part of that effort will be continuing to update and promote this page.
If you have any links or other information you’d like us to add, please let me know in the comments section or by emailing damien at streetsblog dot org. Every time we update the page, we’ll make announcements on social media and in the next day’s Today’s Headlines.