Imagining Measure R 2

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M.O.V.E. L.A.’s Valentine’s Fundraiser – WE LOVE LA

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Move LA initiated the concept for Measure R, a 1/2 cent sales tax for transportation that 68% of LA County voters approved on the November, 2008 ballot.  We also built the business, labor, and environmental coalition to support Measure R.  Thus began a 30-year revenue stream of nearly $40 billion, 70% of which will be […]

Measure R 2 (or 2.1) Season Is Underway

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Yesterday, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 767 authorizing Metro to place a sales tax on a future ballot to fund transportation growth.The ballot measure would likely appear on the 2016 fall ballot, along with the presidential race, Congressional races and a variety of local races. Within minutes of the signing, Move L.A. released a […]

Metro Opens Website to Explain Measure R

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Now that it appears almost certain that that Measure R, Metro’s proposed sales tax plan, the agency is beginning what should be a long campaign to explain to voters why Measure R is a necesary and cost-effective measure for Los Angeles County.  The first step was creating an easy to navigate website containing links to […]

Today’s Headlines

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Mayor Says There Will Be No Construction Without Measure R (Daily News, Bottleneck Blog) Caltrans Hands Out Safe Routes to School Grants (Smart Growth News) Change Bike Laws and Change the World (Biking in LA) Metblogs Walks Western (Part 1, Part 2) No to Prop 1A (Daily News) Bush Signs Amtrak Authorization Bill (Binghamton Press […]

Mike Antonovich’s Tortured Point and How the Mayor Should Have Reacted

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Yesterday, at a meeting of the Metro Board of Directors Construction Committee, L.A. County Supervisor Mike Antonovich became the first public official to throw cold water on Mayor Villaraigosa’s transit dreams by denouncing plans to place an extension of the Measure R half cent transportation sales tax indefinitely. Much of the coverage of Antonovich’s complaints have […]