Recent Streetsblog LA posts about Measure J

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 […]

Measure R++? Maybe in 2014. Probably in 2016

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In November of 2012, the Measure J ballot initiative went down to a narrow defeat despite garnering over 66% of the vote. Measure J would have extended the 2008 Measure R sales tax so that further bonding would be possible and promised transit projects could be completed sooner. From pretty much the moment the final […]

With Blumenfield in the City Council, What Happens to His Infrastructure Legislation in Sacramento

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Following the near-miss Measure J, a 2012  ballot proposition that would have extended Los Angeles’ half-cent sales tax for transportation projects, local legislatures began examining a “fix” to state law. Despite Measure J receiving over 66% of the vote, it failed to reach the 2/3 threshold required by law. ACA 8, Legislation introduced by Assemblyman […]