Move L.A.: Go on Record with Your Support for 30/10
Move L.A., the first organization to push for a sales tax to fund transit in 2008 and the group that invented the 30/10 plan, is now asking for your help to get that plan through Congress. The petition, which you can sign on behalf of yourself or on behalf of an organization, isn’t just a lobbying tool; it’s perhaps the best summary of the benefits of leveraging the half cent sales tax revenues to build all twelve Measure R transit projects in the next ten years.
Denny Zane, Move L.A.’s founder and executive director, has preached that a big tent would be needed to get the sales tax passed and to get 30/10 through Congress and the White House. Thus, it’s no surprise that this petition lists everything from environmental reasons to job creation as reasons to pass 30/10. And for good government advocates, it also points out that by paying for projects now, instead of decades from now, L.A. County voters would save $4 billion in the long run.
In other 30/10 news, L.A. Observed writer Bill Boyarsky, who once covered the transportation beat for the L.A. Times, recently penned a column in praise of Measure R:
With city hall news full of minor malfeasance, it is surprising to
report that something positive is actually happening. Mayor Antonio
Villaraigosa’s 30/10 transit plan is moving toward Congressional
approval even though progress is about as slow as a Wilshire bus during
Locally, it seems just about everyone is in favor of 30/10. Move L.A. is just giving people an easy way to show it.