Ara Najarian, Chair of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors, on Tuesday presented installments of Measure R sale tax money to the cities of Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Malibu, Westlake Village and Hidden Hills for use in improving transportation systems within their cities.
Measure R, a half-cent sales tax approved by the voters in Nov. 2008, is expected to generate about $40 billion over its 30-year lifespan. As part of the measure, all cities within L.A. County will receive 15% of the funding to use for major street resurfacing, pothole repair, building cycling infrastructure, pedestrian improvements, signal synchronization and other transit upgrades.
To put it another way, about $6 billion of Measure R money will be divided by 88 cities in the county. Here’s a link to the Measure R expenditure plan, which also provides funds for major transit projects and freeway improvements.
The Measure R payment to Agoura Hills was $55,442; Calabasas received $56,343; Malibu$32,535; Westlake Village $21,057, and Hidden Hills got $4,787 from sales taxes collected through Dec. 2009.