The Board voted 3 to 2 at its meeting on Tuesday to defer the vote until August 7. Voting to defer were Supervisors Mike Antonovich, Don Knabe and Mark Ridley-Thomas. Voting against deferring were Supervisors Gloria Molina and Zev Yaroslavsky. All are members of the Metro Board of Directors in their role as supervisors.
The Metro Board voted 10-3 at its June meeting to try putting the Measure R extension on the November ballot. Here’s The Source’s post.
Those who supported postponing the vote said the Metro Board of Directors will now have time to consider a motion by Metro Board Member John Fasana that would allow funds within a Measure R subregion to potentially be transferred between highway and transit projects.
In order for the Measure R extension to go to voters in November, the Board of Supervisors must approve putting the item on the ballot. Metro staff have said all material must be submitted to the County Registrar by August 10. The state Legislature still would have to approve AB 1446 and the bill would have to be signed by Gov. Jerry Brown.