Measure R extension designated as Measure J on November 6 ballot

The Los Angeles County Registrar on Friday officially approved the Measure J title to the Metro-sponsored ballot measure asking county voters to extend the Measure R half-cent sales tax for 30 years – from mid-2039 to mid-2069. Here’s the ballot language that will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot:

Accelerating Traffic Relief, Job Creation.
To advance Los Angeles County’s traffic relief, economic growth/ job creation, by accelerating construction of light rail/ subway/ airport connections within five years not twenty; funding countywide freeway traffic flow/ safety /bridge improvements, pothole repair; keeping senior/ student/ disabled fares low; Shall Los Angeles County’s voter-approved one-half cent traffic relief sales tax continue, without tax rate increase, for another 30 years or until voters decide to end it, with audits/ keeping funds local?

34 thoughts on “Measure R extension designated as Measure J on November 6 ballot

  1. Pingback: Los Angeles Asks Its Voters to Extend Transit Tax Far Into the Future « The Transport Politic

  2. Steve, could you report on the politics that turned a transit tax into this hodge-podge of transit plus freeways plus operations tax? Or would this be too sensitive for you to talk about?

    I’d happily vote for a transit tax. But Measure R/J? No way.

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