Below is the update from Metro’s government relations staff. The bill, AB 1446 ( BY D-Mike Feuer), allows Metro to ask voters to consider extending the Measure R half-cent sales tax for 30 years beyond its mid-2039 expiration date in order to try to accelerate transit and road projects.
Today, the California State Senate voted 24-13 to pass AB 1446 (Feuer). Senator Alex Padilla testified on the benefits of an extension of Measure R. Senator Bob Huff spoke in opposition to the bill. The bill now moves onto the Governor’s desk for signature.
It will be called Measure J on the Nov. 6 ballot if the bill is signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. Here’s the ballot language. The bill was approved by the Assembly earlier this year but must go back for a routine concurrence vote.