The lawsuit was brought by seven cities (Carson, Commerce, Norwalk, Torrance, Santa Fe Springs, Ranchos Palos Verdes and Signal Hill), alleging the language in the sales tax ballot measure language was misleading. A Superior Court judge today rejected their petition. From Metro:
Metro is appreciative of the court’s ruling today. For the past three years and throughout the entire process, this has been a bottoms-up approach that included input from the public and our stakeholders in crafting a Measure to go before the voters of this region. The tax is a new half-cent sales tax which is expected to generate a projected $860 million per year. Also, once Measure R is set to expire in 2039, that half-cent sales tax would be replaced and combined with the new sales tax for a full cent that would continue until voters decide to end it.
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