Measure M is Metro’s sales tax ballot measure that would raise the countywide sales tax by a half cent and continue the Measure R half-cent sales tax beyond its expiration date in mid-2039. The sales tax revenues would be used to fund a number of highway, transit, pedestrian and biking projects, as well as provide funds to local cities for their own transportation projects. Click here to for more about Measure M. And here is the timeline of projects and programs the ballot measure would fund (scroll down).
Metro will host another Telephone Town Hall on Wednesday, October 19, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. to educate the citizens of Los Angeles County on Measure M.
Using innovative telephone technology, Metro Board Chair John Fasana and Metro CEO Phil Washington and others this week will speak directly with members of the community providing information and answering questions on Measure M and other issues facing the agency.
Thirty thousand registered voters will be called, at random, through an automated system and invited to participate in the telephone forum. Those who choose to participate can hear about Measure M, Metro’s long range transportation plan, local bus and rail service, and other projects underway.
You can listen to last week’s Telephone Town Hall here.
How to participate in the Telephone Town Hall
On the day of the meeting, call the toll-free call-in number:
Listen online to the Live Webcast from your browser:
ADA Language Accommodation : If you require an interpreter or other accommodations, please contact Metro at least 72 hours prior to the telephone town hall meeting date at 323-466-3876 or California Relay Service at 711.