Measure M: Telephone Town Hall on Wednesday at 5 p.m. with Board Chair John Fasana

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:

English: 888-400-1932
Spanish: 888-400-9342

Listen online to the Live Webcast from your browser:

English Webcast
Spanish Webcast

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.


7 replies

  1. How are we to know and be guaranteed that the rail projects will be built as promised and the time frame for construction / new operation prior to voting for the measure? That which is promised for West Hollywood for instance has no diffenent route as of yet and when it reaches and travels thru West Hollywood now promised for 2020 verbally is impossible since the Crenshaw line is still under construction southbound and construction into and through West Hollywood is a logistical impossibility at this point.

    • You have misread something to think that the Crenshaw Line will be going through West Hollywood in 2020. They will just be finishing the EIR by then. Many many more years for this line to come to fruition.

      • Matt, per the West Hollywood City Council they have been assured by the MTA in order to get our votes the Crenshaw Line will be up and running by 2020 and construction will start that year thru West Hollywood.

  2. Who are the incompetent boobs doing the train scheduling for the blue line on the weekends. Just took a look at your latest numbers for september and the weekend ridership still surpasses the expo line and the blue line trains are reduced to two car trains where people have to stand for the bulk of the ride from 7th street back to willow street not to mention having to navigate around the bike riders to enter/exit the doors because of overcrowding.
    Why don’t you try switching two/three car trains since the blue/expo use the same tracks

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