Here’s the latest from Metro’s government relations staff — and not exactly a surprise considering the narrow losses at the polls of transportation sales tax ballot measures in Los Angeles and Alameda Counties. Both received more than 66 percent ‘yes’ votes but lost by less than one-half of a percentage point:
Senator Carol Liu (D-Pasadena) Introduces Legislation To Establish A Lower Vote Threshold For Transportation Sales Taxes
Yesterday marked the first day of the 2013-2014 legislative session for the State of California and a number of bills were introduced.
Senator Carol Liu (D-Pasadena) introduced a proposed constitutional amendment, SCA 4, that would establish a lower vote threshold of 55 percent for propositions related to funding local transportation projects. Metro staff will bring this to the Board for consideration and further discussion during the January 2013 Board cycle.
The text of the bill is posted after the jump.