At the Glendale City Council meeting Jan 12, Metro Board Chair Ara Najarian, along with Mayor Villaraigosa and agency CEO Art Leahy, presented a ceremonial check to council members representing the first installment of Measure R sales tax money for use in improving transportation systems in Glendale.
Glendale received $491,969 in funds collected through December 2009 from Measure R, the half-cent sales tax approved by Los Angeles County voters in 2008. As part of the measure, local cities within LA County will receive 15% of the funding to use for major street resurfacing, pothole repair, improving traffic congestion, bikeways, pedestrian improvements, signal synchronization and general transit improvements.
During the presentation it was noted that Measure R is expected to generate approximately $40 billion over the next 30 years, with the City of Glendale expected to receive $113 million for various transportation improvements it chooses to make.
Categories: Policy & Funding