Purpose

To consolidate, disseminate, and gather information concerning the 710 expansion into our San Rafael neighborhood and into our surrounding neighborhoods. If you have an item that you would like posted on this blog, please e-mail the item to Peggy Drouet at pdrouet@earthlink.net

Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Measure J Page

 http://la.streetsblog.org/the-measure-j-page/

For a much larger version of the Measure J map, in a high resolution pdf, click here.

As part of our ongoing mission to inform the general public, L.A. Streetsblog offers “The Measure J” page. We endeavor to make this page a one stop shop for all the information about the ballot measure. Hopefully, writers, editors, opinion makers and the general public can use this information, and the links we provide, to best make their own decision on how to vote in December.

What is Measure J:
Measure J will extend for 30 additional years the existing one-half cent sales tax that was approved in 2008 and is currently set to expire in 2039.  The additional funds will be used to sell bonds, which will allow Metro to accelerate construction of transportation improvements. The average L.A. County family pays $25 a year because of the existing tax. Because it does not increase the cast, just extend it, the cost per family will rise as the cost of living increases. Source: Metro’s Measure J Page
Voters passed Measure R sales tax with 67.1% approving in 2008. Measure R needed, and Measure J needs, two-thirds of voters to approve for it to pass. Source: Streetsblog

Informative/Undecided Articles and Links Concerning Measure J?
Editorial: Can L.A.  Afford an Indefinite Tax for Transit – Los Angeles Times
Goodbye “Measure R+,” Hello for “Measure J” - Daily News
Los Angeles Votes Asks Its Voters to Extend Transit Tax Far Into the Future – Transport Politic
L.A. County Hoping to Speed Up Transportation Infrastructure Projects – Better Institutions 

Who Supports Measure J:
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
Move L.A.
The Transit Coalition
Southern California Transit Advocates


Articles in Favor of Measure J:
5 Reasons to Vote Yes on Measure J – City Watch
Measure “J” as in Jumpstart - City Watch

Who Opposes Measure J:

Los Angeles County Supervisor, and Metro Board Chair, Mike Antonovich (Source: Streetsblog)
The Bus Riders Union
Republican Senate Leader Bob Huff (Monrovia) (Source: Patch)
Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard Parks (Source: City Watch)
Articles/Editorials Opposing Measure J:
Say What? You Want Another $50 Billion? – City Watch
Beverly Hills School District Opposes Measure J – Patch