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15 Possible City of L.A. Ballot Measures to be Considered Today, LADWP Reform Targeted

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In March, Angelenos will be asked to go back to the polls and vote again. Half of the Los Angeles city council seats are up for grabs, and current councilmembers are proposing more than a dozen ballot measures. This afternoon at a joint city council committee meeting (.pdf) they will be discussed. Here's a quick list of them, divided into two sections:Roads, advertising, oil and marijuana

  • "a ballot measure that would allow competitive negotiation or best value selection process for major design-build construction projects."
  • "a measure to place a tax on off-site advertising transactions."
  • "a measure to implement an oil extraction fee on all barrels of crude oil extracted in the City of Los Angeles."
  • "a tax on the cultivation of medical marijuana."
  • "a measure to establish a new business license tax on recreational marijuana businesses, if recreational use of marijuana is legalized under Proposition 19."
  • "a measure to fund library services."
  • "a measure to require all of the City’s Community Plans to be updated every ten years."