Assemblyman Calls Public to Action for Transit Projects
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Metro has voted to ask LA County residents on the November ballot on whether or not to raise the sales tax a half-penny for transit projects. However, the state has still not fully finished their process enabling the sales tax to be raised,
That's why local state Assemblyman Mike Feuer has been working extremely hard on his bill, AB 2321, which would officially authorize Metro "to place a 1/2 cent sales tax increase on the November ballot to fund numerous projects, including a westward extension of the subway, the completion of the Exposition light rail line to Santa Monica, adding north/south routing to the Valley's Orange Line busway, and other crucial improvements from the San Gabriel Valley to LAX," explained Feuer in an e-mail yesterday to the community. "The MTA cannot place this measure before the voters unless AB 2321 is signed into law, so passing the bill is exceptionally important."