At Least Wilshire Blvd. is Closing Tomorrow
Taken near Olvera St. and Union Station | Photo by Zach Behrens/LAist
If all goes well, Assemblyman Mike Feuer's bill, AB 2321, will let Metro and local officials "go to the ballot in November to ask voters to consider a half-penny sales tax hike. That would raise at least $720 million annually in a county with a long, long list of needs," according to LA Times' Road Sage Steve Hymon wrote today.
It would help fund various projects including the Subway to the Sea, which may run down Wilshire Blvd. And speaking of the famous clogged artery, tomorrow, the City is allowing it to be shut down all day long between Western and Harvard for a festival. It's Earth Day after all... or as the city declares it, tomorrow is Car Free Day.
For those who are using cars, gas prices continue to rise. On Friday, oil hit over $117, but today it dipped down to above $116. Recent reports from Detroit are saying that hybrid sales went up 38% in 2007. But some say it wasn't because of gas, but because of more choice in brands to buy from.