Measure R Website Taken Down, Put Up
Metro was forced to take down the Measure R website after complaints that they should not be advocating for a ballot measure with taxpayer money. Measure R would raise LA County's sales tax by a half-cent to raise an estimated $30-40 billion for transportation projects such as the "subway to the sea" over the next 30 years.
But shortly after an article appeared on LATimes.com stating website removal, it seems Metro has relaunched the website.
In an unclear law, government agencies are allowed put up information as long it does not contain express advocacy. "Express" would be the key word here as agencies are pushing the limits on that one. Metro took it down and said after attorneys reviewed the language, they would put it back up. And as evident, they wasted no time fixing that problem.