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Public Transit's Future Stalled to 11th Hour

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The deadline to get props, measures and initiatives on this November's ballot is August 10. As for the proposed half-cent increase in sales tax for LA County for transportation projects, it has to go through a series of agonizing legal approvals to even make it to the point where the people get to vote on it. Metro has already approved it and the County Board of Supervisors will vote on it later today. But the most critical piece right now is the passage of AB 2321, which will make room for the sales tax increase on the ballot. The Senate Appropriations Committee looked at it yesterday, but tabled it to Thursday, August 8, according to Streetsblog LA. If it makes it out of committee later this week (here's how you can help), then it goes to the full state senate for approval. Nothing like a little stress over something that is not final until the people have the last word. Sigh.