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Supervisor Changes Vote to 'Yes' on Transit Sales Tax

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What a week. As we wait for state politicians to decide if a sales tax transportation increase can be put on the ballot for voters to decide, the LA County Board of Supervisors are going to revisit their decision of putting it on the general ballot or a separate, confusing and costly one.

Don Knabe, who voted not to support the measure on Tuesday has changed his mind. That doesn't mean he's all for the tax (in fact, he plans to campaign against it), it's just that the fiscal conservative in him is coming out.

"Although I am against the sales tax plan, I cannot in good conscience burden County residents with over $10 million in higher election costs. The taxpayers will have to pay for these costs, and that is something I will not allow to happen. Additionally, the separate ballots, voter guides, and other resources needed to conduct a separate election on the same day as the Presidential Election could cause unnecessary confusion and challenges for voters. This upcoming election is the most important in many years, and voters deserve better than a potential disaster at their polling place."