Last night we saw Los Angeles vote overwhelmingly for a commitment to our infrastructure and future. More than 75 percent of Angelenos approved Measure HHH, the $1.2 billion bond to build permanent supportive housing for the homeless. Nearly 70 percent of the County approved Measure M, the ½ cent sales tax for Metro’s Traffic Improvement Plan, which surpassed even the approval of the original Measure R. Measure CC, a $3.3 billion bond for upgrades to our Los Angeles Community College District’s nine campuses, passed with 75 percent of the vote.
Thank you to all our elected leadership and community and civic organizations that worked so hard on the passage of these vital measures. Voters heard the message and chose to, together, help make our City and County a better place to live and raise our families.
Congratulations to Supervisors-elect Kathryn Barger and Janice Hahn. We look forward to working with you in the coming years on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.
The Chamber saw victories on seven propositions we supported and three we opposed.
- YES- Prop 51: School Construction Bond for K-12 and Community College Facilities
- YES- Prop 52: Medi-Cal Hospital Fee Program
- NO- Prop 53: Voter Approval of Revenue Bonds
- YES- Prop 54: Legislative Transparency Act
- YES- Prop 56: Cigarette Tax
- YES- Prop 57: Criminal Sentencing & Juvenile Crime
- YES- Prop 58: Multilingual Education
- NO- Prop 61: State Prescription Drug Purchasing
- NO- Prop 65: Carry-out Bag Charges
- YES- Prop 67: Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags. Referendum.
Locally, the Chamber lost in our opposition to Measure JJJ and our support of Steve Napolitano for Supervisor.
Now that the election is over, we can move forward with the hard work of implementing these measures. Passage was just the first step. It’s now time to get to work and start using these investments to improve our communities.
And that's The Business Perspective.