Metro Traffic Improvement Plan
This measure will authorize the L.A. County Traffic Improvement plan through a ½ cent sales tax and continue the existing Measure R ½ cent sales tax. Metro spent nearly two years putting together an expenditure plan with input from all stakeholders in every corner of the County. The final plan would devote more than 50 percent of funds to new transportation projects and send 16 percent back to municipalities for investment in local streets, roads and sidewalks. The measure will have independent audits/oversight and funds will be controlled locally. Two-thirds support is required for passage.
Bottomline: The Chamber SUPPORTS this measure because it is a balanced, equitable approach to improving and maintaining our transportation system. The Chamber supported prior measures and has a history of championing infrastructure investments that create jobs and improve congestion.