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L.A. transit backers meet, discuss lower sales tax measure threshold

Posted on February 1, 2013

LOS ANGELES — As Los Angeles transit advocates gather for the fifth annual Move LA transit conference, they are backing a push in Sacramento to lower the threshold for voter approval of a sales tax from two-thirds to 55% following the close defeat of Los Angeles County’s Measure J, a $90-billion transit sales tax extension, Southern California Public Radio reported.

Voters supported Measure J two to one, but it fell short of a two-thirds "yes" vote by half of one percentage point. For the full story, click here.

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