POTENTIAL BALLOT MEASURE / LONG RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN (LRTP)
POTENTIAL BALLOT MEASURE (2016)
Metro is considering a new half-cent sales tax measure on the November 2016 ballot to fund transportation-related projects and programs. On February 27, 2015, Senator Kevin De León introduced SB 767, which would authorize Metro to place the measure on the ballot. The bill must be approved by the Senate and Assembly by September 2015 and receive Governor Jerry Brown’s signature by October 2015, before Metro can place the measure on the 2016 ballot. Below is a list of resources on the development of the potential ballot measure:
WESTSIDE TRANSPORTATION PRIORITIES
On June 19, 2015, Metro requested all subregional COGs to provide initial input on subregional transportation priorities by September 1, 2015 to support the development of a draft framework for the LRTP Update and the potential ballot measure. WSCCOG is working with the WSCCOG Transportation Committee to develop a list of recommended priorities to present to the WSCCOG Board on August 20, 2015. The initial priority list will be posted on the WSCCOG website within 72 hours of the board meeting. To view the forthcoming initial priority list, as well as materials supporting the development of the prioritization list, see below:
LONG RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN (LRTP)
Approved in 2009, Metro’s Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) outlines the transportation improvements expected to be needed within the next three decades taking into account expected growth in the region and funding. Metro is in the process of updating the LRTP, which is currently scheduled for adoption in 2017. In February 2014, the Metro Board approved the preparation of Mobility Matrices to establish subregional goals, performance objectives, and project needs as the initial step to identifying transportation programs and projects that require funding (click here to view all subregional mobility matrices). The Mobility Matrix would also be used in the LRTP and as a resource document for the 2016 potential sales tax ballot measure, which is being developed in parallel with the LRTP Update.
WESTSIDE COMMUNITY DIALOGUE
WSCCOG previously announced two transportation community dialogues in May 2015 to inform the community on WSCCOG’s current efforts in preparation for the LRTP and the potential ballot measure. These two community dialogues were postponed until further notice. For an opportunity to provide input on the ballot measure and LRTP, Metro plans to hold on-going stakeholder outreach (November 2015-May 2016) and community workshops (February/May 2016). WSCCOG also plans to collaborate with Metro in these forthcoming events. WSCCOG will post updates on Metro’s future outreach and workshops as soon as the information becomes available.
For resources on Westside projects and to learn more about Los Angeles County regional transportation planning and funding, click here.