L.A. MTA Can Seek Sales Tax Hike
- Oct 9, 2015 | Gail Cole
Governor Jerry Brown (D) of California has signed legislation authorizing the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to seek a sales and use tax increase to fund specified transportation-related projects and programs. The tax increase could not exceed 1%.
Voters would have to approve any such increase. If they do, the additional revenue would fund highway improvements and the expansion of the Los Angeles County transit system and local transportation programs.
As of this writing, MTA spokesman Rick Jager says the board is not set on a tax-increase. Should they decide to pursue a sales tax rate increase, “it would likely be on the November 2016 ballot.”
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