Lessons Learned From LA’S 2016 Measure M

Featuring Mike Manville, Associate Professor UCLA Urban Planning

ECOS MTG/Board on July 26, 2022 at 6 pm
LINK: ECOS ZOOM 6656164155 or call 1 669 900 6833, ID: 665 616 4155

Co-hosts:

Mike McKeever, former CEO of SACOG
Susan Herre AIA AICP, president of ECOS

WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM LA’S EXPERIENCE? Whether the transportation tax measure now under discussion in Sacramento passes or not, this discussion on LA’s Measure M will give us some good perspective.

We will hear from Prof. Manville on the lead up to Measure M, Los Angeles County’s 2016 transportation tax ballot initiative, its goal to transform the way people move around the LA region, why it passed, and what’s happened since. Please join us!

For reference, see Prof. Manville’s two papers — for ENO Center for Transportation and for UC Institute of Transportation Studies.

Transportation measure comes under fire in some circles, Sacramento Business Journal, July 15, 2022

This fall, Sacramento County voters will weigh in on a sales tax measure with a cornucopia of proposed boosting for local transportation: road fixes, transit improvements and more.

One proposed use of measure proceeds, though, has drawn criticism in some corners, including from a regional transportation planning agency. About 11.5% of all annual tax revenues would be allocated to Caltrans for state highway improvements and to the Capital Southeast Joint Powers Authority for the Capital Southeast Connector project.

To groups like the Environmental Council of Sacramento, the latter project is out of line with smart growth.

“We feel it’s inducing sprawl and vehicle miles traveled,” said Ralph Propper, a past president of ECOS and chair of its climate change committee. “It wouldn’t meet state mandates.”

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