On June 28, 2012, Metro’s Board of Directors agreed to ask Los Angeles County voters to approve Measure R Plus, which would extend the 0.5% sales tax that California voters approved back in 2008 for an unspecified period of time. Revenue generated by Measure R Plus would go toward funding Metro’s projects. Measure R Plus was introduced by Assemblyman Michael Feuer (D-Los Angeles) in January of this year.
This brings Measure R Plus one step closer to the November ballot. Nonetheless, Measure R Plus still needs to be approved by the L.A. County Board of Supervisors, the State Senate and Governor Jerry Brown.