March 27, 2017

City of Los Angeles Local Return/Complete Streets Organizing Call

As many know, LA County’s game-changing transportation plan — Measure M — passed in November 2016. A portion of the estimated $860 million per year for transportation improvements across the county will go back to the cities — something called local returnto be used on local infrastructure, like sidewalks, crosswalks, or traffic signals.

Sales tax revenue for Measure M will start to flow on July 1st, 2017 — less than 4 months from now. The big question remains: How will cities across the county set policies for how to spend their local return money?

We discussed this on our conference call action alert and wrote about what happened when we advocated for Measure M local return to be dedicated to Vision Zero — see blog recap here.