October 1 -- LA County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich expressed strong support for Measure M in the Santa Clarita Valley Signal today, laying out the case for traffic relief, job creation and a modern, interconnected system that was developed with unprecedented bottom-up community input.
Supervisor Antonovich cited the process of gaining feedback and support from every corner of LA County:
In 2013, as chairman of the Metro board and following the 2012 defeat of Measure J’s proposed transit tax, I sent letters to each of the county’s 88 cities and their regional councils of government asking them to identify their local and regional transportation priorities.
This set into motion a first-of-its-kind, bottoms-up approach to assess the transportation needs of our county, which was supported by subsequent Metro chairpersons Diane DuBois, Eric Garcetti, Mark Ridley-Thomas and John Fasana. Hundreds of meetings were held with the cities, community organizations, business groups, experts and advocates.
In contrast to previous measures, Measure M would create a regional transportation system that would be fair to our county’s local communities because it was developed from the bottom up.