September 29 -- The Los Angeles Times endorsed Measure M today in a clear and thorough editorial, which was headlined in a manner that truly says it all: "L.A. County residents need alternatives to sitting in soul-crushing traffic. Vote yes on Measure M."
The Times cites the immediate success of the Expo Line extension to Santa Monica, as well as huge spikes in new ridership aboard the Gold Line Extension to Azusa, as indicators of swelling demand in a region increasingly challenged by traffic and crying out for solutions.
Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Torrance) endorsed and urged the passage of Measure M today, recognizing its broad-based benefits to current and future LA County residents.
In a statement, Congressman Lieu outlined the considered rationale for his support for Measure M and looked forward to its implementation:
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.Read more
On a busy Thursday morning, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti chose the Metro Red Line for a smooth ride to beat traffic. And while on board, he took care of some very important official business.Read more
A trio of well-respected transportation blogs today issued editorials in resounding support of Measure M, adding to a continuing wave of endorsements among from cities across LA County, regional business and labor organizations, environmental and other leaders seeking reduced traffic, increased job creation and immediate road repairs designed to foster mobility among a booming populace.
All part of the Streetsblog umbrella, StreetsblogLA, Santa Monica Next, and Longbeachize all summed up their continuing coverage by urging LA county residents to adopt Measure M. The endorsements mark the first time all three publications have come out in support of the same initiative.
September 22 -- The Measure M campaign was pleased to receive the endorsement of NextGen Climate President Tom Steyer today, a business leader and philanthropist who is a prominent voice on climate change and economic opportunity, among other issues.
NextGen Climate issued the following press release announcing his strong support for Measure M, the Los Angeles County Traffic Improvement Plan:
SEPT. 19, 2016 -- The Los Angles County Democratic Party just unanimously endorsed Measure M, the Los Angeles County Traffic Improvement Plan.
"The Los Angeles County Democratic Party enthusiastically endorses Measure M, the Los Angeles County Traffic Improvement Plan, because it brings common sense solutions to the single biggest challenge to the quality of life for folks in LA -- our horrendous traffic," said Eric C. Bauman, Chair of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party. "Measure M will reduce the time we're stuck in traffic by 15 percent, reduce pollutants in our air and will create 465,000 jobs throughout our region. We urge every Democrat -- and every L.A. County resident -- to vote yes on Measure M."
"This endorsement is a huge vote of confidence in the county-wide congestion relief and economic benefits that Measure M will deliver," said Los Angeles Mayor and Metro Vice Chair Eric Garcetti. "Every voter should put Measure M on their priority list for the upcoming election."Read more
WEST HOLLYWOOD, SEPT. 19, 2016 -- The City of West Hollywood endorsed Measure M, the Los Angeles County Traffic Improvement Plan, last night.
"West Hollywood wins if Measure M wins. Our region's daily struggle with traffic stresses us economically and environmentally. Measure M immediately paves the way for West Hollywood's own local transportation projects and plugs us in to Metro's growing transit system to help the WeHo community get where they want to go countywide faster and more conveniently," said West Hollywood Councilmember Lindsey Horvath.Read more