Message from discussion Expanded Metrolink service
From: Kymberleigh Richards <kricha...@socata.net>
Subject: Re: Expanded Metrolink service
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2011 21:14:16 -0700
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On Sun, 24 Jul 2011 21:09:21 -0700, "Bootstrap Bill"
>Is it too late to modify Measure M so more of it is spent for things
>like light rail and less for widening the 405 and the 22?
Measure M (more accurately, Measure M2 now) has a provision similar to
the one in Measure R allowing the OCTA Board of Directors to adjust
how the tax revenue is allocated. However, it appears that major
reallocations will require voter approval, whereas LACMTA can make
changes on a two-thirds vote (9 of the 13 Directors) and notification
of same to the State Legislature.
From the OCTA website:
Minor adjustments can be made by a two-thirds vote of the Taxpayer
Oversight Committee and a two-thirds vote of the OCTA Board of
Directors. Major changes must be taken back to voters for
As it stands, 20% of Measure M2 funds are allocated to rail
(predominantly the funding of Metrolink OC-only service and
improvements to the rail corridor that it runs in) and 5% to bus
service (enhanced senior citizen programs and more targeted and
localized bus lines).