The Los Angeles area business community said they were ready to battle for the half-cent sales tax dedicated for transportation. They better roll up their sleeves and get ready for a tough fight. The reason? The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority board voted 11 -2 to put the tax on the November ballot with no end date, “no sunset” in the parlance of the board.
Dealing with transportation gridlock would grow the economy and create jobs according to many speakers at the board hearing. Representatives from business groups including the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, BizFed, Valley Industry Commerce Association, National Association of Women Business Owners, the Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce and others lined up at the microphone in support of the measure.