Measure R Passes; Press Conf. Wed @ 9:45 am

It was close, but Measure R passes!

MAYOR ANTONIO R. VILLARAIGOSA
City of Los Angeles

MEDIA ADVISORY
November 5, 2008

CONTACT:
Matt Szabo
(213) 978-XXXX

MAYOR VILLARAIGOSA TO CELEBRATE PASSAGE OF HISTORIC MEASURE TO RELIEVE TRAFFIC AND FUND MASS TRANSIT IN LA COUNTY

Measure R, which invests $40 billion in traffic relief and public transit, holds solid lead as final votes are tallied

Los Angeles — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, joined by Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, Assemblyman Mike Feuer, Councilmember Wendy Greuel and MTA Board Member Richard Katz, will hold a news conference to discuss the passage of the Measure R sales tax to fund mass transit, Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at 9:45 AM at the Southwest corner of Wilshire Blvd. and Veteran Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024.

As of 3:30 a.m., the campaign is reporting an approval vote of 67.41% with 100% of precincts voting. It needs a 2/3 approval to pass and the campaign is confident that it has met the threshold to pass the proposed transit reform.

Measure R is a comprehensive plan to reduce traffic countywide, improve safety measures and enhance the quality of life in Los Angeles County. From the San Gabriel Valley to the Santa Monica Pier, the plan will finance new and existing transportation projects and programs that will lead to repaired streets and highways, new bus and rail lines, reduced air pollution, child asthma rates and lower commute times.

WHO
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky
Assemblyman Mike Feuer
Councilmember Wendy Greuel
MTA Board Member Richard Katz

WHAT
Discuss passage of Measure R

WHEN
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
9:45 AM

WHERE
Southwest corner of Wilshire Blvd. and Veteran Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024

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