Measure R mailing `informational'

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When is a political campaign not a campaign? When it's Measure R and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is running an informational campaign on the benefits of the half-percent sales tax measure on the ...

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Kathy

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"The brochure was sent to 3.87 million homes in Los Angeles County, costing more than $1 million for the publication and mailing expenses.

In all, the agency has budgeted $4.1 million for the information campaign. "

Gee I thought the MTA was broke. They budgeted 4.1 milllion to do this campaign. We might need a better transportation system but we can't take care of what we have now. Hey Politicans get over yourself about opening new things when you have infastructure falling apart. Another thing this is the worse time to increase taxes. While certain groceries are not taxable everything has gone up in price wo you want to make it harder for everyone in the county to make ends meet.

The MTA from what I've heard has customer service problems. They need to be fixed and should be fixed before they expand into other areas. Can they be made to be more service oriented as in customer service?

I understand the Dodgers are loved but to obtain federal legislation can we PlEASE resolve the illegal immigration problems before the area is named. We have not enforced our immigration laws in 22 years. We have a lot of problems we need to take care of now.
Norman Moore

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Sep 29, 2008
 
It is true as Kathy says that the MTA isn't taking care of what we have but one fine point which she apparently missed. The MTA has its fingers in more than buses and trains. It also has jurisdiction over highways within it's district. Those free emergency trucks you see on the freeways are also a service of MTA. All in all, and I'm a vote no when they ask for money kind of guy, I'm saying vote "yes" on R.

As to Dodger town, while we're at it how about changing Los Angeles to Ciudad de Mexico? Actually this makes as much sense as changing a section of what was once parts of Van Nuys, Sherman Oaks, and North Hollywood to Valley Glen. Since LA has this system of sham "cities" at least keep the traditional names as they are all that give us any sense of community in this megapolis. I am therefore neutral on the idea of changing the name for the area around Dodger Stadium.
Andy Cilek

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Sep 29, 2008
 
City Councilman Jose Huizar said IRV might prove to reverse the low voter participation in city elections as well as voter fatigue..

Since when did "voter fatigue" become an issue in IRV? Looks like just another bogus argument by the IRV proponents.. You'd think a sitting City Council member in one of our largest cities could come up with something better than this.

Andy Cilek
Minnesota Voters Alliance
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Fed Up

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Vote NO on R.

The politicians in LA have never seen a tax increase/fee increase they did not like.

“America & LEGAL Americans 1st”

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Sep 29, 2008
 
Vote NO on every ballot issue asking for money, increase in taxes, and against every city council member and school board member running for re-election.

A public entity is not supposed to send out election material at taxpayer expense. If you think these "informational" brochures weren't election material I've got some nice beach front property in Galveston, TX that I can give you at a great price.

Who do these monkeys think we are? Oh, yeah. We live in Lost Angeles... I forgot.
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Just shut down this local Government, they are worthless.

Vote No on R.
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You valley NIMBY's are so selfish. The Valley despite- Ron Kaye's underhanded attempt to run for Mayor- will get over a $1 Billion in street and bus improvements, Metrolink improvements along with the 405 Transit Corridor.
I think the Valley is getting their fair share.

“America & LEGAL Americans 1st”

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SFV wrote:
You valley NIMBY's are so selfish. The Valley despite- Ron Kaye's underhanded attempt to run for Mayor- will get over a $1 Billion in street and bus improvements, Metrolink improvements along with the 405 Transit Corridor.
I think the Valley is getting their fair share.
We don't care if people in the basin and the westside want their neighborhoods screwed up for years building "the subway to the sea". We just don't want to pay for something which will not benefit us here in the San Fernando Valley.

And there is no way you can convince me that this little brochure I'm looking at right now (yes its right in front of me) isn't campaign material. They skirted the law by calling it "informational" and I resent that I received this in my mail.
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Wish as we may that we lived on our own islands, we actually live in an interconnected county. Interconnected as we are, we have woefully underinvested in transportation infrastructure and must rapidly catch up to other regions which have invested much more wisely. If we fail to catch up, we will choke in ever increasing traffic. We will shed much needed jobs to regions made much more attractive to employers because of their better regional mobility and environmental quality. The informational brochure helps me see how we can rescue our futures; for this reason I thank the MTA for sending it. By funding Measure R's projects throughout the county, I will enjoy better job opportunities, higher home values and enhanced air quality while living in my own individual neighborhood. Although I would prefer not to fund these necessary investments with a county sales tax, we have no other feasible funding on the horizon. To thrive in the new century, I will vote an emphatic YES on Measure R. I only hope we are not too late in building for our futures.
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All I'm reading is 'No' because they're asking for more money. How about providing your solution in improving traffic conditions and better mass transit. Bravo Angeleno! You are on point.
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Oct 9, 2008
 
Measure R was endorsed by the LA Times!

www.latimes.com/news/printedition/opinion/la-... - 2008oct09,0,5535161.story

Responding to some of the above comments:
Actually, Metro is broke, in terms of funds urgently needed for road & transit projects, and that's why we need to pass Measure R.

I see that some of the concerns here are from people in the Valley -- well, it should be noted that VICA has endorsed this, as has longtime Valley leader David Fleming (Chair of the Business Federation), not mention other groups from the LA Chamber to AFL-CIO and the Sierra Club.

If you agree and want to support Measure R, join this group on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php...
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Oct 9, 2008
 
Just what you need to do, vote to increase your taxes.
Bob

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Were paying taxes now to fill pot holes on the roads. The job is not getting done. More money is not the answer,less government waste is the answer.
Vote "NO" on measure R and Q.

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The brochure sent to our homes on measure R and Q is a total waste of taxpayers(our)money.

Government has no respect for the money we send them all they know how to do is spend,spend and spend more.

“America & LEGAL Americans 1st”

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Oct 16, 2008
 
Bob wrote:
Were paying taxes now to fill pot holes on the roads. The job is not getting done. More money is not the answer,less government waste is the answer.
Vote "NO" on measure R and Q.
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The brochure sent to our homes on measure R and Q is a total waste of taxpayers(our)money.
Government has no respect for the money we send them all they know how to do is spend,spend and spend more.
AGREED!
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West Valley Dave Smith wrote:
Vote NO on every ballot issue asking for money, increase in taxes, and against every city council member and school board member running for re-election.
A public entity is not supposed to send out election material at taxpayer expense. If you think these "informational" brochures weren't election material I've got some nice beach front property in Galveston, TX that I can give you at a great price.
Who do these **** think we are? Oh, yeah. We live in Lost Angeles... I forgot.
I agree!
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West Valley Dave Smith wrote:
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We don't care if people in the basin and the westside want their neighborhoods screwed up for years building "the subway to the sea". We just don't want to pay for something which will not benefit us here in the San Fernando Valley.
And there is no way you can convince me that this little brochure I'm looking at right now (yes its right in front of me) isn't campaign material. They skirted the law by calling it "informational" and I resent that I received this in my mail.
well, dave, just do what I did. glance through the propaganda, carefully tear it into small pieces and throw it into the trash can. Then stand up straight and shout "N_E_X_T!!"

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antipropaganda wrote:
<quoted text>well, dave, just do what I did. glance through the propaganda, carefully tear it into small pieces and throw it into the trash can. Then stand up straight and shout "N_E_X_T!!"
Way ahead of you, Scout...
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Oct 18, 2008
 
it is very sad to see what the valley, and all of LA has become, one big liberal cesspool
ethan

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Aug 7, 2012
 
Fed Up wrote:
Vote NO on R.
The politicians in LA have never seen a tax increase/fee increase they did not like.
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! !!

I think that most people in metro LA would agree, metro is the main way to get around the city. i want it to expand!
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West Valley Dave Smith wrote:
Vote NO on every ballot issue asking for money, increase in taxes, and against every city council member and school board member running for re-election.
A public entity is not supposed to send out election material at taxpayer expense. If you think these "informational" brochures weren't election material I've got some nice beach front property in Galveston, TX that I can give you at a great price.
Who do these monkeys think we are? Oh, yeah. We live in Lost Angeles... I forgot.
I couldnt disagree more. I think that if the tax is for something as worthy as Metro.

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