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  1. Anti-development coalition quietly funding campaign to defeat Metro's ballot measureRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 20 | Curbed

    A quarterly finance report from the Coalition to Preserve LA reveals that the organization, which is behind the controversial Neighborhood Integrity Initiative, is also backing the opposition campaign to Metro's Measure M. As the financial statement shows, the coalition made a $10,000 contribution to the No on Measure M 2016 campaign, which opposes Metro's proposed half-cent sales tax increase to pay for a wide range of future public transit projects and transportation improvements. The group's opposition to Measure M isn't terribly surprising.


  2. South Bay voters could be Measure M's demiseRead the original story

    Thursday Oct 6 | Curbed

    In just one month voters in Los Angeles County will decide the fate of nearly half a century's worth of funding for public transportation in the area. Measure M, a half-cent sales tax hike that would pay for a dramatic increase in Metro's service area, will be on the ballot November 8. Metro has laid out an ambitious plan of expansion to entice voters from throughout the county to pass the Measure M sales tax increase.


  3. 10 hidden gems in Los AngelesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2016 | Curbed

    If Los Angeles were a museum, Eric Lynxwiler would be docent-in-chief. A storehouse of local lore, he has spent the better part of two decades uncovering and illuminating unheralded city treasures via coffee table books and comedy-laced tours.


  4. Some LA cities claim proposal to hike taxes to expand public transit is unfairRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2016 | Curbed

    Since June, when its board of directors approved a ballot measure asking voters for a half-cent sales tax increase to fund new transportation projects, Metro has been campaigning hard for what it's now referring to as Measure M. That initiative would greatly expand public transit infrastructure countywide, make key freeway improvements, and even expand regional bike trails; but not everyone is happy with the ballot measure. As Los Angeles Daily News reports , a coalition of cities filed a petition last week in Los Angeles County Superior Court disputing the wording of Measure M as it will appear on November ballots.


  5. A New and Improved Wishlist for Public TransitRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2016 | Curbed

    Metro announced last week big changes to its proposal for a November ballot measure that would ask voters to approve a half-cent sales tax hike to fund major public transportation projects. The biggest change is that the tax wouldn't expire , unless voters decided to end it.


  6. Million-Dollar Houses Are Taking Over LA NeighborhoodsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2016 | Curbed

    Housing prices across Los Angeles are rising and way out of reach for many Angelenos, but, looking at it another way, at least there are more homes to choose from for the person whose budget is over a million dollars, right? The share of million-dollar homes in the LA metro has doubled in the last four years, shows a new report out from Trulia . In 2012, these homes made up 8 percent of LA's market; in 2016, they made up 16.3 percent.


  7. Metro May Run a New Rail Line Right By Inglewood NFL StadiumRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2016 | Curbed

    The planned Los Angeles Rams stadium in Inglewood is just about to get shovels in the ground, relatively close to a future Metro rail line , but Metro's Board of Directors is now looking into bringing a rail connection much closer to the venue in the form of a whole new line.


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