- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 19, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The city’s top analyst is recommending asking Los Angeles voters to approve a half-percent sales tax increase to help pay to fix crumbling roads and buckling sidewalks.

The Daily News reports (https://bit.ly/1j6yUPC ) City Administrative Officer Miguel Santana issued a report Tuesday that says the tax hike would raise about $4.5 billion to fund thousands of miles of repairs. It would need two-thirds support to pass.

Santana suggests putting the measure on the November ballot. The first public hearing on the plan will occur in two weeks.

Officials say the tax would sunset after 15 years.

A spokesman says Mayor Eric Garcetti would study the proposal.

The newspaper says nearly a third of the city’s network of more than 28,000 miles of roadway needs major repairs.


Information from: (Los Angeles) Daily News, https://www.dailynews.com

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