Los Angeles Antigang Ballot Measure Not Dead Yet


The Los Angeles ballot measure that would $30 million a year for anti-gang programs fell just shy of the two-thirds vote needed to pass, says the Los Angeles Times. Proposition A received 66.12% of the vote — six-tenths of a percentage point short of victory. Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn is holding out hope that late absentee and provisional ballots would turn the tide.

Proposition A, which would charge property owners in Los Angeles a flat rate of $36 per year, was one of dozens of tax measures that saw a surge of support thanks to the high general election turnout across Los Angeles County. Officials processed 377,205 requests for mail-in ballots.

Link: http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-me-gangtax6-2008nov06,0,2324903.story

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