Los Angeles voters will not be asked next March to consider a tax increase for more police officers. The City Council passed up on yesterday’s deadline to put the measure on the ballot, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Council members want to do more work on the issue before going to the voters. “We can’t run willy-nilly and put something on the ballot,” Councilwoman Cindy Miscikowski said last week.
Several lawmakers say that L.A. is desperate for more police officers and that they plan to keep studying the tax-increase idea. One idea is to impose a real estate parcel tax to bring the LAPD to 10,000 officers.