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Board of Supes Puts Measure R Extension on November Ballot

The vote was 3-1, with Supervisor Michael Antonovich casting the lone dissenting vote.

Voters in November will get a chance to decide the fate of the Measure R extension.

The special election regarding the addition of 30 more years life to the half-cent transit sales tax in order to help fund future transit projects will be part of the Nov. 6 ballot thanks to Tuesday's 3-1 vote from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, according to a report from the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.

AB 1446, which contains the verbiage for the revamped Measure R, has made it past the Senate Appropriations Committee and to the Senate floor, the Tribune reports.

 Metro has stated that the Foothill Extension from the Azusa/Glendora border to Claremont isn't part of the new Measure R's framework of funding.

"It should be noted that failed attempts were made at Monday’s Metro board meeting to amend the expenditure plan to reflect the true total cost to complete the Foothill Extension to Claremont (along with all Measure R projects)," said Gold Line Construction Authority CEO Habib Balian in an e-mailed statement Wednesday. "Unfortunately, the proposed change to the expenditure plan was not approved by the Metro board."

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