LA Unified School Board Unanimously Approves Support for Measure M on Upcoming November 8 Ballot

LOS ANGELES (Aug. 23, 2016) - The LAUSD Board of Education is the latest to be added to the long list of supporters to a transportation proposition benefitting the greater Los Angeles community.

The resolution notes that Measure M will provide “new funding for school safety programs, bicycle and pedestrian safety enhancements, and circulator bus service” and “ensure that fares freeze for District students and continue to be lowest student fares of any transportation agency in the country.”

“The future of Los Angeles includes 100% percent graduation and a transportation system plan equally bold and optimistic,” said School Board Member Mónica García, author of the resolution. “We expect great schools for children in Los Angeles and Measure M provides the needed investment for cleaner air, safe streets, and affordable transportation options for members of the LAUSD family.”

“It is in the same spirit of our founder Ethel Percy Andrus, California’s first woman high school principal at LA Unified’s Abraham Lincoln High School that we stand in support of Measure M” said AARP California representative David Azevedo. “It will better connect our region and will leave a powerful legacy for a more age-friendly and more livable Los Angeles.”

Measure M, the Los Angeles County ballot proposition on this year’s November ballot, aims to relieve freeway traffic flow, local road repairs, and other improvements that will help students, families, and staff get to and from schools faster and safer — while keeping senior, disabled and student fares affordable.

The measure will also provide funding to each of L.A. County's 88 cities for their own local projects including pothole filling, road repairs, and intersection improvements.

Measure M requires two-thirds (66.6 percent) “Yes” votes to pass at the November 8, 2016 election.

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For more information on Measure M: http://www.voteyesonm.org/

For voter registration verification: https://www.lavote.net/vrstatus/

To register to vote: http://registertovote.ca.gov/

Contact: Isidro Armenta (213) 241-6180

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