Ridley-Thomas Says No Measure R Extension
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, who received substantial support from Beverly Hills in his bid for his Second District supervisorial seat, came out against Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s call to extend in perpetuity Measure R, the MTA funding tax. Ridley-Thomas was a leader in the push to approve Measure R in 2008. His refusal to back Villaraigosa’s latest tax hike joins that of many other bipartisan local leaders including Fifth District Supervisor Mike Antonovich.
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