Streetcar vote to be counted today
A rendering of a downtown L.A. streetcar by LA Streetcar Inc.
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES — Monday is the last day for eligible Downtown residents to vote on a property tax that would help fund a new streetcar in the area. Although the ballot is mail-in, Shiraz Tangri, general counsel of L.A. Streetcar Inc., said there's still time for Downtowners to cast their vote.
People can walk their ballot into the City Clerk's office all day today and they will still be counted in the election. Here's the exact address on where to bring them in Downtown:
Office of the City Clerk - Election Div.
Piper Technical Center
555 Ramirez Street
Tangri said they expect to receive preliminary results on the vote late tonight or first thing Tuesday morning. If at least two-thirds of people vote in favor of the parcel tax, property owners located near the proposed streetcar route will begin paying a tax based on the size of their land and proximity to the route. The income from this will help fund $62.5 million of the streetcar's design, engineering and construction costs.