Move LA Executive Director Denny Zane told the LA Times that he is confident that Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's plan to pass an extension of the Measure R sales tax will be successful. Zane noted that "Extensions do better with voters than the original measures."
Measure R passed with 68 percent of the vote, slightly more than the two-thirds vote requirement and 20 points more than the two previous sales tax measures — in 1980 and 1990 — which were approved with bare majorities.
Sales tax measures in San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange counties were also approved with bare majorities 30 years ago but were extended this past decade by more than two-thirds of the voters.
Here is the LA Times story.