Will a Half-Penny Tax Fix LA's Budget?

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Los Angeles could see a half cent rise in the city's sales tax, if Proposition A is adopted on the March 5 ballot. The city is facing a budget deficit of more than $200 million, and top city officials, including Mayor Villaraigosa, want the sales tax increase to avoid cutbacks in police and other key public safety services. We hear from a reporter covering the story and from proponents and opponents of the measure.

Credits

Guests:
David Zahniser - Los Angeles Times - @DavidZahniser, Jack Humphreville - Department of Water and Power Advocacy Committee - @Jack90020, Richard Close - Sherman Oaks Homeowners Association

Hosts:
Mike Shuster, Warren Olney

Producers:
Evan George, Caitlin Shamberg, Katie Cooper