Local Return

Local Return provides funding to Los Angeles County cities for local transportation projects.

Local Return Program

The Proposition A, Proposition C, and Measure R and Measure M Local Return programs are four one-half cent sales tax measures approved by Los Angeles County voters to finance a countywide transit development program.

By ordinance, Metro is responsible for administering the programs and establishing guidelines. The Proposition A tax measure was approved in 1980, the Proposition C tax measure was approved in 1990, Measure R was approved in 2008 and Measure M was approved in 2016. Collection of the taxes began on July 1, 1982; April 1, 1991; July 1, 2009; and July 1, 2017, respectively, while each year, more than $1 billion is generated in local transportation revenue.

As a condition of voter approval, 25 percent of the Proposition A tax revenues, 20 percent of the Proposition C tax revenues, 15 percent of Measure R and 17 percent of Measure M tax revenues are earmarked for the Local Return Programs to be used by cities and the County of Los Angeles in developing and/or improving local public transit, paratransit and related transportation infrastructure.

Local Return funds are allocated and distributed monthly to jurisdictions on a “per capita” basis by Metro. Eligible expenditures are outlined in the Metro’s Adopted Local Return Program Guidelines.

Guidelines:

Proposition A and Proposition C Local Return 2007 Guidelines
Measure R Guidelines
Measure M Guidelines
Local Return Borrowing Guidelines

Forms and resources: 

LRMS User Guide

Consolidated Project Codes

Intelligent Transportation Systems

Pavement Management System

Recreational Transit Certification

Fund Estimates

Fiscal Year 2020

Fiscal Year 2021

Fiscal Year 2022 (coming soon)

Contact Us

Email: localreturn@metro.net

 

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