The County voters defeated Proposition M.
Had the County voters passed the proposition, a half-cent sales tax would have gone into effect in the County, and it would have triggered a quarter-cent sales tax in the City (which was passed in freaking 1997, but was conditional on a County sales tax). All in all, the cost to County residents would be around $50 a year.
All of this would have allowed Metro to operate on its current schedule, merrily ferrying thousands of people to and from work on an effective schedule.
Now, bus routes will be cut, Call-A-Ride services slashed (can’t drive yourself?, can’t walk to a bus stop?, too bad for you now!), and waits for trains lengthened.
Because of this, I have two choice words for certain County voters.
The first one starts with F, and the second one starts with Y. Fill in the blanks.