Denny Zane has been telling Toronto the story of how it came to be that 67.8% of LA voters agreed to tax themselves in 2008 -- even as the recession was howling down upon us -- in order to build out LA's transit system. Toronto is keenly interested in the success of the Measure R sales tax for transportation in LA and wants to know how we did it, even though Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has said "Hell will freeze over before I support any of these taxes."

Denny told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation that a key to winning the support of voters is to make it clear exactly which projects will be funded with taxpayer dollars. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne disagrees with the Toronto mayor and agrees with Denny that the city needs "dedicated funding tied to specific transit projects in a transparent manner."

Read the CBC story here.

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