Oh yes, you did. One of the sneakiest anti-democratic tricks is an "off-cycle" election.
How about March 7th in Los Angeles? anything so important that it couldn't be last Novemer? Heck yes. Mayor and tax increases. Nothing like voter suppression to skew the outcome.
not to worry. The mayor is safe. Let us discuss the tax increase.
Measure H. Reading the proponents message you'd be hard pressed to learn it means a 1/4th cent tax increase. That means 9.5% from the current 9.25% in the City of LA. Or properly El Pueblo de la Reyna de Los Angeles (The Town of The Queen of Angels).
No one even blinks at 9.25% sales tax as high, regressive and counterproductive? The Laffer Curve is currently in disrepute but there are elements that resonate.
What the Laffer Curve doesn't track is rising public obligations in the red zone. Revenues plus expenses drives net benefits down much faster.