Candidates for four Los Angeles City Council districts in the San Fernando Valley were polled on these issues:
Metro Rail--The proposed $3.3-billion subway would link downtown with North Hollywood and would be financed, for the most part, by the federal government. The City Council must decide whether to provide the city's share of funds from a voter-approved half-cent sales tax increase to finance the project. The council must also decide whether to tax property owners along the proposed route for part of the cost of building the system. The candidates were asked if they generally support metro rail.
Rent Control--Rent increases on apartments in the City of Los Angeles are restricted to 7% a year. The council will decide within the next few months whether to lower the maximum allowable rent hike to the current inflation rate of about 4.5%. Candidates were asked if they support rent control in any form.
Police Tax--Los Angeles city voters in June will decide on a proposal to raise property taxes for the average home by $58 a year to pay for 1,000 additional police. Candidates were asked their position on the ballot issue.