28 Nov 2016
Positive Election Results
Across the country last week, people voted to protect our environment for future generations. For example, Measure A in Los Angeles County and Measure T1 in the city of Berkeley:
- Los Angeles County cities and local communities have voted to protect, enhance and maintain LA county neighborhood parks, open space, trails, beaches, natural habitat and rivers, creeks and streams. The funding comes from Measure A, which will raise $94 million annually (via a 1.5￠per square foot per year parcel tax) and replaces expiring funding from the 1992 and 1996 Propositions A. You can learn more from the Department of Parks and Recreation Description and this one page flyer.
- The City of Berkeley will repair, renovate, replace, and reconstruct the city’s aging infrastructure and facilities, including sidewalks, storm drains, parks, streets, senior and recreation centers, and other important city facilities and buildings. The funding comes from $100 million in general obligation bonds (via an average annual tax rate of $21.27 per $100,000 of assessed property valuation over 40 years). You can read the full text, City Attorney Impartial Analysis and Yes on T1.