Proposition 68 will be good for California

Sierra Business Council is incredibly excited about this year’s Proposition 68, the Clean Water and Safe Parks Act. This bond offers what SBC has been advocating for years: State funding for the Sierra Nevada that meets the massive amount of resources provided by the region.

As part of a broad, bipartisan coalition of conservation groups, local park advocates, water experts and business organizations, SBC is supporting Proposition 68, for the steps it will take in addressing some of California’s most pressing water, park, and natural resource needs.

Proposition 68 was placed on the ballot by the state legislature to invest $4 billion in critical priorities for California, including:

•Clean drinking water, including drought preparedness, groundwater cleanup, local water capture and recycling.

•Neighborhood parks in areas that are currently underserved.

•Wildlife and flood protection.

•Improving resilience to climate change, including funds for forest restoration, fire protection and farming practices,

•Protection of natural areas, including funding for state conservancies, protection of rivers, lakes and streams and funds for wildlife habitat.

•Protection and increased access to our coast.

SBC is particularly inspired by the $142 million included specifically for the Sierra Nevada. Additionally, Sierra Nevada local governments, special districts, tribes and nonprofits will be eligible for statewide competitive grant programs to reduce wildfire risk and fund parks, trails, watershed improvement, climate resilience, forest health and water quality projects.

Learn more by visiting yes68ca.com, following Yes on 68 on Facebook and Twitter or call Sierra Business Council at
582-4800.

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One thought on “Proposition 68 will be good for California

  • April 7, 2018 at 10:07 am
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    Newspapers should run articles that are balanced and not advocacy ads. Prop. 68 must have some opponents? What do they have to say?

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