A recent LA Times article discusses an upcoming ballot measure that will provide LA County voters with a chance to decide their own fate when it comes to water independence. As the next step after Assembly Bill (AB) 1180, which was approved by Governor Brown on October 9, 2017, this November 2018 ballot measure will provide a permanent funding source for Cities and Agencies within LA County to:
- improve water quality across the region
- improve the region’s water resilience
- add regional and local stormwater capture projects
- increase the number of groundwater recharge projects
- reduce the negative impacts to local rivers, lakes, and oceans
Embracing the effects of a persistent drought and global discussion about climate change, County Officials coordinated a public outreach effort to engage leaders from across the region directly. It seems the message is resonating with the main stakeholders, because recent polling shows that the ballot measure has more than the minimum 66% of the votes necessary to pass.
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