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We did it!

Last week, Los Angeles County voters stepped up and passed Measure W! Thank you for all your hard work reaching out to voters and activating them to make their voices heard. Now, we have the funds to invest in local, safe, and clean water to protect our economy, improve public health, and safeguard Los Angeles County’s water future for the next generation. Stormwater runoff is the leading source of water pollution in Los Angeles County and is responsible for nearly $280 million in public health costs each year. But thanks to your efforts, we can invest in a safer, cleaner water future for Los Angeles County.

Now, we have to ensure that nature-based solutions and community investments are prioritized in the implementation process. You can learn more at www.safecleanwaterla.org.

Vote YES on Measure W

Today is Election Day! Polls close at 8pm, so please be sure and get out to vote today. It’s going to be close, and we NEED your Yes vote on Measure W! If you’re in line before polls close, you will be allowed to vote. Not sure where to vote? Find your polling place here https://lavote.net/locator/ or call the toll-free Voter Hotline for help at (800) 345-8683.

Now is the time to invest in local, safe and clean water, to protect our economy and public health, and to safeguard Los Angeles County’s water future for the next generation. Stormwater runoff is the leading source of water pollution in Los Angeles County and is responsible for nearly $280 million in public health costs each year. Let’s invest now for a safer, cleaner water future for Los Angeles County.

Endorsing Yes On W

The #OurParks coalition is supporting Yes On W, Safe Clean Water for LA County!

We are supporting this measure because Los Angeles County and its 88 cities have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to improve our outdated approach to water. Measure W modernizes our 100-year-old water system, using nature and science, to capture more rainfall, filter out toxic pollutants, and store cleaner water for future use. From Azusa to Zuma, from Santa Clarita to San Pedro, Measure W will invest billions in communities to build a better future for LA.

Measure W will make water safe and clean

  • It will improve, protect and increase the amount of safe and healthy drinking water by cleaning up the pollution sources that threaten our water supply.
  • Measure W will clean-up our communities and protect public health. Dirty stormwater and runoff dump trash, pharmaceuticals, and toxins in LA’s already polluted waterways, impacting the health of our most vulnerable populations, like children and seniors.

Measure W will drastically reduce wasted water and prepare us for extreme weather

  • It will help us prepare for future droughts and flash floods by building projects across the County to capture, clean, and save rainwater, and better recycle our existing water.
  • Even in dry years, we waste more than 100 billion gallons of rain and runoff by sending it down our gutters and into the ocean. Measure W will allow us to save and clean it – enough to meet the needs of more than 2.5 million people each year.

Measure W will clean up trash and protect our environment

  • More than 4 thousand tons of trash from our streets wash up on LA County beaches each year. This measure funds an action plan to prevent trash, including cigarette butts and syringes, from clogging our stormdrains and littering our beaches.
  • Measure W will protect Los Angeles County rivers, lakes and beaches by reducing the dangerous contamination that makes them unsafe for humans and toxic to marine life.

Measure W will invest in communities and help cool our neighborhoods

  • With projects like parks, green alleys, street trees, redesigned schoolyards and restored wetlands, Measure W will cool our increasingly hot neighborhoods while creating jobs.
  • It will be accountable, with oversight by community stakeholders & independent experts.

#OurParks Coalition Meeting – October 17

Join the #OurParks Coalition for funding updates!

Come hear updates on the LA County Stormwater Measure on November’s ballot, and meet representatives from the agencies charged with implementing Proposition 68 park bond funding.

Coffee and refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP by October 12 to jannelle.gonzales@tpl.org

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Casa Italiana at St. Peter’s Italian Church
1051 N. Broadway, LA, CA 90012

Getting there: (by bus) bus stops located within a block from Casa Italiana are served by Metro bus lines 28, 45, and 83, DASH Downtown B, and DASH Lincoln Heights/Chinatown; (by Metro) the Chinatown Gold Line station is a short walk away; (by car) there is street parking as well as a parking structure one block south towards Chinatown.

Join us Tuesday morning with Senator de León

Thank you for your support on Proposition 68. The Yes on Prop 68 campaign is hosting a victory press conference, headlined by Senator de León on Tuesday. I hope you can join us and a number of Los Angeles leaders at this important event! See below information:

WHAT: Yes on Prop 68 Press Conference
WHEN: Tuesday, June 19th 10 a.m.
WHERE: Vista Hermosa Park – 100 N. Toluca St., Los Angeles, CA 90026
WHO: Senator de León and other Los Angeles Leaders

Senator de León and local leaders will lead a press conference to talk about Prop 68 passing and what it will mean for local investments in Los Angeles County.

Under Prop. 68 the Los Angeles area will receive close to $1 billion, including significant funding for the protection and restoration of the Los Angeles River. The measure also directly addresses the need to bring parks and green spaces to L.A.’s underserved families, ensure all communities have access to clean drinking water and better prepare California to weather the impacts of climate change.

We hope to see you there!

We did it!

Thank you for your support, your volunteering, and your vote. The statewide parks and natural resources bond, Proposition 68, passed! Election results show that it won with about 56% of the vote statewide, and that total may increase as more ballots are counted over the next few days.

Californians have spoken. Prop 68 will invest 4.1 billion dollars in protecting our parks, water, and natural areas. The Los Angeles area will receive over 140 million dollars–a major investment in our parks and natural resources, and be eligible for up to 2 billion dollars in competitive grants. We’ll keep you updated as this process unfolds.

Vote Vote Vote!

Today is Election Day! Polls close at 8pm, please be sure and get out to vote today. Polling shows it’s going to be close, and we NEED your Yes vote! If you’re in line before polls close, you will be allowed to vote. Not sure where to vote? Find your polling place here (LA County) https://lavote.net/locator/ or call the toll-free Voter Hotline for help at (800) 345-8683.

Now’s the time to make your voice heard on the future of California’s water and natural resources. Prop 68 is a chance for Californians to step up and protect what matters to us, like safe parks and clean water. A YES on Prop 68 will invest 4.1 billion dollars in protecting our parks, water, and natural areas to prepare for the impacts of climate change.

Join us on Twitter one more time Monday morning!

Non-profits and individuals across California will be taking over Twitter on Monday morning (June 4) at 10am one more time, to talk about Prop 68 and what it will mean for our parks and natural resources. This election will be close, and we need your help to get out the vote. Our goal with the Twitter party is to create a publicly visible discussion about Proposition 68, extend our reach among voters and spread awareness before Election Day on Tuesday. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals and organizations to engage and inform voters across the state within a 1-hour timeframe and potentially help us “trend” on Twitter!

#YesOn68 Twitter Party June 4

All you need to do on Monday morning is log into your Twitter account, follow @Yes68CA to see the questions, and respond back with your answers to the questions. Feel free to respond to any or all of the questions, and be sure to use the hashtag #YesOn68 when you answer so that more people will see your answers.

Don’t have Twitter? You can still follow along as an observer by going to https://twitter.com/yes68ca on Monday morning at 10am and reading other peoples’ responses.

Join us for a Twitter party on Wednesday!

We’re a week away from the election, so it’s time to turn up the heat! We’re teaming up again with @Yes68CA and many statewide and local organizations to host a Twitter Party discussing the benefits of saying #YesOn68. Mark your calendars for 5/30 at 10AM! You won’t want to miss this.

#YesOn68 Twitter Party May 29

All you need to do on Wednesday morning is log into your Twitter account, follow @Yes68CA and respond in with your answers to the questions. Don’t have Twitter? You can still follow along as an observer by going to @Yes68CA on Wednesday morning at 10am and reading other peoples’ responses.

Join us Monday morning with Mayor Garcetti

The Yes on Prop 68 campaign is hosting a press conference, headlined by Mayor Eric Garcetti to increase awareness and support for this important measure. I hope you can join us and a number of Los Angeles leaders at this important event to demonstrate strong LA support for Prop 68! See below information:

WHAT: Yes on Prop 68 Press Conference
WHEN: Monday, May 21st 9-10 a.m.
WHERE: State Historic Park – 1245 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles
WHO: Mayor Eric Garcetti and other Los Angeles Leaders

Mayor Eric Garcetti and local leaders will lead a press conference announcing major new support for Proposition 68 and highlighting how Los Angeles will specifically benefit from the $4.1 billion bond measure that Californians will vote on this June.

Under Prop. 68 the Los Angeles area would receive more than $140 million, including significant funding for the protection and restoration of the Los Angeles River – a cause the Mayor has championed. The measure also directly addresses the need to bring parks and green spaces to L.A.’s underserved families, ensure all communities have access to clean drinking water and better prepare California to weather the impacts of climate change.

We hope to see you there!