ACTION ALERT: 12 Days Till Election Day! – BizFed on KPCC TODAY
Posted October 26th, 2018 |Status:
We are 12 days until Election Day, do your colleagues and members know how Measure W will affect their business and our local economy? Measure W: Stormwater Parcel Tax is a hot topic on the ballot and BizFed has been on the move. Advocacy Director, De’Andre Valencia has been all over the County convincing voters to vote NO on W! TODAY he will be on KPCC 89.3 FM: AirTalk with Larry Mantle at 10:20am. Tune in to hear him discuss why Measure W is a flawed measure! Click here to tune in at 10:20am!
Check your mailboxes, vote by mail ballots are in – do your colleagues and members know how bad Los Angeles County’s Measure W is for homeowners and local business. We’ve put together resources for you to share with your members and contacts, so they can be aware and strengthen the voice of business in the ballot box! See the resources below, and if you would like us to come give a presentation to your group about this local measure, let us know. We’re here to help.
What is Los Angeles County’s Measure W?
A Forever Parcel Tax
No Commitment to Projects or Objectives
Overburdensome Re-Certification Credit Process
Inaccurate Assessment of Impermeable Surface Area & Cost
A Blank Check with No Promises
VOTE NO:Measure W – Los Angeles Region’s Public Health and Safe, Clean Water Program – OPPOSE
Formerly known as the Safe, Clean Water Program (stormwater parcel tax), Measure W is disguised as a “plan” to protect and improve water quality; capture rain/stormwater to increase safe drinking water supplies and prepare for future droughts. Don’t be fooled; Measure W is not a plan at all. Measure W is a forever parcel tax with no commitments to any projects or objectives, is based on inaccurate calculations of impermeable surface area & cost, and will raise housing cost on LA County residents who are experiencing a housing affordability and homeless crisis. If adopted by votes, Measure W would add a new forever parcel tax of 2.5¢ per square foot of impermeable area, raising approximately $300,000,000 annually. Measure W is a blank check with no promises and will hurt local homeowners and business. Vote no on Measure W.