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except about one thing: vote Yes on S to Save the Lake
Vote YES ON S and join us in preserving and restoring Clear Lake, Lake County's most precious resource.
Measure S will provide the reliable source of funding we need to protect the lake for future generations and create the conditions that will allow our whole community to thrive.
|Passage of Measure S will give us the resources we need to protect the lake from invasive species, reverse past abuses, cope with toxic, foul-smelling algae and nuisance weeds, and create the conditions that will allow our whole community to thrive. |
Measure S will establish a county-wide half cent sales tax and use the money to
- continue existing programs to combat toxic, foul-smelling algae and nuisance aquatic weeds
- strengthen our defenses against invasive quagga mussels
- fund the county's share of the Middle Creek wetland restoration project
- conduct a number of specific projects designed to improve water quality
Every penny MUST be used for the purposes listed in the ballot measure, and unlike mostother sales taxes every penny will stay right here in Lake County. Transparency is assured by the creation of a citizens oversight committee that will review the expenditure plan in advance every year. The measure sunsets in ten years.
Special Event: Clear Lake Summit October 22
6PM at the Soper-Reese in Lakeport: expert panel moderated by Elizabeth Larsen. Here's the chance to have all your questions answered.
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Measure S is similar to Measure E, which narrowly failed to reach the necessary two thirds majority vote in November 2012, and Measure L, which missed passing in June 2014 by only 220 votes. Measure S improves on both previous measures by providing a more detailed expenditure plan, making it clear that many options are under consideration for invasive mussel control besides mechanical ramp controls, and restructuring the oversight committee to consist of citizens rather than politicians chosen for geographical balance rather than organizational affiliation. Passage of Measure S will provide the reliable source of funding we need to protect the lake from invasive species, reverse past abuses, cope with toxic, foul-smelling algae and nuisance weeds, and create the conditions that will allow our whole community to thrive.
Measure S will be good for our land, air, water and wildlife, good for our economy, and good for our people: please vote YES on Measure S on November 4.
Check out photos from the September 19 fundraising party at Riviera Hills Country Club