Rebuttal to Argument Against
S supporters don't always agree . . .
about one thing: vote Yes on S to Save the Lake
YES ON S and join us in preserving and restoring Clear Lake, Lake
County's most precious resource.
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.
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
existing programs to combat toxic, foul-smelling algae and nuisance
our defenses against invasive quagga mussels
the county's share of the Middle Creek wetland restoration project
a number of specific projects designed to improve water quality
Clear Lake Summit October 22
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.
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
rather than politicians chosen for geographical balance rather than
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.
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.
Last Minute Breaking News Just before Election Day:
Congressman Mike Thompson has endorsed Measure S