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Join CWC in Voting 'YES' on Measure A (Oct 18, 2016)


We strongly urge you to vote for LA County Measure A on the November 8 ballot. It will protect clean water resources, upgrade urban parks and beaches, and preserve natural areas for wilderness parks in our hillsides. The cost is minimal: $22.50 per year for a home of 1500 square feet (1.5 cents per square foot). To assure that funds are wisely spent, the measure provides for citizen oversight and independent audits.

Why is this measure on the ballot now?
It replaces funding from two propositions county voters passed in the 1990s that support parks, rivers and natural areas until 2019. Measure A is designed to extend the funding for these efforts for the next 30 years.

How may Claremonters benefit from it?

  • It could provide hundreds of thousands of dollars over the next 30 years to upgrade Claremont's parks.
  • It could help us develop and maintain trails and facilities in the Wilderness Park.
  • It could help us preserve much more open space from development and expand our Wilderness Park by funding the purchase of small, private lots in our foothills that may be for sale in the future. Claremont has more than ten such parcels. Since State funds are often inaccessible for small lots, the main funding sources are the County and the City. Measure A would help us add them to the Wilderness Park while sharing the costs with LA County.
  • It could supply local funds to leverage for large State and Federal grants.
  • It could extend the wilderness corridor along the San Gabriel foothills by funding the purchase of natural areas in neighboring communities. Such projects may relieve congestion on our Loop trail and would provide additional recreational opportunities to Claremonters.

Please join us in voting for Measure A.

The Claremont Wildlands Conservancy Board:
Arlene Andrew
Dave Bedell
Jill Benton
Terry Grill
Tom Ilgen
Meg Mathies
Lissa Petersen
Andy Roth
Antonio Sanchez
Beverly Speak
Jim Van Cleve

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