Making Democracy Work

LWVPA Advocacy

Actions taken by the League of Women Voters of Palo Alto

Areas of Emphasis

For 2016-2017, the proposed LWVPA Program will focus on the following:

1. An update/review of the Natural Resources and Housing positions with an emphasis on climate issues including but not limited to the airport, possible anaerobic digester, and flood control issues.

2. Justice issues such as in education, police, and community Services.

3. Development and completion of the Comprehensive Plan.

Advocacy

LWV Bay Area Endorses Measure AA

LWV Bay Area has endorsed Measure AA, the $12 per parcel tax that will be on the June, 2016 ballot in all nine Bay Area counties. This measure needs 2/3 voter approval within the region to pass.

Our Palo Alto positions support conservation and development of the SF Bay and enhancement and preservation of the Bay and its shorelines. LWVUS policies on climate change also support adaptation activities related to climate change, such as sea level rise. This measure will generate funding for restoration of San Francisco Bay wetlands, benefitting people, wildlife, and the Bay Area economy. More wetlands will improve the bay by filtering out pollution for cleaner water; increasing habitat for fish, birds and other wildlife. The measure will expand Bay trails and shoreline access; and protect low-lying communities and infrastructure from floods. Official website is here.

2017 Action Letters

2016 Action Letters

2015 Action Letters

2014 Action Letters

2013 Action Letters

2012 Action Letters

2011 Action Letters