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.
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.