East Bay Times Commentary on Proposition 53 by BPC CEO John A. Coleman

Bay Planning Coalition (BPC) opposes Proposition 53, a measure on California’s ballot this November. Also known as the “Cortopassi Initiative”, Prop 53 would require voter approval before the state could issue funds in public infrastructure bonds that require increases in taxes or fees for repayment. 

Hear what our CEO has to say about Proposition 53 in the news article below, and vote “no” this November!

Commentary: Proposition 53 erodes local control, harms infrastructure

By John A. Coleman, East Bay Times, My Word
POSTED:   07/25/2016 

With 17 ballot measures already qualified for California’s November ballot, voters will have to do their homework this fall to separate the worthy initiatives from those being driven by special interests that aren’t what they seem.

Proposition 53 is a deceptive measure that will do more harm than good. It is opposed by a broad, bipartisan coalition of organizations, including the Bay Planning Coalition, California Professional Firefighters, California Chamber of Commerce, California Hospital Association, firefighters, paramedics, family farmers, environmentalists, nurses, law enforcement and local governments.

If approved, Prop. 53 would erode local control in communities across California and jeopardize vital infrastructure improvements, many of which are critical to protecting our economy and the movement of goods.
 
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