With Tight Results, Californians Voice Opinions on State Measures

Earlier this fall, Bay Planning Coalition’s Board of Directors and Legislative & Policy Committee advised BPC on establishing positions on four critical state and local measures, which voters ultimately voiced their opinion on in last week’s election. We are happy to report that California and Bay Area residents have voted in accordance with all of […]

No on Prop 53 Riding Wave of Support On Election Eve

Contact: Steven Maviglio, 916-607-8340 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NO ON PROP 53 CAMPAIGN GETS BOOST FROM GOVERNOR BROWN, BROAD COALITION AND EDITORIAL SUPPORT ON ELECTION EVE SACRAMENTO – As voters head to the polls next tomorrow, the No on 53 campaign continues to ride a wave of momentum. “Voters understand that Prop 53 takes away local […]

WATCH Governor Brown: 53 is bad for CA

BREAKING: GOVERNOR BROWN LAUNCHES NEW AD OPPOSING PROP 53  Today, Governor Jerry Brown released an ad urging voters to defeat the dangerously flawed Proposition 53, the ballot measure that threatens local control and jeopardizes local infrastructure projects. “53 is paid for by one millionaire, but it’s opposed by almost everyone else — firefighters, nurses, newspapers […]

STOCKTON RECORD EDITORIAL: VOTE NO ON PROPOSITION 53

Contact: Steven Maviglio, 916-607-8340 For Immediate Release STOCKTON RECORD EDITORIAL: VOTE NO ON PROPOSITION 53 Even proponent’s hometown paper joins nearly every other newspaper in the State in opposing destructive measure SACRAMENTO – The Stockton Record, the hometown newspaper of Proposition 53 proponent Dino Cortopassi, is urging its readers to vote no on the statewide […]

Press Release: California Newspapers Continue to Say No on Prop 53

October 12, 2016 Contact: Steven Maviglio, 916-607-8340 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CALIFORNIA NEWSPAPERS, LARGE AND SMALL, CONTINUE TO URGE READERS TO VOTE NO ON PROPOSITION 53   SACRAMENTO – The cascade of endorsements by California newspapers large and small urging No on Proposition 53 continues this week with the Chico Enterprise-Record, Santa Maria Times, San Francisco […]

MTC Opposes Proposition 53

Contact: Steven Maviglio, 916-607-8340 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION OPPOSES PROP 53 Measure Threatens Local Control for Transportation, Infrastructure Projects SACRAMENTO – The agency that oversees planning, financing and coordinating transportation for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area is the latest local government group to unanimously oppose Prop 53, a measure on the November […]

Prop 53 Undermines Local Control

The Bay Planning Coalition officially opposes Proposition 53 (Voter Approval Requirement for Revenue Bonds over $2 Billion). If passed, Prop 53 would compromise local control of community infrastructure projects, placing some local projects at the mercy of a statewide vote. This means that residents of the Los Angeles area would be voting to approve funding […]

ACWA Members Encouraged to Take Action on Proposition 53

Proposition 53 Would Undermine Local Control and Water Projects AUGUST 30, 2016 ACWA Opposes “Cortopassi Initiative” on November Ballot Proposition 53, also known as the “Cortopassi Initiative,” will appear on the Nov. 8 ballot. If approved by the voters, the measure would amend the California Constitution to require statewide voter approval of infrastructure projects financed […]

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 […]

ACWA Outreach Alert on Proposition 53/Cortopassi Initiative

Proposition 53 Could Undermine Local Control and Water Projects ACWA Opposes “Cortopassi Initiative” on November Ballot Proposition 53, also known as the “Cortopassi Initiative,” will appear on the Nov. 8 ballot. The measure, if approved by voters, would amend the California Constitution to require statewide voter approval of infrastructure projects financed through revenue bonds over […]