When we hear about a tech company being “under water,” it usually means that their stock is under-performing. Yet in Silicon Valley, it can also be literally “under water,” which is why I support Measure B on the November ballot.
Measure B would allow the Santa Clara Valley Water District to extend an existing parcel tax for “safe, clean water.” The bond would help fix Anderson Dam in Morgan Hill; numerous creeks in Palo Alto, Milpitas and San Jose; and provide flood protection along the Bay near Alviso and San Jose.
Measure B would also reduce toxins, hazards and contaminants, such as mercury and pharmaceuticals from our water ways. And restore fish, bird and wildlife habitat and provide open space access.
Years ago, my home in downtown San Jose flooded during a big storm, causing thousands of dollars of property damage. It is a life long lesson why Measure B is vital to all of us who call Silicon Valley home, but never want to see our homes – or businesses – “under water.”
Please join me and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group with a “Yes” vote on Measure B.