Which would we prefer – community investment or societal costs?
There are two sides to every coin and Silicon Valley Leadership Group President and CEO Carl Guardino says Yes on Proposition 68 is simply a question of investment into our children’s future during a recent interview with the Mercury News.
“Kids need a safe place to run and play,” Guardino said. “I want that for my kids in wealthy Los Gatos. And I think kids in under-served neighborhoods throughout the state deserve the same opportunities. Would we want our kids playing in a safe place rather than being tempted by gangs? There’s community investment or societal costs.”
Prop. 68 on next week’s June 5 primary ballot gives voters the opportunity to make important investments into our natural resources by devoting nearly $3 billion to repair and restore parks throughout the state, particularly in park-poor communities, as well as to clean up rivers and creeks. More than $1 billion will go toward clean water programs and water conservation, 1.3 billion towards accessible and safe parks including those in neighborhoods with the greatest needs, and 1.2 billion for natural disaster preparation and protecting our natural resources.
Click here to read more of the Mercury News article entitled, “Proposition 68: Will voters approve $4.1 billion for parks and water projects?” by Reporter Paul Rogers or click here to learn more about Prop. 68.