Sunday, November 18, 2007

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Politics vs promises in quest for cleaner Bay

Monday, September 11, 2006
L.A. Weekly's Judith Lewis exposes the politics behind cleaning up Santa Monica Bay and how the promise of Proposition O and Cleaning up the Bay is being compromised by politicians' pork-barrel pet projects.

An excerpt from the voter information pamphlet describing Proposition O:

"A YES VOTE MEANS:
Development, and purchase, of land to create water-cleansing landscapes and parkways along and surrounding the Los Angeles River and Ballona Creek to reduce storm water pollution and bacteria that wash into these waterways, through natural filtration and treatment. These parkways provide multiple benefits such as controlling storm water runoff and flooding through increasing percolation areas and by creating open space for habitat preservation and recreation."

http://www.smartvoter.org/2004/11/02/ca/la/meas/O/

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