Vote No on S: Bad for LA, Bad for Climate Action
Posted by Jonathan Parfrey in # Blog, #Jonathan Parfrey Posts on January 31, 2017
Climate Resolve opposes Measure S, which will be put before Los Angeles voters on the March ballot. The proposed measure is a poorly written housing ban that would make L.A.’s housing crisis even worse and take LA in the wrong direction.
One of the largest sources of greenhouse gases is transportation, and land use decisions play a major role in how Angelenos get around. With better planning, we can address our housing needs while reducing congestion and greenhouse gases. We can make it easier for all of us to get around and tackle climate change at the same time.
We’ve joined a coalition to work together opposing Measure S, which the Los Angeles Times said would be “a recipe for higher housing costs, more homelessness and greater inequality.” Los Angeles needs emission-reducing smart development today. Halting new construction, as Measure S proposes, would be a disaster for climate action.
Visit www.GoesTooFar.com to learn more about the proposed measure and how you can join the coalition.
We hope to join us in opposing Measure S and voting no on March 7.
UPDATED: We’ll be making calls to Angelenos on March 6, 5-8 pm, urging them to join us in voting No on Measure S. The place: LAC Federation of Labor, 2130 James M Wood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006. More info: contact Xochitl Medrano at xochitl [at] thelafed [dot] org