Here’s food for thought . . . California needs rain, and also needs to save for a rainy day.
On this November’s ballot, Californians will be voting on state Propositions 1 and 2. I personally support both, as does my organization, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group.
Proposition 1 is a thoughtful, bi-partisan water bond, to invest in $7.5 billion worth of improvements for additional storage, conservation, efficiency and water safety. The drought reminds us all as to why Proposition 1 is so important to the health of our state. It is equally important to the economic health of our state, including here in Silicon Valley.
I’m even more impressed that Governor Brown insisted on the Water Bond’s specific improvements not be cherry picked to curry political favor. Instead, the specific projects will be competitively selected to best meet the needs of our state.
Proposition 2 is equally important. If the Prop 1 Water Bond is about our need for rain, then Prop 2 is about our need to save for a rainy day.
Proposition 2 is also a bi-partisan solution to address our state’s habit to spend too much in the good times, without setting money aside for the bad times. Here in Silicon Valley, we know and appreciate the boom and bust cycles of our economy better than most. That means saving for a rainy day, which is precisely what Prop 2 requires our state Legislature to do.
Yes votes for Prop 1 and Prop 2 – the choice is clear. We need to pass both to protect our future. Visit www.yesonprops1and2.com for more information.