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Voters reject proposal on Hetch Hetchy reservoir

Postby rlown » Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:46 am

SAN FRANCISCO -- A proposal that could have led to the dismantling of San Francisco's water system in Yosemite National Park's Hetch Hetchy Valley was roundly rejected by the city's voters today.

With all precincts reporting, unofficial election results showed that 77 percent of San Francisco voters voted no on Proposition F, a measure put on the ballot by a group seeking to restore the valley to its natural state.

The measure would have forced the city to formulate a plan to dismantle the dam, constructed in 1923, and improve local water conservation efforts. The plan would have gone before San Francisco voters as a charter amendment in November 2016. ... le-8876536

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Re: Voters reject proposal on Hetch Hetchy reservoir

Postby Ikan Mas » Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:29 am

I have a friend who is on the Restore committee and have been to one of their events. Early on, I told them they need to reach out to the Chinese community in SF if they want this to go. Well, they didn't, then the Mayor called the proposal "crazy" and the opposition was advertising on Chinese TV. Shows what ignoring a major voting block will get you.
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