$6.00 donated in past month
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Wed Jul 11 2012Ballot Measure Qualifies in Santa Cruz for Right to Vote on Desalination Plant
Wed Jul 11 2012Alternatives to Desal Can Provide Jobs and Protect Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
The Right to Vote on Desal Coalition's Charter Amendment initiative has secured a place on the November ballot. Voters will decide whether to amend the City Charter in order to guarantee that the people of Santa Cruz determine the future of desalination in the city. The City Charter can be amended only by a vote of the people, unlike an ordinance, which can be amended or repealed simply by a vote of the City Council.
The campaign to get this initiative on the ballot received a groundswell of support. 8,717 signatures were collected in three and a half months by 133 signature gatherers. Dozens of other volunteers worked to support the signature-gathering process, many residents became informed and engaged in water planning, and UCSC students learned about the connection between water and campus expansion.
According to Right to Vote on Desal spokesman, Rick Longinotti, "We hope this sends a signal to the City Council that they should be developing alternatives besides desalination to address our water challenges."
Read More | Celebration on July 22nd | Right to Vote On Desal | Desal Alternatives
Previous Coverage: Supporters of Right to Vote on Desal Turn in Petitions at Santa Cruz City Hall || LAFCO Delays Decision on UC Santa Cruz Water Service Expansion || Invitation-Only Meeting Held to Promote a Desalination Plant in Santa Cruz || Felton Prevails in Six-Year Fight to Acquire Water System from Cal-Am and RWE
Stop police violence in Santa Cruz Saturday Oct 22nd 9:52 PM
SCPD must release name of officer who killed man suffering from mental illness Saturday Oct 22nd 11:35 AM
Big Money Funds Yes on Measure D Campaign in Santa Cruz County Thursday Oct 20th 6:32 PM
Manifesto of Love (3 comments) Thursday Oct 20th 1:53 PM
Update on Agricultural Pesticide Use Near Schools and Child Daycare Centers Wednesday Oct 19th 4:07 PM
Family of Sean Smith-Arlt Releases Statement, Following his Killing by Santa Cruz Police (2 comments) Wednesday Oct 19th 8:23 AM
Rain or Shine--Freedom SleepOut #67 Rolls On (1 comment) Tuesday Oct 18th 12:53 AM
Solidarity with San Quintín Farmworkers at Driscoll’s Distribution Center in Aromas, CA Monday Oct 17th 10:03 AM
Statement of Steve Pleich Campaign Sunday Oct 16th 2:52 PMMore Local News...
[ × close ]
Genetically Engineered Trees Condemned in Region known as “Ground Zero” for Their Development Friday Oct 21st 9:48 PM
Lawsuit Launched to Protect Plants, Monarchs From Toxic New Pesticide Tuesday Oct 11th 3:52 PM
Court Rules Former Top CIA Officials Must Be Deposed in Torture Psychologists Lawsuit Thursday Oct 6th 7:17 PM
Electric cars: Running on child labour? Saturday Oct 1st 2:32 AM
Nuclear Shutdown News September 2016 Thursday Sep 29th 3:02 PM
Groups Call on EPA to Correct Unsupported Claims in Major Fracking Study Wednesday Sep 28th 3:17 PM
Obama Administration Finalizes New Rules Impeding Citizens' Ability to Use Endangered Species Act Monday Sep 26th 4:19 PM
Chelsea Manning Punishment for Suicide Attempt is Cruel and Inhumane Saturday Sep 24th 12:46 PM
Leonard Peltier on Solidarity with Standing Rock Thursday Sep 22nd 4:59 PMMore Global News...
[ × close ]
CA Transportation Commission Commits $3.1 Million for Land Trust’s Hwy 17 Wildlife Crossing Friday Oct 21st 9:35 PM
Fracking and measure Z Friday Oct 21st 11:05 AM
CA Coastal National Monument Expansion: One Step Closer to Reality Thursday Sep 29th 8:20 PM
Leaders host public meeting on expanding the coastal national monument Tuesday Sep 27th 5:42 PM
Leaving Edward Snowden in limbo will be a stain on President Obama’s legacy (1 comment) Saturday Sep 17th 6:07 PM
CEMEX Save Our Coast Saturday Sep 17th 6:01 PM
Where the Vultures Feed (7 comments) Tuesday Aug 30th 9:50 AM
Community Church NAACP Peace Party Garfield Park Church 8-28-2016 Monday Aug 29th 5:38 PM
Drew Glover for Santa Cruz City Council 8-21-2016 Event #2 (1 comment) Monday Aug 22nd 4:32 PMOpen Newswire...
[ × close ]