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Palo Alto Mayor, League Executive Director and Bay Area City Officials Rally with Governor, Senators, Public Safety and Labor to Urge No Vote on Prop. 6

November 2, 2018
Friday morning, Palo Alto Mayor Liz Kniss, Bay Area city leaders and League Executive Director Carolyn Coleman gathered in Palo Alto with Gov. Jerry Brown and other members of the No on Proposition 6 coalition to call on Californians to reject the dangerous measure on Election Day.
 
Palo Alto Mayor Liz Kniss explained why voters must vote no on Prop. 6. “We know Prop. 6 is a destructive initiative for California that must be stopped. Here in Palo Alto, we work tirelessly each day to improve our local and regional economy and improve the quality of life for our residents. We know that a safe, reliable and efficient transportation system is key to both,” said Mayor Kniss.
 
League Executive Director Carolyn Coleman joined the mayor at the podium. “We should not eliminate transportation revenues that are accountable to the tax payers, that cannot be diverted and that voters have overwhelmingly dedicated to fixing our roads and our bridges,” said Coleman.
 
In addition to the speakers, several League board members and city leaders joined the rally, including:
  • League Immediate Past President Rich Garbarino, council member, South San Francisco;
  • League Board Director Kirsten Keith, council member, Menlo Park; and
  • Russ Melton, council member, Sunnyvale. 
The Governor delivered a strong message about the measure that would eliminate over $5 billion in existing funding annually and stop critical transportation projects and jeopardize bridge and road safety. “We need to fix our roads, we need to fix our bridges and make sure our local transit is up and ready for the task. Killing Proposition 6 is the right thing to do,” said Governor Brown.
 
A large crowd of Prop. 6 opponents joined the rally in Palo Alto where the lineup of speakers also included:
  • Sen. Jim Beall (D-San Jose);
  • Brian Rice, president, California Professional Firefighters;
  • Robbie Hunter, president, State Building and Construction Trades Council of California; 
Videos from the Nov. 2 rally are available on the No On Prop. 6 Facebook page.
 
Prop. 6 is opposed by a broad coalition of more than 600 public safety organizations, engineers, local transportation agencies, cities, counties, environmental groups, business and labor organizations throughout California.
 
Paid for by No on Prop 6: Stop the Attack on Bridge & Road Safety, sponsored by business, labor, local governments and transportation advocates
Committee Major Funding from
California Alliance for Jobs
State Building and Construction Trades Council of California
Laborers Pacific Southwest Regional Organizing Coalition
Funding details at www.fppc.ca.gov


 
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