Yes on Measure E: Novato Wetlands and Flood Control

UPDATE: Unfortunately Measure E did not pass in the Nov. 2017 election.

Novato residents have an opportunity to improve flood control and increase marsh restoration by voting YES on Measure E in the November 7 election.

Measure E will fund improvements to water quality, restoration of fish and wildlife habitat, and smart responses to sea level rise. The measure could also reduce the threat of sprawl development by expanding protection of sensitive natural areas and low-lying wetlands around Novato.

Many of us remember last year’s severe flooding on Highway 37. Novato’s flood infrastructure experienced almost $1.7 million in damages during last winter’s storms. The current $2 million budget is not enough to repair recent storm damage and prepare for the future. Measure E provides an additional $1.1 million in annual revenue, raising an estimated $19.8 million over 18 years.

As Marin Audubon explains, investing in environmentally sensitive flood protection today is far cheaper than waiting until devastating flooding occurs.

Measure E is endorsed by Greenbelt Alliance, Marin Conservation League, Marin Audubon Society, Sustainable Novato, Friends of Novato Creek, Marin Baylands Advocates, and many more.

The measure requires a 2/3 majority vote for approval.

Greenbelt Alliance urges everyone in Novato to vote YES on Measure E for flood protection and environmental restoration.

Learn more at http://www.protectnovato.com.

Photo: Sharon Hahn Darlin via Flickr

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