[Davis Democrats] Defenders of wildlife
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Fri Oct 20 08:51:36 PDT 2006
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PLEASE VOTE NO on PROPOSITION 90-- Here's why!
Out-of-state property rights extremists are trying to fool Californians
into passing Proposition 90 -- a taxpayer trap that threatens to bankrupt
our communities and literally change our state¹s landscape.
Prop 90 would hand the fate of our treasured wildlife over to developers
-- and stick California taxpayers like you and me with billions of dollars
in payments to land speculators and developers.
Help stop Prop 90 now! Send a free ³No on Prop 90² e-card to at least
seven friends, family members, neighbors, and coworkers.
Prop 90 is one of the worst environmental measures in state history.
The wealthy developers behind this taxpayer trap are selling it to the
public as ³eminent domain reform² that will ³protect our homes.² In
reality, its extreme provisions would require local taxpayers to pay for
the ³right² to pass and enforce laws that protect the air we breathe, the
water we drink, and the wildlife we cherish.
Here¹s how Prop 90 works: It would allow wealthy developers,
corporations, and other special interests to demand huge payouts from
local taxpayers for alleged harm caused by laws that protect our water,
air or wildlife -- no matter how far-fetched the claim.
Prop 90 would cost taxpayers in California billions of dollars per year,
according to a former California legislative analyst. Prop 90¹s ³pay to
protect² provisions would prevent communities from adopting laws that
protect wildlife and preserve our quality of life. These requirements would
also mean less money for important priorities like environmental
protection, education, police and fire services.
Defenders of Wildlife has been working with a broad coalition of
taxpayers, firefighters, police officers, school teachers, consumer safety
organizations, and other community groups to defeat Prop 90. But we need
your help. Click here to spread the word to defeat Prop 90 -- the taxpayer
In 2004 the people behind Prop 90 passed a similar initiative in Oregon.
In less than two years, wealthy developers in that state have filed over
2200 claims demanding over $5 billion in compensation from local taxpayers.
Oregon communities can no longer regulate growth and development in a way
that protects their way of life -- and urban sprawl now threatens Oregon¹s
precious wildlife habitat, farmlands and open spaces. We cannot allow these
out-of-state extremists do the same to California.
Don¹t let others be fooled by this Trojan horse. Help us defeat Prop 90
by spreading the word!
Out-of-state extremists are spending millions of dollars to pass Prop 90.
Defeating Prop 90 won¹t be easy, and we need all the help we can get. Vote
³NO² on Proposition 90 and tell others to do the same.
California Program Director
Defenders of Wildlife
P.S. If you would like to know more about Prop 90¹s impact on wildlife and
our communities, please visit: http://www.noprop90.com/
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