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PROP O PROMISES CLEANER WATER, GREENER CITY

NEWSLETTER FALL 2004

Prop OProp O, a $500 million local bond for clean water and a greener city, passed with 76% of the vote on the November 2 ballot.

Prop O will keep pollution out of the ocean and off our beaches, improve water quality, and benefit every neighborhood in Los Angeles by upgrading storm drains and sewers, eliminating flooding, and creating community parks and green space.

The City Project and our civil rights colleagues at English, Munger & Rice helped win a clean water suit to clean up the sewers in Los Angeles. The City Project represented Concerned Citizens of South Central Los Angeles and community and homeowner groups in the Leimert Park, Baldwin Hills, Crenshaw, and other South Los Angeles neighborhoods that have suffered from foul odors as a result of sewage spills and broken pipes that Prop O will help restore.

Prop O promotes efforts to develop an Integrated Resources Plan to manage the City’s wastewater, recycled water, and storm water infrastructure in ways that will clean urban runoff and reuse that water for green schools and parks.