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California Votes With Wallet to Address Climate Change

June 6, 2018, 6:31 PM

California voters—especially in the San Francisco Bay Area—showed a willingness to dig into their wallets to support measures aiming to improve the region’s water and air quality and address future climate issues.

Bay Area voters on June 5 approved a $3 bridge toll increase for some transportation projects related to sea level rise, while residents in one bayside city approved a parcel tax increase for $90 million in bonds to raise levees.

Voters statewide approved, 56 percent to 44 percent, Proposition 68, a $4 billion bond funding plan that includes $443 million for climate preparedness and habitat resiliency....

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