South Yuba River Citizens League
SYRCL Position on Prop. 1
Thanks for contacting SYRCL for our position on Proposition 1 on the November 4 ballot. At SYRCL’s October Board of Directors meeting, the Board voted to take a neutral position on the proposition after a healthy debate.
The Board recognizes that Prop 1 is controversial in the river conservation community. For example, a number of organizations have endorsed it (American Rivers, Trout Unlimited, etc), others are in opposition (Friends of the River, California Sportsfishing Protection Alliance, etc)- and still others aren’t opposing but not supporting either (Sierra Club).
SYRCL recognizes that building consensus on California water policy is not easy; that this proposition was overwhelmingly passed by the Legislature with only 2 votes in opposition and is strongly supported by Governor Brown; and there is a clear need for the State to invest in water quality and watershed restoration projects around the state. But the Board, like many of our allies, is very concerned about the large allocation for new dams.
For more information in making your decision, we have provided some links:
Here is Friends of the River link in opposition.
Here is American Rivers’ link in support.
You can look at Water Bond Education Project here and on Facebook.