LOS ANGELES – Measure W has secured the endorsement of the Los Angeles County Division of the League of California Cities. Measure W creates the Safe, Clean Water Program, a comprehensive action plan to increase local water supplies, clean up contaminated water to protect public health and the environment, and prepare our region for drought.
The Los Angeles County Division includes over 550 elected officials from 86 cities, representing more than 11 million people across Los Angeles County. The Los Angeles County Division is the largest of 16 regional divisions in the League of California Cities, with a diverse membership that spans from the smallest in population (Vernon) to the largest (Los Angeles) of the state’s 482 cities. Since 2012, the Division has prioritized securing funding solutions to help cities and the county increase water sustainability and meet federal and state water quality standards.
“The Los Angeles County Division of the League of California Cities proudly supports Measure W for safe, clean water. It’s time to modernize our 100-year old water system and tackle the increasing heat and severe droughts. It’s a strategic priority for our cities to protect funding for sustainable water management systems, and Measure W will help by capturing and cleaning more water when it rains, preparing us for future droughts.” – Jorge Morales, State Director of the Los Angeles County Division of the League of California Cities; President of California Contract Cities Association; Vice Mayor of South Gate.
This summer, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved Measure W – the Safe Clean Water Program – placing it on the November 6, 2018 ballot. If approved by voters, the Program will raise $300 million a year in local, dedicated funding to protect public health, increase our local water supply, and improve water quality. Measure W modernizes our 100-year-old water system, using nature and science, to capture more rainfall, filter out toxic pollutants, and store clean water for our future use.