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THE EAST BAY TIMES EDITORIALIZES: VOTE NO ON PROP 53


Paper warns of measure's "disastrous unintended consequences"

SACRAMENTO -- Saying it would have "disastrous unintended consequences," The East Bay Times has editorialized against Proposition 53, the ballot measure that would undermine local control and vital infrastructure projects.

"Why should statewide voters have to approve a major project being undertaken and funded exclusively by an individual county or a specific region of the state, such as the Bay Area?" said the editorial, pointing out a major flaw in the initiative.

The editorial noted that "practically every major player in state politics is also opposed. The California Chamber of Commerce and state labor leaders, who seldom agree on anything, are aligned in opposition to Prop 53."

So far, more than 160 groups representing local government, public safety, water, business, labor, agriculture, and educators have announced their opposition to Proposition 53.

Read the full editorial here.

The East Bay Times is published by the Bay Area News Group. It replaced the Contra Costa Times, the Oakland Tribune, the Daily Review in Hayward and the Argus, which serves Fremont, earlier this year.