Friday, May 23, 2014

[SDCPJ] Vote YES on Props B & C

                                               
                                                                                        Fix the environmental inequalities in Barrio Logan                                                                                              View online | Forward                                                                  
                                                                                               
                                                                                       
               
Vote Yes on Props B & C
                               
                       
                                                                                                               
                                       
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Props B & C seek to fix inequities in environmental justice in Barrio Logan.
                                                                                                                                               
                                VOTE YES ON PROPS B & C                        
                                                               

               
I'm writing to urge you to vote YES on Propositions B & C, the Barrio Logan Plan, on Election Day, Tuesday, June 3.
Propositions B & C seek to fix inequalities in environmental justice in Barrio Logan.
The San Diego ACLU doesn't often take such a public stand on local propositions. But there are some key civil liberties implications in the Barrio Logan neighborhood's fight to establish their vision for a healthy and prosperous community. We support propositions B & C because they seek to fix inequities in environmental justice that have fallen disproportionately on the people who live in Barrio Logan.
Barrio Logan created this plan, which was vetted and duly passed by the City Council last fall. It is now on the ballot because entrenched business interests were unhappy with that decision. The plan seeks to address the issues that have been caused by having an historic Latino neighborhood subsumed by the industrial needs of our city. Those issues include the need to create a buffer zone between homes and toxins and industrial pollutions, which results in disproportionately high rates of asthma among the children, who are three times more likely to have asthma-related ER visits than kids in the rest of the county.
I urge you to VOTE YES ON PROPS B & C, for a healthy future for Barrio Logan.
Sincerely,
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Sean Riordan
Senior Staff Attorney
                                       
                                       

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