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November 07, 2007

Post-Prop. 1

A quick thought on the imminent defeat of Prop. 1, the Roads & Transit Initiative:

If I was a mainstream environmental group, I'd want to do some quick-and-dirty survey and focus group research to understand whether my members voted against Prop. 1, and if so, why.

Were they concerned about the lack of climate accountability, as Eric de Place from Sightline suggests/hopes?  Do they simply not believe in transportation megaprojects period?  Or, were they dismayed at the amount of roadbuilding, and seeking a transit-only alternative?

Environmental organizations would be well served to find out where their constituents are heading, so they can get out front and lead.

Same goes for all you elected officials, too. ;-)

Posted by Jon Stahl on November 7, 2007 at 07:23 AM in Ballot Initiatives, Environment | Permalink

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