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SG-W:/ Land Preservation Nationwide



After the success of last Tuesday’s passage of the Proposal B, it was also heartening to see a Wall Street Journal article on 11/7/03.  It reported “voters in 16 states passed 64 of 77 local and state measures to raise about 1.2 billion to protect lands for parks and open space” on this past election day.  “In all, voters have committed to raise $22.9 billion for open-space protection through 643 state and local measures since 1999…”  The support has been from voters in both major political parties.  The article gives examples of Republican-dominated areas that have passed measures to protect land by large majorities.