Rye Guy and County Boss George Latimer is urging voters to “Flip it Over” for the Environmental Bond Act on Tuesday, November 8th.
“While we are not advocating for how you vote, it is vital that you make your voice heard and do vote,” said Rye Guy and County Boss George Latimer. “It is easy to miss this referendum on the reverse side of your ballot, so when voting this year remember to ‘Flip it Over.’”
Westchester residents, and all residents statewide, have the opportunity to vote on Proposition 1: New York’s Clean Water, Clean Air and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act. If passed, the proposal would allow New York State to borrow up to $4.2 billion dollars slated to be used to improve and restore New York’s natural resources while reducing climate change impacts.
As a part of the democratic process, County Executive George Latimer is urging residents to remember to “Flip it Over” and look at both sides of their ballot when voting this November.
Earlier this month, the Westchester County Board of Legislators passed a resolution in support of the Bond Act.
If the referendum passes, the $4.2B Bond Act will fund restoration and flood risk reduction, climate change mitigation, open space land conservation and recreation and water quality improvement and resilient infrastructure.
Some FAQs about Proposition One provided by Latimer’s office are:
What will it say?:
“To address and combat the impact of climate change and damage to the environment, the ‘Clean Water, Clean Air, and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act of 2022’ authorizes the sale of state bonds up to four billion two hundred million dollars to fund environmental protection, natural restoration, resiliency, and clean energy projects. Shall the Environmental Bond Act of 2022 be approved?”
Will my taxes go up?:
No. New York’s Clean Water, Clean Air and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act does not directly impact your New York State tax bill.
When do I vote?:
The Bond Act will be on all Early and Election Day Ballots for the November 8, 2022 General Election.
How do I vote?:
Go to your polling location and vote like you would in any election
Here is Latimer, County Director of Energy & Sustainability Peter McCartt and Chairwoman of the Westchester County Board of Legislators Catherine Borgia talking about the environmental bond act: