Measure A tax extension helps psychological well being
The previous few years have been instances of stress, nervousness and uncertainty introduced by wildfires and pandemic-driven social isolation and loss. In search of therapeutic, solace and connection, multitudes of Marinites turned to nature by way of our parks and open house for consolation.
It is because of this I’m supporting the continuation of the Measure A tax that at present funds Marin’s county and neighborhood parks and open areas. As the previous mayor of Sausalito, I do know that, if handed, this measure will proceed to take care of our native communities and lands by native park and path upkeep, natural-resource safety, fire-fuels discount and bettering entry for all Marin residents.
Analysis reveals that parks and outside actions have a direct, constructive affect on psychological well being by selling bodily exercise, connection to nature and neighborhood engagement. I’ve been offering psychological well being providers in Marin for greater than 40 years and have witnessed straight how nature helps with melancholy and nervousness, notably inside our younger, aged and deprived populations.
Measure A supplies neighborhood grants to nonprofits to deliver low-income youngsters and seniors to parks and open areas. Parks and trails have been upgraded so seniors who can solely journey quick distances have extra entry. Higher indicators, maps and services assist medical doctors prescribe time in nature for his or her sufferers to scale back stress and enhance exercise. Native parks are being revitalized to help continued heavy use by native residents.
Everybody advantages from this measure. Please assist to protect and keep your native parks and open areas by voting sure on Measure A.
— Dennis Scremin, Sausalito
Help Measure A for sustainable agriculture
On a latest go to to Black Mountain Ranch close to Level Reyes Station, I toured Little Wing Farm and Desk Prime Farm the place I noticed the concord between farmers and land. Grown in wholesome soils, the chard and strawberries had been bursting with colours and vitamin. Close by, the Stemple Creek Ranch enterprise grazed their cattle on the mountain’s inexperienced grasses. As I gazed throughout the panorama to see many meals and ecological advantages, I felt delighted to dwell in a area that produces among the greatest meals on the planet. But, our sustainable meals system is in danger except we renew the Measure A tax on June 7.
Our communities profit from clear air, good meals and wholesome ecosystems at locations like Black Mountain Ranch. Because of Measure A, many farms are completely protected and managed with science-based stewardship. Roughly 2,000 acres of U.S. farmland are paved over or taken out of farming day by day, based on the American Farmland Belief. Except we shield farmland, we face an unsure future the place farms may be taken out of agricultural manufacturing. No farms means no meals.
Measure A’s sustainable agriculture program ensures that the individuals who develop our meals can stay in operation. Farms and ranches that use climate-smart practices have the potential to assist reverse the local weather disaster and scale back excessive climate, like drought and wildfire. Producers can promote their merchandise at farmers markets and grocery shops.
Measure A additionally has great fairness impacts by land entry for starting farmers and traditionally underserved teams. A brand new aggressive grant program will fund neighborhood gardens, serving to to empower communities to develop meals by initiatives like Marin Metropolis’s Intergenerational Backyard, Sanzuma’s farm at San Pedro Elementary and Neighborhood Motion Marin’s manufacturing farm.
Vote sure on Measure A to make sure a protected and thriving native meals system for all.
— Andy Naja-Riese, San Rafael
Putin at fault in deaths of far too many Ukrainians
I’m sorry in regards to the Russian conflict in Ukraine. The individuals there are dying. I believe it’s Russian President Vladimir Putin’s fault. I hope there aren’t any extra wars. I believe United States management ought to do one thing to cease the conflict. I need everybody to be protected from this conflict.
— Aiden Wells, Larkspur
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