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California’s Future: In Your Hands

Mark Baldassare | October 2006

Summary

In November 2006, California voters passed one of the biggest spending packages in the state’s history. The bonds in that package represent a substantial down payment on repairing and building the infrastructure and increasing the public services required to preserve California’s quality of life. But these funds are just a down payment. More will be needed. Equally important, the state needs to undertake much more comprehensive and systematic planning for the future than it has in recent decades. The population growth and other challenges facing the state are huge—and we all have a stake in the outcome. This report highlights 10 critical questions you should be asking yourself—and your representatives in Sacramento—about building a livable future.

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