Skaneateles Lake Association Board Votes Unanimously to Endorse NYS Environmental Bond Act
On Tuesday, October 18, 2022, the SLA Board of Directors, present at the meeting, voted unanimously to encourage SLA members and anyone who cares for Skaneateles Lake to vote "Yes" on the CLEAN WATER, CLEAN AIR, AND GREEN JOBS Environmental Bond Act of 2022.
As noted in the summary below, much of the funding is clearly fitting to support natural resources like Skaneateles Lake.
The "Bond Act" is for the "purpose of making environmental improvements that preserve, enhance, and restore New York's natural resources and reduce the impact of climate change. If approved, the proposal would allow the State to borrow up to $4,200,000,000 to provide funding for capital projects for the following: restoration and flood risk reduction (at least $1,100,000,000), open space land conservation and recreation (up to $650,000,000), climate change mitigation (up to $1,500,000,000), and water quality improvement and resilient infrastructure (at least $650,000,000).