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Letter: Measure G goes too far 

To the editor,

Do we really want to shut down an entire industry and destroy more than 200 good-paying jobs? Do we really want to eliminate $2.3 million in annual tax revenue that goes toward our public education and safety? If Measure G passes, these will be the consequences.

Don’t believe the Yes on G campaign’s scare tactics. Our drinking water is perfectly safe. What’s really at risk are the 230 good-paying jobs that local families depend on. What’s in danger is the $1.5 million in tax revenue generated from oil and gas production that funds our local schools. Major employers like Diablo Canyon are shutting down or leaving San Luis Obispo County. We can’t afford to push more jobs out.

Measure G goes too far. It’s opposed by a bi-partisan coalition of small businesses, farms, ranchers, educators, elected officials, and public safety groups. Organizations like the San Luis Obispo Cattlemen’s Association, the Tri-County Central Labor Council, the Tri Counties Building and Construction Trades Council, the Central Coast Taxpayers Association, and even Assessor Tom Bordonaro all oppose Measure G.

It’s unusual for such a large and diverse group to agree on something, and they all agree: Measure G is a poorly written initiative that does more harm than good. Please, for the well-being of SLO County, vote no on Measure G.

Jax Garrett
California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo

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