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This November, 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.

Watch the Flip it Over PSA on YouTube.

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.

Latimer said: “While we are not advocating for how you vote, it is vital that you make your voice heard and do vote. It is easy to miss this referendum on the reverse side of your ballot, so when voting this year remember to ‘Flip it Over.’”

County Director of Energy & Sustainability Peter McCartt said: “Our planet is facing a crisis the likes of which we have never seen before and the results of this vote will have a large impact on how our State responds. Flip it over. Vote. Make your voice heard.”

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 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