Good News for the Compost Facility Initiative in Palo Alto

The news was surprisingly good after the vote on the Palo Alto Green Energy and Compost Initiative. The measure has qualified for the November ballot vote, with the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters tallying 5,128 signatures in favor of the bid. 4,356 valid signatures were needed for the measure to qualify to go to ballot.

According to the Palo Alto Patch, “We’re excited, but not surprised,” said Carolyn Curtis, the campaign’s volunteer signature gathering coordinator.  “We had a tremendous team of more than 60 volunteers who dedicated hundreds of hours to collecting signatures, and we got great results.  Only 2% of respondents refused to sign our petition because they disagreed with it.”

“This is the first activist effort like this I’ve ever been involved in, and I’ve ended up with great admiration and respect for everyone who has done the research, spent the time, and followed through until results were achieved,” said Lois Fowkes, a long-time Palo Alto resident and signature gatherer for the petition.”

Just a little more proof that it takes united community action to really make a difference and drive composting practices up to the betterment of the entire community.

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