Voters approve $4.2B in climate spending, 3 equity measures in NYC

Voters has approved a $4.2 billion state environmental bond act to address climate change while New York City residents also adopted three woke measures to promote “equity” and combat structural racism.

Money from the “Clean Water, Clean Air, and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act of 2022” will be set aside for flood protection, to electrify the school bus fleet, for green building projects, shoreline restoration and conservation, water quality improvement and farmland protection.

New York City voters also approved a trio of unprecedented ballot questions that some critics say subvert the notion of equality in favor of “equity.”

One amendment to the city charter includes a mission statement “to promote justice and equity for all New Yorkers.”

Another law creates a taxpayer-funded Office of Racial Equity and Commission – the brainchild of a Racial Justice Commission headed by civil rights lawyer Jennifer Jones Austin, vice chair of Al Sharpton’s National Action Network.

The third proposition requires the city to create a “true cost of living” to more precisely measure how much New Yorkers pay for essential needs — including housing, food, childcare, transportation to inform policy.

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