SCVWD Public Outreach and Voter Education
Santa Clara Valley Watershed District (SCVWD), Santa Clara County, California
MIG, in partnership with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and other community organizations, led the effort to implement the benefit assessment outreach plan. Activities included stakeholder discussions, public workshops, a series of ‘blue ribbon’ forums with key business and community leaders and a variety of print and multi-media public information materials in two languages. As a result, the District’s Flood Protection and Stream Stewardship Program—designed to help alleviate severe flooding—received voter approval to renew the needed benefit assessment.