Saturday, November 15, 2008

Proposition 20

The early 1970s was a pivotal period for public concern about California's coastline (and Monterey's). The biggest triumph for coastal preservation came in 1972 with passage of Proposition 20, the Coastal Initiative, after a very tough campaign battle. Monterey County voted 58 percent in favor of the legislation.

(Image: Hank Ketchum, famous for "Dennis the Menace," lent his talents to the campaign for Proposition 20. Considered a Fair Use.)

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