Sierra Club Endorsement Press Release
Below is the Sierra Club’s Press Release announcing their endorsement of me.
Vote for Vinnie Bacon, a Club leader, for Fremont City Council
For over five years Vinnie Bacon has served on the Executive Committee of the Sierra Club’s Southern Alameda County Group, as treasurer and then for the last year-and-a-half as Group chair.
He was and is one of the main green activists in the long battle against the Patterson Ranch development next to Coyote Hills Regional Park. He was one of the first citizens in Fremont to speak out against the massive development proposed as part of the Oakland A’s ballpark village that Fremont’s City Council hoped to build next door to the Don Edwards Wildlife Refuge. Vinnie is running a clean money campaign by refusing any donations from big developers, and has challenged his opponents to do the same. Unfortunately the two incumbents have not risen to the challenge, and will continue to be heavily funded by big developers, including the Patterson family.