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State of California March 7, 2000 Election
Proposition 13
Safe Drinking Water, Clean Water, Watershed Protection, and Flood Protection Bond Act

Bond Act

4,721,624 / 64.8% Yes votes ...... 2,559,706 / 35.2% No votes

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Information shown below: Summary | Yes/No Meaning | Official Information | Arguments |
Summary Prepared by the State Attorney General:
This act provides for a bond issue of one billion nine hundred seventy million dollars ($1,970,000,000) to provide funds for a safe drinking water, water quality, flood protection, and water reliability program. Fiscal Impact: State cost of up to $3.4 billion over 25 years (average cost of about $135 million per year) to repay bonds. Potential unknown local project operation and maintenance costs.

Meaning of Voting Yes/No
A YES vote of this measure means:
The state could sell $1.97 billion in bonds for a safe drinking water, water quality, flood protection, and water reliability program.

A NO vote of this measure means:
The state could not sell $1.97 billion in bonds for these purposes.

Official Sources of Information
Arguments Submitted to the Secretary of State

Summary of Arguments FOR Proposition 13:
We can't take our drinking water for granted. Water officials predict major shortages and say existing options won't fix the problem. Proposition 13 protects drinking water sources, fights water contamination and produces enough new water for 8 million Californians. That's vital to our economy, our public health and our future.

Full Text of Argument In Favor, Rebuttal

Summary of Arguments AGAINST Proposition 13:
Bonds almost double the cost of government projects. This proposal would cost $1.9 billion if paid from the state budget. Using bonds will cost taxpayers $3.5 billion. Prop. 13 is just a bunch of questionable "pork barrel" projects. Where's the evidence that our drinking water is unsafe?

Full Text of Argument Against, Rebuttal

Contact FOR Proposition 13:
Larry Sheingold
Californians for Clean, Safe, Reliable Water. Yes on Proposition 13
1127 11th Street, Suite 300
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 484-3725

Contact AGAINST Proposition 13:
Ted Brown
Libertarian Party of California
(626) 614-0630

  Official Information

Secretary of State

Nonpartisan Information

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League of Women Voters California Voter Foundation Secretary of State News and Analysis

Palm Springs Desert Sun

San Francisco Chronicle Torrance Daily Breeze Sacramento Bee
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