Should the state sell $7.1 billion in additional general obligation bonds--as well as redirect $425 million in unsold general obligation bonds that were previously approved by voters for resource-related uses--to fund various water-related programs?
- Increased state bond costs averaging $360 million annually over 40 years.
- Local government savings for water-related projects, likely averaging a couple hundred million dollars annually over the next few decades.
- A YES vote on this measure means:
- The state could sell $7.1 billion in additional general obligation bonds--as well as redirect $425 million in unsold general obligation bonds that were previously approved by voters for resource-related uses--to fund various water-related programs.
- A NO vote on this measure means:
- The state could not sell $7.1 billion in additional general obligation bonds to fund various water-related programs. In addition, $425 million in unsold general obligation bonds would continue to be available for resource-related uses as previously approved by voters.
- Summary of Arguments FOR Proposition 1:
- PROPOSITION 1 provides a reliable supply of water for farms, businesses and communities, especially during droughts. It supports economic growth and protects the environment. It is fiscally responsible, is guided by a comprehensive state water plan and does NOT raise taxes. Democrats and Republicans Agree: VOTE YES ON PROPOSITION 1!
- Summary of Arguments AGAINST Proposition 1:
- California can't afford Prop. 1's misplaced spending. It does little to relieve the drought or improve regional water self-sufficiency. It threatens our rivers and streams. Private water users won't pay for these dams; taxpayers shouldn't either. Prop. 1 drains funding for schools, health care, roads and public safety. VOTE NO!
- Contact FOR Proposition 1:
- Tom Willis
Yes on Propositions 1 and 2
2355 Broadway #407
Oakland, CA 94612
- Contact AGAINST Proposition 1:
- No on Prop. 1
Secretary of State
Campaign Finance Data
- Funding Summary for Prop 1
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- Details of committee campaign finance filings submitted to the Secretary of State.
League of Women Voters
Pros & Cons: Santa Clara County
Pros & Cons: Alameda County
News and Analysis
- Oct. 27, 7:00 to 9:00 pm, Fremont Main Library, 2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont
KQED California Report
KQED News Election Watch
- Prop 1 Discussion
- 9/19. Joshua Johnson, host. A debate with listener call-in. 52 min. Find more resources.
- Water Bond Update
- Guest host Joshua Johnson discusses the bond with Scott Detrow, KQED's Sacramento Bureau Chief, the day after the legislature approved placing this bond on the ballot. 8/14, 24 min.
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