Prop 1: Safe, Clean, and Reliable Drinking Water Supply Act of 2012

Put on the Ballot by Legislature

66.8% YES
33.2% NO

Summary

Authorizes $11.14 billion in general obligation bonds for state water supply infrastructure projects, including surface and groundwater storage, ecosystem and watershed protection and restoration, and Bay-Delta Estuary sustainability. Fiscal Impact: Increased state bond costs averaging $560 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.

What Your Vote Means

A YES Means The state could sell $11.1 billion in general obligation bonds for various water supply and habitat restoration programs.
A NO Means The state could not sell $11.1 billion in general obligation bonds for various water supply and habitat restoration programs.

Arguments

PRO 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!
CON 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 uses won't pay for these dams; taxpayers shouldn't either Prop 1 drains funding for schools, health care, roads and public safety. VOTE NO!
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