California voters will be asked to respond to a familiar topic on the November ballot when they face a water bond.
Proposition 3 calls for the state to authorize nearly $9 billion in bonds to cover water and environmental projects throughout the state.
PROPOSITION 3 FAST FACTS
WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS
- A YES vote on this measure means: The state could sell $8.9 billion in general obligation bonds to fund various water and environmental projects.
- A NO vote on this measure means: The state could not sell $8.9 billion in general obligation bonds to fund various water and environmental projects.
- Increased state costs to repay bonds averaging $430 million per year over 40 years. Local government savings for water-related projects, likely averaging a couple hundred million dollars annually over the next few decades.
- Ballot impact data and vote text from the California Legislative Analyst’s Office
The dozens of projects cover everything from maintenance, to capturing wastewater, to even dredging rivers.
- $2.495 billion: Watershed lands, aimed at protecting, restoring and improving the health of watershed areas to increase the amount and quality of water.
- $2.13 billion: Water supply, work to improve and increase drinking water, water recycling and water conservation.
- $1.44 billion: Fish and wildlife habitat, improving habitats for fish and wildlife, including restoring streams and wetlands to more natural conditions.
- $1.227 billion: Water facility upgrades, including repairs and connections to existing dams, canals and reservoirs.
- $1.085 billion: Groundwater, cleanup, recharging and managing.
- $500 million: Flood protection, expansion of floodplains and reservoir repair.
2018 CALIFORNIA BALLOT PROPOSITIONS
- PROPOSITION 1
Authorizes Bonds to Fund Specified Housing Assistance Programs. Legislative Statute.
- PROPOSITION 2
Authorizes Bonds to Fund Existing Housing Program for Individuals With Mental Illness. Legislative Statute.
- PROPOSITION 3
Authorizes Bonds to Fund Projects for Water Supply and Quality, Watershed, Fish, Wildlife, Water Conveyance, and Groundwater Sustainability and Storage. Initiative Statute.
- PROPOSITION 4
Authorizes Bonds Funding Construction at Hospitals Providing Children’s Health Care. Initiative Statute.
- PROPOSITION 5
Changes Requirements for Certain Property Owners to Transfer Their Property Tax Base to Replacement Property. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
- PROPOSITION 6
Eliminates Certain Road Repair and Transportation Funding. Requires Certain Fuel Taxes and Vehicle Fees Be Approved by the Electorate. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
- PROPOSITION 7
Conforms California Daylight Saving Time to Federal Law. Allows Legislature to Change Daylight Saving Time Period. Legislative Statute.
- PROPOSITION 8
Regulates Amounts Outpatient Kidney Dialysis Clinics Charge for Dialysis Treatment. Initiative Statute.
- PROPOSITION 9
Removed from the ballot
- PROPOSITION 10
Expands Local Governments’ Authority to Enact Rent Control on Residential Property. Initiative Statute.
- PROPOSITION 11
Requires Private-sector Emergency Ambulance Employees to Remain on-call During Work Breaks. Eliminates Certain Employer Liability. Initiative Statute.
- PROPOSITION 12
Establishes New Standards for Confinement of Specified Farm Animals; Bans Sale of Noncomplying Products. Initiative Statute.
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