Proposition Summary

SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD PARKS, CLEAN WATER, CLEAN AIR, AND COASTAL PROTECTION BOND ACT OF 2000. (THE VILLARAIGOSA-KEELEY ACT) • Provides for a bond issue of two billion one hundred million dollars ($2,100,000,000) to provide funds to protect land around lakes, rivers, and streams and the coast to improve water quality and ensure clean drinking water; to protect forests and plant trees to improve air quality; to preserve open space and farmland threatened by unplanned development; to protect wildlife habitats; and to repair and improve the safety of state and neighborhood parks. • Appropriates money from state General Fund to pay off bonds. Summary of Legislative Analyst’s Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact: • State cost of about $3.6 billion over 25 years to pay off both the principal ($2.1 billion) and interest ($1.5 billion) costs on the bonds. Payments of about $144 million per year. • Costs potentially in the tens of millions of dollars annually to state and local governments to operate property bought or improved with these bond funds.

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Legislative Vote Results

Final Votes Cast by the Legislature on AB 18 (Proposition 12) -- Assembly - Ayes, 61; Noes, 15 -- Senate - Ayes, 31; Noes, 3

Popular Vote Results

Y: 4657600; A: 63.2; N: 2722030; B: 36.8

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Bond Act Act

For Author

Robert Stephens, Chair, National Audubon Society- California; Assembly Speaker Antonio Villaraigosa, Chair, Californians for Safe Parks; Allan Zaremberg, President, California Chamber of Commerce

Against Author

RAY HAYNES, California Senator; BRETT GRANLUND, California Assemblyman; LEWIS K. UHLER, President, The National Tax- Limitation Committee

Rebuttal Author

RAY HAYNES, California Senator; BRETT GRANLUND, California Assemblyman; CARL McGILL, Chairman, Black Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles County

Rebuttal Against Author

GAIL DRYDEN, President, League of Women Voters of California; JACQUELINE ANTEE, State President, American Association of Retired Persons (AARP); LARRY McCARTHY, President, California Taxpayers' Association