Authorizes $8.877 billion in state general obligation bonds for various infrastructure projects: $3.03 billion for safe drinking water and water quality, $2.895 billion for watershed and fisheries improvements, $940 million for habitat protection, $855 million for improved water conveyance, $685 million for groundwater sustainability/storage, and $472 million for surface water storage/dam repairs. Appropriates money from General Fund to pay off bonds. Requires certain projects to provide matching funds from non-state sources; gives priority to disadvantaged communities. Fiscal Impact: Increased state costs to repay bonds averaging about $430 million per year over the next 40 years. Savings to local governments, likely averaging a couple hundred million dollars annually over the next few decades.
Popular Vote Results
Y:5879836; A:49.3; N:6034991; B:50.7
Code Sections Affected
Fish and Game Code and the Water Code
DYAN WHYTE, Water Quality Scientist, JANET SANTOS COBB, California Wildlife Foundation, ROBERTO RAMIREZ, Water Resources Engineer
JANET S. ROBERTS, President, Central Solano Citizen/Taxpayer Group, ROBERT D. JARVIS, Vice President, Central Solano Citizen/Taxpayer Group, MURRAY T. BASS, Member, Central Solano Citizen/Taxpayer Group
Rebuttal Against Author
PHIL ANGELIDES, Former California State Treasurer, HOWARD PENN, Planning and Conservation League, JEANNE PINCHA-TULLEY, Fire Chief
Authorizes Bonds to Fund Projects for Water Supply and Quality, Watershed, Fish, Wildlife, Water Conveyance, and Groundwater Sustainability and Storage. Initiative Statute. California Proposition 3 (2018).