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Proposition 13

Official Title: Bond: Safe Drinking Water, Clean Water, Watershed
Protection, And Flood Protection Bond Act

Bond Act






Official election results are available from the Secretary of State's web site.

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Official Summary: This act provides for a bond issue of one billion nine hundred seventy million dollars ($1,970,000,000) to provide funds for a safe drinking water, water qualtiy, flood protection, and water reliability program. Appropriates money from the General Fund to pay off bonds. Fiscal Impact: State cost of up to $3.4 billion over 25 years to pay off the principal ($1.97 billion) and the interest ($1.4 billion) costs on the bonds. Payments of about $135 million per year. Potential costs of an unkown amount to local governments to operate or maintain projects developed with these bond funds.

Web Sites


Californians for Clean, Safe, Reliable Water - Yes on Proposition 13

Association of California Water Agencies



Contact Information


  Larry Sheingold
Californians for Clean, Safe, Reliable Water - Yes on Proposition 13
1127 11th Street, Suite 300
Sacramento, CA 95814

  (916) 484-3725


  Ted Brown
Libertarian Party of California
    (626) 614-0630

Who Signed the Ballot Arguments


  Governor Gray Davis
Allan Zaremberg, President, California Chamber of Commerce
Leslie Friedman Johnson, Water Program Director, The Nature Conservancy
Larry McCarthy, President, California Taxpayers' Association
Jim Costa, Chairman, Senate Agriculture and Water Resources Committee
Michael J. Machado, Chairman, Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee




  Gail K. Lightfoot, Past Chair, Libertarian Party of California
Dennis Schlumpf, Director, Tahoe City Public Utility District
Ted Brown, Insurance Adjuster/Investigator
Thomas Tryon, Calaveras County Supervisor

For More Information, CVF Recommends...

  Secretary of State's Vote 2000
Text of the Measure
Official Pro/Con Arguments
Analysis by the Legislative Analyst

  Easy Reading Voter Guide

  The League of Women Voters Pro/Con Analysis

  Original Bill Information and History

  The California Journal

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star image This page first published February 11, 2000 -- last updated March 8, 2000 star image