For the water bond on the November 4 ballot, Governor Jerry Brown, California Farm Bureau Federation President Paul Wenger and Nature Conservancy California Director Mike Sweeney wrote the ballot argument in favor of Proposition 1.
Passage of Proposition 2 (the Rainy Day Budget Stabilization Fund Act) will have a number of positive effects on California’s financial stability, but it will also be beneficial for county governments as well. In the past, there have been occasions when services provided by the counties should have been paid for or at least reimbursed by the state. But, due to state overspending and the recession, these funds were withheld from the local jurisdictions forcing counties to use their own general tax revenue to cover the costs.
Less than three weeks from now, Yuba County voters will choose whether to support or oppose Proposition 1, “The Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014.” If passed, this $7.5 billion bond would provide funding to assist local agencies throughout California to upgrade their water systems for the benefit of cities, farms and the environment.
This November, California voters will head to the polls tasked with deciding their state’s water future. Proposition 1 – the Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014–-is a $7.5 billion general obligation bond measure placed on the ballot with a near-unanimous, bipartisan vote by the legislature and Gov. Jerry Brown that, if approved, will fund investments in water projects and programs as part of a statewide, comprehensive water plan for California.