Water Bond. Funding for Water Quality, Supply, Treatment, and Storage Projects.


Put on the Ballot by the Legislature

Authorizes $7.545 billion in general obligation bonds for state water supply infrastructure projects, including surface and groundwater storage, ecosystem and watershed protection and restoration, and drinking water protection. Fiscal Impact: Increased state bond costs averaging $360 million annually over 40 years. Local government savings for water-related projects, likely averaging a couple hundred million dollars annually over the next few decades.

What Your Vote Means

YES A YES vote on this measure means: The state could sell $7.1 billion in additional general obligation bonds—as well as redirect $425 million in unsold general obligation bonds that were previously approved by voters for resource-related uses—to fund various water-related programs.

NO A NO vote on this measure means: The state could not sell $7.1 billion in additional general obligation bonds to fund various water-related programs. In addition, $425 million in unsold general obligation bonds would continue to be available for resource-related uses as previously approved by voters.



PRO PROPOSITION 1 provides a reliable supply of water for farms, businesses and communities, especially during droughts. It supports economic growth and protects the environment. It is fiscally responsible, is guided by a comprehensive state water plan and does NOT raise taxes. Democrats and Republicans Agree: VOTE YES ON PROPOSITION 1!

CON California can't afford Prop. 1's misplaced spending. It does little to relieve the drought or improve regional water self-sufficiency. It threatens our rivers and streams. Private water users won't pay for these dams; taxpayers shouldn't either. Prop. 1 drains funding for schools, health care, roads and public safety. VOTE NO!

For Additional Information

Tom Willis
Yes on Propositions 1 and 2
2355 Broadway #407
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 210-5001
No on Prop. 1
(209) 475-9663