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State of California November 7, 2006 Election
Proposition 1E
Disaster Preparedness and Flood Prevention
State of California

Legislative Bond Act - Majority Approval Required

Pass: 4,638,636 / 64.0% Yes votes ...... 2,613,728 / 36.0% No votes

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Results as of Nov 14 5:08pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (25090/25090)
Information shown below: Summary | Fiscal Impact | Yes/No Meaning | Official Information | Arguments |

Should the state sell $4.1 billion in general obligation bonds to finance disaster preparedness and flood prevention projects at the state and local levels?

Summary Prepared by the State Attorney General:
This act rebuilds and repairs California's most vulnerable flood control structures to protect homes and prevent loss of life from flood-related disasters, including levee failures, flash floods, and mudslides; it protects California's drinking water supply system by rebuilding delta levees that are vulnerable to earthquakes and storms; by authorizing a $4.09 billion dollar bond act. (Put on the ballot by the Legislature)

Fiscal Impact from the Legislative Analyst:
State costs of approximately $8 billion over 30 years to replay bonds. Reducation in local property tax revenues of potentially up to several million dollars annually. Additional unknown state and local operations and maintenance costs.

Meaning of Voting Yes/No
A YES vote on this measure means:
The state could sell about $4.1 billion in general obligation bonds to fund flood management projects, including repairs and improvements to levees, weirs, bypasses, and other flood control facilities throughout the state.

A NO vote on this measure means:
A NO vote on this measure means: The state could not sell about $4.1 billion in general obligation bonds for these purposes.

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Summary of Arguments FOR Proposition 1E:
Yes on Proposition 1E protects against floods and helps ensure an adequate supply of clean drinking water for all Californians. It repairs levees and increases flood protection. 1E also helps prevent water pollution in our streams and ocean. Rebuild California: YES on 1E--Clean Water, Flood Protection, and Disaster Preparedness.

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Summary of Arguments AGAINST Proposition 1E:
We cannot afford $4,090,000,000 in new debt and higher taxes to pay it back. Local projects should be funded locally, without unfair subsidies. This bond will not provide any new drinking water. The repairs funded by this bond will need to be repaired again before this bond is repaid.

Full Text of Argument Against, Rebuttal

Contact FOR Proposition 1E:
Let's Rebuild California
1127 11th Street, Suite 950
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 448-1401

Contact AGAINST Proposition 1E:
Thomas N. Hudson, Executive Director
California Taxpayer Protection Committee
9971 Base Line Road
Elverta, CA 95626-9411
(916) 991-9300

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