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State of California November 7, 2006 Election
Proposition 84
Water Quality, Safety and Supply. Flood Control. Natural Resource Protection. Park Improvements
State of California

Bond Initiative Statute - Majority Approval Required

Pass: 3,879,523 / 53.7% Yes votes ...... 3,351,357 / 46.3% 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 issue $5.4 billion in bonds for a wide variety of projects related to water safety, rivers, beaches, levees, watersheds, and parks and forests?

Summary Prepared by the State Attorney General:
Funds water, flood control, natural resources, park and conservation projects by authorizing $5,388,000,000 in general obligation bonds. Emergency drinking water safety provisions. Put on the Ballot by Petition Signatures

Fiscal Impact from the Legislative Analyst:
State cost of $10.5 billion over 30 years to repay bonds. Reduced local property tax revenues of several million dollars annually. Unknown state and local operations and maintenance costs. potentially tens of millions of dollars annually.

Meaning of Voting Yes/No
A YES vote on this measure means:
The state could sell $5.4 billion in general obligation bonds for safe drinking water, water quality, and water supply; flood control; natural resource protection; and park improvements.

A NO vote on this measure means:
The state could not sell $5.4 billion in general obligation bonds for these purposes.

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Summary of Arguments FOR Proposition 84:
Provides clean, safe drinking water for California's rapidly growing population; supports vital projects for coastal protection, water quality, flood prevention. Accountability, public disclosure, annual audits, no new taxes. Join League of Women Voters of California, Clean Water Action, Nature Conservancy, business groups, public health experts, local water districts throughout California.

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Summary of Arguments AGAINST Proposition 84:
This bond was placed on the ballot by special interests that will likely receive taxpayers' money if the bond passes. This so-called "water and flood control bond" has no funding for dams or water storage and little funding for flood control. This initiative would spend billions without effective oversight.

Full Text of Argument Against, Rebuttal

Contact FOR Proposition 84:
Fiona Hutton
Californians For Clean Water, Parks and Coastal Protection/Yes on Prop. 84
13039 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604
818) 784-1222

Contact AGAINST Proposition 84:
Thomas N. Hudson, Executive Director
California Taxpayer Protection Committee
9971 Base Line Road
Elverta, CA 95626-9411
916) 991-9300

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