Proposition 68

California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018

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Authorizes $4 billion in general obligation bonds for: parks, natural resources protection, climate adaptation, water quality and supply, and flood protection.

Fiscal Impact: Increased state bond repayment costs averaging $200 million annually over 40 years. Local government savings for natural resources-related projects, likely averaging several tens of millions of dollars annually over the next few decades.

Semi-Official Election Results:

Yes votes: 2,158,311 [55.99%]

No votes: 1,696,458 [44.01%]



Proponents of Proposition believe that this investment is necessary as California faces droughts, wildfires, floods, and other challenges to our water and natural resources. Invests in natural resources and disaster prevention, cleans up contaminated drinking water, increases local water supplies, provides safe parks for children and future generations. Annual audits ensure accountability.

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Opponents of Proposition 68 believe that the bond creates more debt that the state cannot afford. They believe that there are other ways to address drought, water, parks, climate, coastal protection, and outdoor access without the state taking on more debt.


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SB-5 California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access For All Act of 2018. Legislative Analyst's Office.

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