California is facing severe droughts, wildfires, and the impacts of a changing climate. Prop 68 will protect our water, parks, and natural resources.

NEWS

Mayor Garcetti and Local Leaders Announce Support for Yes on 68

Press Release, May 21, 2018

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was today joined by major environmental organizations, clean water advocates and local leaders to announce support for Proposition 68.

With just over two weeks to go until the June 5th election, the leaders underlined the importance of the initiative, highlighting how the $4.1 billion bond measure will address California’s most pressing water, parks and natural resource issues – emphasizing why Southern California specifically will benefit from Prop. 68.

The event, held at the Los Angeles State Historic Park, featured a wide variety of leaders and advocates, including The Trust for Public Land, The Nature Conservancy, Southern California Water Coalition, Los Angeles Conservation Corps, Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust, Los Angeles River State Park Partners and numerous others who all came together to energize Angelenos to pass Prop. 68.

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San Diego Union-Tribune Endorses Prop 68

San Diego Union-Tribune
Editorial Board, May 18, 2018

A San Diego County Water Authority analysis recommends approval and notes the bond would address what is perhaps the state’s biggest little-known problem: the possibility of the shrinking, polluted Salton Sea becoming the source of toxic dust storms …

On balance, The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board recommends a yes vote on Proposition 68.

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Op-Ed: 68 will prepare California for climate change

Sacramento Bee
Jay Ziegler & Tim Quinn, May 16, 2018

California’s safe drinking water and natural resources are increasingly threatened by drought, wildfires, floods and mudslides. Proposition 68 is designed to help make our communities more resilient to the impacts of climate change.

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Proposition 68 is a general obligation bond that invests $4 billion in the coming years to tackle some of California’s most important water, park, and natural resource needs. The state legislature passed the California Clean Water & Parks Act (SB5) with bipartisan support, and it will appear on the June 5th statewide ballot.

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Water

Ensures clean drinking water, increases local water supplies, and prepares Californians for future droughts.

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Parks

Improves existing park facilities, expands access, and addresses inequities in underserved areas.

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Natural Resources

Restores and protects our coast, rivers and streams, and unique natural beauty for the next generation.

ENDORSEMENTS

"One of the easiest decisions for California voters on the June 5 ballot should be Proposition 68. Vote yes on the $4.1 billion bond plan to fund parks and water projects throughout the state."

— Editorial Board,
Mercury News
"California’s landscape is an enduring treasure, but its rivers, beaches and parks require public stewardship, especially as harsh weather and population growth take a toll. That’s why voters should support Proposition 68, a $4 billion bond measure on the June 5 ballot."

— Editorial Board,
San Francisco Chronicle
"Prop 68 is a vital investment in our region – and our state’s – water reliability, working to secure our region’s resiliency to the impacts of climate change by recycling water to enhance water supplies and helps farms conserve water when they need it most."

— David J. Guy, President,
Northern California Water Agency
"Yes on 68 makes critical investments in California's natural resources, water and our economy by tackling problems at the source before they become more expensive to address. Proposition 68 will dedicate much-needed funds to keep toxic pollutants out of our water supplies, clean up groundwater, and protect land around the rivers, lakes, and streams that are the sources of our drinking water."

— Charley Wilson, Executive Director,
Southern California Water Coalition
"Proposition 68 will help fund groundwater clean-up, flood protection, clean drinking water and other critical investments in our water infrastructure. Prop 68 is a priority investment California’s economy and business environment."

— Alan Zaremberg,
CalChamber
"Clean water, protection of natural resources, and access to parks are critical quality of life issues for all Californians. Prop 68 delivers on those needs—particularly focusing on underserved areas of our communities."

— Mike Sweeney,
The Nature Conservancy
"All children should have safe places to play and access to clean air and water—Yes on 68."

— Dr. Richard Jackson, M.D.,
Professor Emeritus, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
"YES on 68 is a smart investment in California's future by protecting our water supplies from pollution and helping local communities adapt in uncertain times. These Investments are critical for today’s residents and future generations."

— Tim Quinn,
Association of California Water Agencies
"One of the easiest decisions for California voters on the June 5 ballot should be Proposition 68. Vote yes on the $4.1 billion bond plan to fund parks and water projects throughout the state."

— Editorial Board,
Mercury News
"California’s landscape is an enduring treasure, but its rivers, beaches and parks require public stewardship, especially as harsh weather and population growth take a toll. That’s why voters should support Proposition 68, a $4 billion bond measure on the June 5 ballot."

— Editorial Board,
San Francisco Chronicle
"Prop 68 is a vital investment in our region – and our state’s – water reliability, working to secure our region’s resiliency to the impacts of climate change by recycling water to enhance water supplies and helps farms conserve water when they need it most."

— David J. Guy, President,
Northern California Water Agency
"Yes on 68 makes critical investments in California's natural resources, water and our economy by tackling problems at the source before they become more expensive to address. Proposition 68 will dedicate much-needed funds to keep toxic pollutants out of our water supplies, clean up groundwater, and protect land around the rivers, lakes, and streams that are the sources of our drinking water."

— Charley Wilson, Executive Director,
Southern California Water Coalition
"Proposition 68 will help fund groundwater clean-up, flood protection, clean drinking water and other critical investments in our water infrastructure. Prop 68 is a priority investment California’s economy and business environment."

— Alan Zaremberg,
CalChamber
"Clean water, protection of natural resources, and access to parks are critical quality of life issues for all Californians. Prop 68 delivers on those needs—particularly focusing on underserved areas of our communities."

— Mike Sweeney,
The Nature Conservancy
"All children should have safe places to play and access to clean air and water—Yes on 68."

— Dr. Richard Jackson, M.D.,
Professor Emeritus, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
"YES on 68 is a smart investment in California's future by protecting our water supplies from pollution and helping local communities adapt in uncertain times. These Investments are critical for today’s residents and future generations."

— Tim Quinn,
Association of California Water Agencies