California is facing severe droughts, wildfires, and the impacts of a changing climate. Prop 68 will protect our water, parks, and natural resources.
The Yes on Prop. 68 campaign tonight announced that Californians have decisively voted to approve Proposition 68, the California Clean Water and Safe Parks Act. Prop. 68’s success sends a clear message from voters about the need to address the state’s most critical parks, water, and natural resource needs. By passing the measure, voters authorized funding $4.1 billion in bonds to protect our water and natural areas and help to ensure every Californian has access to safe drinking water and safe parks, particularly in low-income underserved communities.
“The success of Prop. 68 at the polls is an enormous win for all Californians, a win for our natural resources and a win for our future,” said Mike Sweeney, Executive Director of The Nature Conservancy in California. “In addition to securing access to clean drinking water and safe places for kids to play, Prop. 68 will help us protect California’s iconic land and waterways – natural habitats essential to the survival of all species, including us.”
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was today joined by major environmental organizations, clean water advocates and local leaders to announce support for Proposition 68.
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.
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.
Ensures clean drinking water, increases local water supplies, and prepares Californians for future droughts.
Improves existing park facilities, expands access, and addresses inequities in underserved areas.