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Proposition 12

Official Title: Bond: Parks, Water and Coastal Protection Act.
Bond Act






Official election results are available from the Secretary of State's web site.

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Official Summary: Provides for a bond issue of two billion one hundred million dollars ($2,100,000,000) to provide funds to protect land around lakes, rivers, and streams and the coast to improve water quality and ensure clean drinking water; to protects forests and plant trees to improve air quality; to preserve open space and farmland threatened by unplanned development; to protect wildlife habitats; and to repair and improve the safety of state and neighborhood parks. Appropriates money from state General Fund to pay off bonds. Fiscal Impact: State cost of about $3.6 billion over 25 years to pay off both the principal ($2.1 billion) and interest ($1.5 billion) costs on the bonds. Payments of about $144 million per year. Costs potentially in the tens of millions of dollars annually to state and local governments to operate property bought or improved with these bond funds.

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Yes on Proposition 12

Support Neighborhood Parks



Contact Information


  Bryan Blum
Californians for Safe Neighborhood Parks and Clean Water
926 J Street #612
Sacramento, CA 95814


  Senator Ray Haynes
State Capitol
Sacramento, Ca 95814
    (916) 445-9781

Who Signed the Ballot Arguments


  Robert Stephens Chair, National Audubon Society-California
Assembly Speaker Antonio Villaraigosa Chair, Californians for Safe Parks
Allan Zaremberg President, California Chamber of Commerce
Gail Dryden, President, League of Women Voters of California
Jacqueline Antee, State Pres., American Assoc. of Retired Persons, (AARP)
Larry McCarthy, President, California Taxpayers' Association




  Ray Haynes, California Senator
Brett Ganlund, California Assemblyman
Carl McGill, Chairman, Black Chamber of Commerce of L.A. County
Lewis K. Uhler, President, The National Tax-Limitation Committee

For More Information, CVF Recommends...

  Secretary of State's Vote 2000
Text of the Measure
Official Pro/Con Arguments
Analysis by the Legislative Analyst

  Easy Reading Voter Guide

  The League of Women Voters Pro/Con Analysis

  Original Bill Information and History

  The California Journal

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star image This page first published February 11, 2000 -- last updated March 8, 2000 star image