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Proposition 40

Official Title: The California Clean Water, Clean Air, Safe Neighborhood Parks, and Coastal Protection Act of 2002.






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

green check mark Campaign Web Sites & Contact Information
green check mark Follow the Money
green check mark Who Signed the Ballot Arguments
green check mark News Coverage
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Official Summary: To protect rivers, lakes, and streams to improve water quality and ensure clean drinking water; to protect beaches and coastal areas threatened by pollution; to improve air quality; to preserve open space and farmland threatened by unplanned development; to protect wildlife habitat; to restore historical and cultural resources; to repair and improve the safety of state and neighborhood parks; the state shall issue bonds totaling two billion six hundred million dollars ($2,600,000,000) paid from existing funds. This program is subject to an annual independent audit. Fiscal Impact: State cost of about $4.3 billion over 25 years (average cost of about $172 million per year) to repay bonds. State and local operation and maintenance costs of potentially tens of millions of dollars annually.

Web Sites



Contact Information


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

(916) 313-4539


  Senator Ray Haynes
P.O. Box 51891
Riverside, CA 92517

(909) 698-2158

Who Signed the Ballot Arguments




green check mark Dan Taylor, Executive Director, Audubon California   green check mark Senator Ray Haynes, Chair, California State Senate Constitutional Amendments Committee
green check mark Hank Locayo, President, Congress of California Seniors   green check mark Assemblyman Dick Dickerson, Vice-Chair, California State Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife
green check mark Barbara Inatsugu, President, League of Women Voters of California   green check mark Jon Coupal, President, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

News Coverage

(please note: some of the links below may no longer work, because many newspaper web sites move stories into fee-based archives after a certain amount of time)
Voters' 2nd chance at conservation, The Oakland Tribune, February 27, 2002
Trend heartens backers of bond, San Jose Mercury News, November 9, 2001
The price of a clean ocean, Los Angeles Times, October 20, 2001
Bill would bring millions for parks, Bakersfield Californian, October 13, 2001

For More Information, CVF Recommends...

  Secretary of State's Official Voter Information Guide

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

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This page first published February 21, 2002 -- final update May 10, 2002