1 - Water bonds

If it passes

Proposition 1 would authorize the state to borrow $7.12 billion and repurpose $425 million in previously approved bond funds to finance new water projects.

The measure would devote $2.7 billion to new storage, such as dams; $800 million to the cleanup of contaminated underground water supplies; and $725 million for water recycling projects. An additional $1.5 billion would be used to help protect and restore wildlife habitat and watersheds.

The bonds would be paid back from the state budget. The Legislative Analyst's Office estimates it would cost an average of $360 million annually to pay off the bonds over about 40 years.

Endorsements

Los Angeles Times Editorial

Support

  • United States Senator Dianne Feinstein
  • United States Senator Barbara Boxer
  • Audubon California
  • California Chamber of Commerce
  • Delta Counties Coalition
  • Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • American Rivers
  • Silicon Valley Leadership Group
  • Friant Water Authority
  • San Diego Water Authority
  • Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
  • Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Northern California Water Association
  • State Building and Construction Trades Council of California
  • Association of California Water Agencies
  • Fresno Irrigation District
  • Western Growers
  • Edmund G. Brown Jr., Governor
  • Paul Wenger, President California Farm Bureau Federation
  • Mike Sweeney, California Director The Nature Conservancy

Oppose

  • Assemblymember Wesley Chesbro, Chair Natural Resources Committee
  • Adam Scow, California Director Food & Water Watch
  • Zeke Grader, Executive Director Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations
  • Conner Everts, Executive Director Southern California Watershed Alliance
  • Barbara Barrigan-Parilla, Executive Director Restore the Delta

Tracking the money

$20.7 million has been raised

Support
$20,598,792
Oppose
$89,949

Search contributions

Contributions by state

Support

$1
$10K
$100K
$500K
$1M
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State Amount %
California $19,242,749 93.4%
Other $1,356,043 6.6%

Oppose

$1
$10K
$100K
$500K
$1M
+
State Amount %
California $89,799 99.8%
Other $150 0.2%

Contributions by special interest

Sector Support Oppose Total
Political campaign $7,090,708 $0 $7,090,708
Financial services $2,092,300 $0 $2,092,300
Agriculture $1,845,892 $63,399 $1,909,291
Union $1,901,006 $0 $1,901,006
Foundations $1,858,388 $0 $1,858,387
Technology $1,415,000 $0 $1,415,000
Healthcare $1,292,800 $0 $1,292,800
Energy $881,000 $0 $881,000
Homemaker $499,000 $0 $499,000
Arts & entertainment $380,000 $0 $380,000
Construction $323,500 $0 $323,500
Manufacturing $248,400 $0 $248,400
Real estate $188,700 $3,600 $192,300
Education $151,100 $0 $151,100
Retail $125,000 $0 $125,000
Consulting $110,868 $0 $110,868
Native American tribes $55,000 $0 $55,000
Food & liquor $36,000 $300 $36,300
Legal $400 $15,000 $15,400
Automotive $13,000 $0 $13,000
Retired $1,550 $0 $1,550
Waste $500 $0 $500

Top contributors in support

# Name Contributions# Total
1. Brown for Governor 2014 7 $5,196,529
2. Sean Parker, self employed 1 $1,000,000
3. l. john doerr, kleiner perkins caufield & byers 2 $875,000
4. California Alliance For Jobs - Rebuild California Committee 3 $533,750
5. The Nature Conservancy 7 $522,774
6. California Hospitals Committee On Issues, Sponsored By CAHHS 2 $500,000
7. doris f. fisher, homemaker 2 $499,000
8. Laborers Pacific Southwest Regional Organizing Coalition PAC 1 $400,000
9. robert j. fisher, pisces, inc. 2 $400,000
10. john j. fisher, pisces, inc. 2 $351,000

Top contributors in opposition

# Name Contributions# Total
1. Dante Nomellini, nomellini, grillo 1 $10,000
2. San Joaquin Delta Farms, Inc. 1 $7,500
3. Jack Klein Partnership 1 $7,500
4. Marchini Ag 1 $5,000
5. cerri farms, inc. 1 $5,000
6. Thomas Zuckerman, attorney at law 1 $5,000
7. Conrad Silva Farms 2 $5,000
8. Del Carlo Farms 1 $5,000
9. golden r. inc. 1 $3,000
10. sarale farming co. 1 $3,000

Note: Committees campaigning for or against a proposition can contribute money to other committees working to support or oppose any of the propositions on the November ballot.

Credits: Lily Mihalik, Maloy Moore, Anthony Pesce.