The Water Priorities Constitutional Amendment and Bond Act

Fixing our long-term water problems by increasing storage capacity for all water users – families, farms and the environment – without raising taxes.


What People Are Saying

“The water shortage our state has experienced is a direct result of misguided government priorities. This measure puts the critical water needs of the people of California first and allows us to construct the water systems we desperately need.”
Congressman Jeff Denham, (CA-10)
“I strongly support stripping funding from High-Speed Rail and using any unspent money to build water storage and groundwater recharge programs for our already struggling communities. Giving the people of California the right to choose priorities takes the decision out of the hands of the governor and reverses course on what, up until now, has been a slow-moving but extremely costly train.”
Senator Andy Vidak, R-Hanford
“Without drastic reform of water policy, Californians should expect ever-more water regulations, rationing, and shortages, as well as economic dislocations and plummeting food production. It is absolutely clear that state spending should prioritize solving the water crisis, not building a needless train system that grows more problematic and unpopular every day, and whose final cost will vastly exceed the spending that California voters approved.”
Congressman Devin Nunes, (CA-22)
“The water needs of people should be prioritized above all else. While this is obvious to most Californians, bureaucrats in Sacramento fail to grasp this concept. Passage of this initiative will give spending decisions to an elected board accountable to the people, instead of political appointees.”
Congressman David G. Valadao, (CA-21)

California Dreamin’

The dream of high-speed rail that was sold to the voters by politicians doesn’t exist.

Until HSR can get back on track, it’s time to get California’s priorities straight.



Fixing Problems & Creating Jobs

This initiative is a job creator. Construction of new water projects creates California jobs now and for generations to come: Engineering jobs, construction jobs, recreation jobs, farming jobs, manufacturing jobs, and more, generating economic growth and prosperity for local municipalities, communities and the state for years into the future.

We need water now. While we can’t make it rain we can modernize and expand our water system now. This initiative produces results now, not 10 or 15 or 20 years down the road. By clearly stating our water priorities in the state Constitution, our current water system can immediately operate more flexibly to store and deliver water throughout the state, and construction of new water projects can begin as early as 2018, having an immediate positive impact on the economy of the state. It’s for the people.