Prop. 53 Information
Proposition 53, also known as the "Cortopassi Initiative," will appear on the Nov. 8 ballot. The measure, if approved by voters, would amend the California Constitution to require statewide voter approval of infrastructure projects financed through revenue bonds over $2 billion. Many legal experts believe the measure could impact the construction of vital state and local water projects, including water storage, recycling facilities and other projects.
ACWA has prepared a variety of materials to brief its members on Proposition 53 and assist them with educating key audiences. It is permissible for public agencies to take a position on a ballot measure and to provide balanced, educational materials to the public on the measure, its potential impacts and the agencies' position.
All materials and guidelines on permissible activities are available here:
Proposition 53 Toolkit. (Member login is required)