Proponents of Proposition 50, anticipating a need for ongoing funding for the IRWM program and other water and resources needs, prepared and submitted language to the California Attorney General’s office for a water bond initiative entitled the “Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood Control, River and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2006”. The initiative, Proposition 84, was passed by the voters in the November 2006 general election. Proposition 84 provides $1 billion in grant funding for IRWM programs throughout the state with an emphasis on local control of projects to improve water supply and water quality. Additionally, Proposition 84 allocates up to $45 million for coastal salmon and steelhead restoration programs and provides funding for parks, wildlife conservation and other purposes. The total funding for the bond measure is $5.4 billion.
See: http://www.water.ca.gov/irwm/index.cfm for more information.