The November Water Bond is sponsored by a wide variety of conservation, agricultural, water, and environmental justice organizations. They are listed under “Endorsements”. Funding for the campaign is provided by many of these organizations, and a list of contributions is available on the Secretary of State’s website.
Only registered voters in California may be the proponent of a ballot initiative. The proponent of the November Water Bond is Dr. Gerald H. Meral. He is director of the California Water Program at the Natural Heritage Institute, and formerly served as Staff Scientist at the Environmental Defense Fund, Deputy Director of the California Department of Water Resources, Executive Director of the Planning and Conservation League, and Deputy Secretary of the California Natural Resources Agency.