Supporters say Prop. 53 gives voters the ability to approve bonds for expensive projects. But it’s being backed by one wealthy farmer and opponents say this is because he wants to use it to block a major water project that would hurt his farm.
Watch Prop 53 in 60 seconds
Election day is November 8 and California voters face 17 propositions on the ballot.
In the lead up to election day, we’ll be featuring explainers from KCET anchor Val Zavala to help you navigate the long list of propositions.
Find more over at KCET’s Ballot Brief.