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The Prop 400 Process

In 2005, Prescott voters passed the Reasonable Growth Initiative, also known as Prop 400. This citizen initiative had four provisions that applied to proposed annexations of 250 acres or more. On November 8, 2005,council officially added the initiative's provisions, with supplementary language, to Article I, Section 4 of the city charter, where it states,

Â"The people of the City of Prescott believe it is in the best interest of the city to establish additional local requirements for annexation to ensure that any future expansion of the city's boundary does not undermine the city's efforts to attain safe-yield or otherwise threaten the water supply of city residents."

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DAILY DROPLET

  • "Ranchers need clean water for their stock, farmers need it for their crops, every employer needs it to stay in business, and every living thing needs it for life... The law needs to be clear to protect water quality and the rights of landowners."
    Mark Udall
  • "Water is the driver of Nature."
    Leonardo da Vinci
  • "When the well is dry, we know the worth of water."
    Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanac, 1746
  • "...and since flow of information is to spirit what water is to life, we'd best think about how to keep the pipes free and unclogged."
    Raphie Frank
  • "In an age when man has forgotten his origins and is blind even to his most essential needs for survival, water along with other resources has become the victim of his indifference."
    Rachel Carson
  • "We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one."
    Jacques Yves Cousteau
  • "Water is life's matter and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water."
    Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, 1937 Nobel Prize for Medicine
  • "Water is everywhere and in all living things; we cannot be separated from water. No water, no life. Period..."
    Robert Fulghum
  • "It's the water. Everything is driven by the water."
    Mike Thompson
  • "Whiskey is for drinking; water is for fighting over."
    Mark Twain