Crescent City Ban on Water Fluoridation, Measure A (November 2010)
|Voting on Water|
|Not on ballot|
If Measure A had been approved, it would have stopped the practice of adding fluoride to Crescent City’s water supply.
About 14,000 people drank the fluoridated water that goes through Crescent City's water treatment program at the time of the defeat of Measure A. Crescent City had been fluoridating its water since about 1970.
Two years after the defeat of Measure A, a different but related Measure A was approved by the city's voters. The 2012 measure had the impact of causing fluoride to be banned from the city's water supplies.
- These final, certified, election results are from the Del Norte County election division.
Measure A supporters organized a campaign committee called the Del Norte Clean Water Coalition Yes on Measure A committee. They reported receiving and spending $1,544 through October 18.
Eileen Cooper, Katherine Kelly, Connie Morrison and Donna Westfall were leaders in the pro-Measure A group.
Local dentists opposed Measure A, saying that fluoride is key to reducing tooth decay.
The California Dental Association contributed $12,592 through October 16 to "Crescent City Neighbors, Dentists and Physicians to Protect Our Children — No on Measure A," which urged a "no" vote on Measure A.
- The Triplicate, "Measure A: Voters choosing to keep fluoride," November 3, 2010
- The Triplicate, "Ballot proposal would halt water fluoridation," October 29, 2010
- Crescent City Times, "'YES' ON MEASURE 'A' RALLY AT SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION BUILDING," September 17, 2012
- The Triplicate, "Coastal Voices: Measure A, Prop 37 are healthy choices," October 30, 2012