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Crescent City Mandatory Health Voucher Prior to Addition of Fluoride to Water Supplies, Measure A (November 2012)

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A Crescent City Mandatory Health Voucher Prior to Addition of Fluoride to Water Supplies, Measure A ballot question was on the November 6, 2012 ballot for voters in Crescent City in Del Norte County, where it was approved.

Measure A requires that before fluoride can be added to the city's water supply, any vendors that are seeking a contract to add it must provide toxicological reports, a list of contaminants and "proof that their product is safe and effective."[1] Supporters of the measure believe that these conditions cannot be met and that therefore, fluoride will have to be removed from the city's water supply.[2]

The victory on Measure A came two years after an effort to pass a similar measure, Measure A in November 2010, was defeated.

Election results

Measure A
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 573 56.34%
No44443.86%
These final, certified, election results are from the Del Norte County elections office.

Support

A group called "Crescent City Citizens for Safe Water, Yes on Measure A" led the campaign for a "yes" vote on Measure A. The group held a rally in September, where members held up signs with sayings such, "There is Poison in Your Tap Water" and "I thought we were supposed to drink water, NOT TOXIC WASTE."[1]

Dale L. Bohling, a Crescent City resident, described his support for Measure A: "[it is a] mandate for the supplier of the hydrofluorosilicic acid to present a 'clean bill of health' for the substance, which is infused into the municipal water supply. No submission of the health voucher, no adding it to the water."[3]

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