California Water Districts and Communities Rejecting Fluoridation: 1952 to the Present
1952: Santa Rosa, Sonoma County – Rejected fluoridation (1952). 152 on the CDPH fluoridation priority funding schedule. Charter City.
1990: Morgan Hill, Santa Clara County – On their own initiative, City of Morgan Hill water department employees stopped ordering fluoridation chemicals for the 17 groundwater wells that are the City’s exclusive source of water (3/7/1990).
1993: Redwood Valley County Water District, Mendocino County / Board rejected fluoridation (2/6/1993)
1997: Suisun City, Solano County – (5/01/1997)
1999: Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County – City Council passed a resolution (5 to 2) disagreeing with and rejecting the State’s recommendation to fluoridate (11/23/1999). 9 on the CDPH fluoridation priority funding schedule. Charter City.
1999: Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County – City Council passed an ordinance prohibiting fluoridation without a vote of the people (1998), affirmed by Santa Cruz voters (3/2/1999). 12 on the CDPH fluoridation priority funding schedule. Charter City.
2001: Modesto, Stanislaus County – Unanimous vote of City Council following voter defeat of Measure M (11/7/2001).
2002: Redding, Shasta County – Signatures gathered against fluoridation qualified the proposal for council adoption or a general election ballot measure. City Council opted for the ballot measure in which fluoridation was defeated (11/5/2002). 76 on the fluoridation priority funding schedule. Charter City.
2005: Mammoth Lakes, Mono County – Mammoth Lakes’ Safe Drinking Water Initiative passed with 72% of the vote (11/8/2005).
2008: Manila, Humboldt County – Advisory measure A, a proposal to fluoridate Manila water provided by Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District (HBMWD), was defeated 164 to 60 (2/2008).
2009: Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District, Humboldt County – After the 2008 Manila vote, the District stopped looking into whether or not it would be the regional provider for fluoridated water” (2009).
2010: Napa, Napa County – City Council unanimously rejected a grand jury recommendation that the city apply for grants to install fluoridation equipment in its three water treatment plants (8/17/2010). 17 on the CDPH fluoridation priority funding schedule. Charter City.
2012: Crescent City, Del Norte County – Ballot measure A passed with 56% of the vote (11/6/2012).
2013: Olivehurst Public Utility District, Yuba County – OPUD Board voted 3 to 2 to stop fluoridating its water (2/22/2013).
2013: Davis, Yolo County – 4 to 1 City Council vote (10/01/2013) / 136 on the CDPH fluoridation priority funding schedule.
2013: Cotati, Sonoma County – Unanimous City Council vote (11/12/2013).
2013: Hoopa Indian Reservation, Humboldt County – Unanimous vote of the Hoopa Tribal Council (11/21/2013)
2014: Sebastopol, Sonoma County /Unanimous City Council vote to oppose fluoridation (2/4/2014).
2015: City of Sonoma, Sonoma County / City Council voted 3 to 2 to oppose fluoridation (3/2/2015).
2015: Valley of the Moon Water District, Sonoma County – VOM Board unanimous approval of Agenda Consent Calendar Item authorizing the President to sign and send the fluoride opposition letter to the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors (4/7/2015).
2015: Sonoma County Water Agency. The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors “postponed indefinitely” any consideration of the Sonoma County Department of Health Services (DHS) proposal to fluoridate Sonoma County water through the Sonoma County Water Agency (originally an item on the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors agenda 5/19/2015, item removed before the meeting). As of the 2016 elections, a majority of Sonoma County Supervisors is on the record opposing fluoridated tap water for Sonoma County.