Thursday, August 19, 2004

AP Wire %7C 08%2F19%2F2004 %7C News briefs from California%27s Central Coast:

"Measure W would require U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for any additives to public drinking water for purposes other than making the water safe to drink. Passage would hinder fluoridation of Santa Maria's drinking water. Citing California election law, County Clerk Joseph Holland said he intends to keep his timetable and send ballot material to the printer an Aug. 24. The clerk's office will spend about $1.3 million to print and mail 192,000 sample ballots and 65,000 absentee ballots."

"The City Council voted to accept roughly $402,000 from the California Dental Association Foundation to build and then operate for one year a fluoridation facility."