Assembly Bill 18 places a bond before voters in June 2018 to support local, regional, and state parks. Decreases in annual operating funding has resulted in a deferred maintenance backlog that exceeds $1 billion. Critical funds are sorely needed to help increase park access for all Californians and to protect the natural, cultural and historical resources in our state parks.
CSPF supports both park bond bills, Assembly Bill 18 (Garcia) and Senate Bill 5 (de León). Ultimately only one of these bond bills will be delivered to the Governor’s desk for approval before California voters in 2018 could be asked to support their state parks.