Senate Bill 5 (de León) gives California voters the opportunity in June 2018 to voice their support for local, regional and state parks and drought, water, parks, climate, coastal protection, and outdoor access for all programs. SB 5 includes $205 million for the state park system and is a much-needed investment. The funds will make important improvements for the visitor’s experience, address deferred maintenance, and provide necessary funding for natural resources protection and restoration. Some specific funding categories include:
Now is the time to reinvest in California’s natural and historic infrastructure – including significant investments into California’s state park system. Unfortunately, with an aging state park infrastructure, our parks continue to need critical repairs that will keep them available and well maintained. It has been 15 years since California voters approved the last legislatively crafted park bond Proposition 40.