Senate Bill 5 (de León) gives California voters the opportunity in June 2018 to voice their support local, regional and state parks and drought, water, parks, climate, coastal protection, and outdoor access for all programs. Major categories in the bond 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.
CSPF supports both park bond bills, Assembly Bill 18 (Garcia) and support in concept Senate Bill 5 (de León). CSPF supports the $330 million state parks funding level in AB 18 and that the final funding level for state parks in SB 5 or any negotiated agreement between AB 18 & SB 5 include $330 million for state parks.