Why neighbors throughout L.A. County are voting YES on Measure A

The Safe, Clean Neighborhood Parks Measure of 2016 will provide funding for:

  • Protecting and preserving parks and natural areas
  • Providing safe places to play
  • Protecting clean water resources, including rivers and creeks
  • Removing asbestos, mold and lead paint from aging recreation centers
  • Reducing gang activity
  • Ensuring that drinking water is safe at park and recreation centers
  • Protecting clean and safe beaches


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Local Leaders
Organizations for identification purposes only

Carlos Ardon, The Public Immigrant Policies Institute of Los Angeles (PIPIL)
Alina Bokde, Executive Director, Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust
Phil Brock, Chair, Recreation & Parks Commission, City Of Santa Monica
Eli Broad, Philanthropist
Craig Cadawallader, Surfrider Foundation – South Bay Chapter
Scott Chan, Asian and Pacific Islander Obesity Prevention Alliance (APIOPA)
Glen Dake, Landscape Architect
Renee Davila, Pattyes Closet
Patricia Donaldson, President and CEO, Hawthorne Chamber of Commerce
Mike Eng, Los Angeles Community College District Trustee
Cecilia Estolano, Co-CEO, Estolano LeSar Perez Advisors
Belinda Faustinos, San Gabriel Mountains Forever
Viviana Franco, Executive Director, From Lot to Spot
Lori Gay, President and CEO, Los Angeles Neighborhood Housing Services
Mark Gold, former Heal the Bay President, UCLA Associate Vice Chancellor for Environment and Sustainability
Omar Gomez, Director of Programs and Public Policy, COFEM (The Council of Mexican Federations)
Dolores Huerta
Judith Kieffer, Executive Director, LA Parks Foundation
Tori Kjer, LA Program Director, The Trust for Public Land
Dan Knapp, Executive Director/CEO, Conservation Corps of Long Beach
Tom LaBonge, former Councilmember
Shawn Landres, Los Angeles County Quality & Productivity Commissioner & Chair, Productivity Investment Board; Chair, City of Santa Monica Social Services Commission
Hank Lacayo, President, Congress of California Seniors
Sian Leong, Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative (LANI)
Raul Macias, Anahuak Soccer League
Karen Mack, LA Commons
Dean Matsubayashi, Executive Director, Little Tokyo Service Center
Ike Mbelu, Kiwanis Club of Hawthorne
Thomas McHenry, Gibson Dunn
Mike Meador, CEO Founder, California Greenworks, Inc.
Roberto Morales, San Gabriel Mountains Forever
Irma Munoz, Mujerea de la Tierra
Yancey Quinones, Antigua Coffee Roasters
Tommy Randle, Commissioner, California Department of Parks and Recreation
Kenneth Ronney, President, California Art League
Claire Schlotterbeck, Executive Director, Hills for Everyone
Steve Soboroff, Member, L.A. Police Commission/Business leader
Diane Wittenberg, Chair, California State Park and Recreation Commission
Will Wright, Government & Public Affairs Director, AIA-LA

Environmental, Civic and Business Organizations

Advancement Project California
African-American Voter REP
AGENDA Action Fund
Amigos de los Rios
Asian and Pacific Islander Obesity Prevention Alliance, APIOPA
Asian Pacific Policy & Planning Council (A3PCON)
Association of Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs
Audubon California
Brethren Hillcrest Homes
Brotherhood Crusade
California Greenworks
The California State Parks Foundation
California Trout
Citizens for Los Angeles Wildlife (CLAW)
The City Project
Climate Resolve
Conservation Corps of Long Beach
The Council for Watershed Health
The Democrats of Pasadena Foothills
Endangered Habitats League
Friends of the Angeles Forest
Friends of Ballona Wetlands
Friends of the Los Angeles River
From Lot to Spot
GRID Alternatives
Heal the Bay
Healthy Homes Collaborative
Hills For Everyone
Investing in Place
Kaiser Permanente
Latino Outdoors
Little Tokyo Service Center
Los Angeles Audubon Society
Los Angeles Business Council
Los Angeles Community Garden Council
Los Angeles Conservation Corps
Los Angeles County Beach Commission
Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition
Los Angeles County Democratic Party
Los Angeles County Federation of Labor’s Committee on Political Education
Los Angeles Neighborhood Housing Services
Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative, LANI
Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust
Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters
The Los Angeles Parks Foundation
Montebello Youth Leadership Club
The Nature Conservancy
National Parks Conservation Association
Natural Resources Defense Council
North Valley Caring Services
Northeast Democratic Club of Los Angeles
Outdoor Industry Association (OIA)
Pacoima Beautiful
Palos Verdes/South Bay Audubon
Pasadena Audubon Society
People for Parks
Prevention Institute
Rails to Trails Conservancy
San Gabriel Mountains Forever
San Gabriel Valley Conservation Corps
San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments
San Gabriel Mountains Forever
Sierra Club – Angeles Chapter
Social Justice Learning Institute
South Central Health Clinic
Surfrider Foundation West LA / Malibu Chapter
The River Project
The Trust for Public Land
The Wilderness Society
Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District
Urban Semillas
Whittier Area Audubon

Local Elected Officials, Cities and Districts

Luis Ayala, Alhambra City Councilmember
Maria Belen Bernal, South Gate City Councilmember
Denis Bertone, San Dimas City Councilmember
Bob Blumenfield, Los Angeles City Councilmember, 3rd District
Gil Cedillo, Los Angeles City Councilmember, 1st District
John Fasana, Duarte City Councilmember
Laura Friedman, Councilmember, City of Glendale
Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles
Monica Garcia, Baldwin Park City Councilmember
Robert Garcia, Mayor of Long Beach
Jose Huizar, Los Angeles City Councilmember, 14th District
Paul Krekorian, Los Angeles City Councilmember, 2nd District
Henry Lo, Garvey School District Board Member
Lou La Monte, City of Malibu Mayor
Jorge Morales, South Gate City Councilmember
Marqueece Harris-Dawson, Los Angeles City Councilmember, 8th District
Mike Bonin, Los Angeles City Councilmember, 11th District
Pam O’Connor, Councilmember, City of Santa Monica
Mitch O’Farrell, Los Angeles City Councilmember, 13th District
Jeannine Pearce, Long Beach Councilmember
Sam Pedroza, Claremont Mayor
Curren D. Price, Los Angeles City Councilmember, 9th District
Andre Quintero, El Monte Mayor
Rex Richardson, Long Beach Vice-Mayor
David Ryu, Los Angeles City Councilmember, District 4
D’Artagnan Scorza, Ph. D., Inglewood Unified School District Board Member
Laurene Weste, Councilmember, City of Santa Clarita
Ted Winterer, Councilmember, City of Santa Monica
City of Baldwin Park
City of Glendale
City of La Puente
City of Pasadena
City of Santa Monica
City of South Gate
City of West Hollywood
Los Angeles Community College District

LA County Supervisors

Supervisor Sheila Kuehl
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas
Supervisor Hilda Solis

State and Federal Elected Officials

Congresswoman Karen Bass (CD 37)
Congressman Tony Cardenas (CD 29)
Congresswoman Judy Chu (CD 27)
Congresswoman Janice Hahn (CD 44)
Congressman Ted Lieu (CD 33)
Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CD 47)
Congresswoman Grace Napolitano (CD 32)
Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CD 40)
Congressman Adam Schiff (CD 28)
Congressman Brad Sherman (CD 30)

Senator Ben Allen (SD 26)
Senator Ed Hernandez (SD 22)
Senator Ricardo Lara (SD 33)
Senator Carol Liu (SD 25)
Senator Holly Mitchell (SD 30)
Senator Fran Pavley (SD 27)
Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (AD 63)
Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (AD 46)
Assemblymember Richard Bloom (AD 50)
Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez (AD 51)
Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (AD 53)
Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas (AD 54)
Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (AD 58)
Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer (AD 59)
Assemblymember Autumn Burke (AD 62)
Assemblymember Mike Gipson (AD 64)


Four important reasons to support Measure A, the L.A. County parks measure on the November ballot

Sure, this November we will be electing a new President, and a new U.S. Senator representing California, and we’ll be voting on dozens of other offices and measures. But among the most important votes we will be casting – that will perhaps most effect the day-to-day lives of the people of Southern California – is for Measure A, the Safe, Clean Neighborhood Parks, Open Space, Local Beaches, Rivers, and Water Conservation Protection Measure in Los Angeles County.

Measure A will help provide safe, clean neighborhood parks, beaches and open spaces in every area of Los Angeles County — because they are an essential part of what makes our communities special. And that is why a broad coalition of more than 100 local community organizations, children’s advocates, educators, advocates for seniors, business and environmental leaders have come together to pass this essential measure.

The Board of Supervisors placed Measure A on the November ballot after the most extensive and inclusive needs assessment ever conducted in L.A. County, and this assessment guided the structuring of the parks measure. We have an excellent opportunity to pass this measure – and we certainly have the need to replace expiring local funding for safe, clean neighborhood parks.

Why Measure A is good for our local businesses and economy

Measure A will replace expiring local funding for safe, clean neighborhood parks. The Board of Supervisors originally were pursuing a 3 cent per square foot assessment, but reduced it to 1.5 cents before placing the measure on the ballot as a result of feedback from the business community. The recent in-depth needs assessment shows half of existing parks have amenities in fair or poor condition, assessing over $20 billion in urgent funding needs. The County’s previous funding sources have provided critical funding since the 1992 and are set to expire completely; leaving cities without funds they have been relying on for years for park staffing, maintenance and development.

The Board of Supervisors originally were pursuing a 3 to 5 cent per square foot assessment, but reduced it to 1.5 cents before placing the measure on the ballot as a result of feedback from the business community.

According to LAROSD estimates based on countywide square footage totals by Assessor’s Use Code, the estimated distribution of the parcel tax, if approved by voters will be as follows:

63.5% Residential square footage
36.5% Commercial/Industrial square footage


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Adam Lane of LA Business Council discusses why Measure A is one of the few tax proposals they’ve supported. True business leadership. Thank you LABC!

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Tori Kjer of TPL explains how the coalition came together. Gives shout out to LA Times for constructive criticism that helped develop stronger parks measure — Measure A passes with 73%+

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Photos from Yes on A for LA Parks's post

We have to keep working together to support our communities and champion #parks #openspace #beaches #maintenance #youthjobs #parkequity – Supervisor Hilda Solis #YesonA Our Parks LA

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Thank you Supervisor Solis for your leadership!

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Supervisor Hilda Solis thanks LA County community members for passing #MeasureA #YesonA.

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Getting ready for media conference with Supervisor Hilda Solis

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Hilda Solis

Please join us for a media conference on Wednesday, November 16th at 10:30 am at Ruben Salazar Park, 3864 Whittier Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90023 to celebrate this victory for our parks.

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L.A. County tax measure for parks, Measure A, has substantial lead

Thank you so much, voters of Los Angeles County, for standing up for our parks! #YesonA

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Last chance to vote! Polls are open until 8pm today. Find your polling place here: http://lavote.net and be sure to vote #YesOnA!

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