Nationally, the results from Election night may be contentious, but here in LA County we’re united. The Safe, Clean Neighborhood Parks, Open Space, Beaches, Rivers and Water Conservation Measure will replace the funds generated by Proposition A, which was first passed more than 20 years ago. We needed a two-thirds majority vote to pass, and together we did it! 73% of voters supported Measure A, showing the overwhelming support for parks and green space as a priority.
Thank you for all your support. The Los Angeles community loves our parks, and now we have the funds needed to maintain them in the future.
Climate Resolve firmly supports Measure A on the November 8 ballot in Los Angeles.
You’re invited to a Why We All Need Parks Twitter chat on Thursday from 11:30am-12:30pm! Learn more about Measure A, why local, statewide and national organizations are supporting it, and share your thoughts on why you support parks!
Use Twitter? Sign on at 11:30am and answer the questions from @yesonaforparks.
Don’t use Twitter? You can still follow along without an account by going to https://twitter.com/YesonAforParks
Join the #YesOnMeasureA team for an election night party!
At MIA LEHRER+ASSOCIATES Studio 185 S Myers St, LA, CA 90033
Tuesday, November 8 8-10:30PM
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Light snacks, smores, & beverages provided.
Street parking on Myers St and Mission Rd. Additional parking available at 251 S Mission Rd.
Two years ago, this newspaper editorialized that “there are few things that can improve the quality of a neighborhood or a community like parks and open space.”
That comment was accurate then, and it’s still accurate today. That’s why it’s so important to pass Measure A, known as the Safe, Clean Neighborhood Parks, Open Space, Local Beaches, Rivers, and Water Conservation Protection Measure.
Parks and open space are good for both people and birds, and that’s why Audubon California supports Measure A on the Nov. 8 Los Angeles County ballot. Called the Called the Safe, Clean Neighborhood Parks and Beach Protection Measure of 2016, the measure if passed will raise approximately $94.5 million annually for local parks, beaches, open space, and water resources.
The Los Angeles County Beach Commission today voted to support Measure A, a November ballot proposal that Commissioners said would “preserve, protect and improve” the County’s iconic beaches.
As demographics change, parks need to change to meet the needs of the people. California’s Latino population, for example, is projected to grow from 38% in 2010 to 45 percent in 2040. “Millennials,” born between 1980 and 2000, constituted 29% of California’s population in 2010 and represent the largest generation in history. An even higher percentage of millennials, 46%, were Latinos in 2010, while 51% of 12 year olds were Latino.
People of color and low income people are consistently the biggest supporters of park and resource bonds in California. And they vote.
The City Project supports Yes on Measure A!
There are many measures on the Nov. 8 ballot asking for your money, and at 1.5 cents per square foot of developed land per year, this parcel tax for parks isn’t cheap. But it’s a fair deal. And by making funding priorities more transparent, the county has been proactive about voters’ concerns. Now it’s our turn.
Vote Yes on Measure A.
Baldwin Park voters won’t see any local candidates or measures on their ballots in the November election, but a county-wide parcel tax that would fund the development and maintenance of parks could have a direct impact on their park-poor city.