Letter from the General Manager: January – February 2018

Robert E. Doyle

State Bond Addressing Parks on June 2018 Ballot
A Message from General Manager Robert E. Doyle
January – February 2018

Years of neglect and competing priorities have left California’s once “Best in the Nation” system of state parks and open spaces in disrepair with an estimated $25 billion backlog of infrastructure and maintenance needs.

On October 15, 2017, to address these needs, Governor Brown signed SB 5 placing a statewide bond on the June 5, 2018 ballot for voters’ consideration. Getting the measure on the ballot was a long, multi-year effort by the Park District, California legislators, and other park agencies.

The measure, if approved by voters, would provide $4.1 billion for natural infrastructure, including parks, open space, water resources, and flood protection needs – $2.83 billion specifically for parks and natural resources.

See you in your Regional Parks and welcome to 2018!