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Support Parks and Water Funding, Yes on 68

March 22, 2018
The Yes on 68 campaign is gaining momentum with more cities passing resolutions to support the passage of the $4 billion parks and water bond on the June ballot. 
The broad coalition behind Proposition 68 comprises local agencies, elected officials, parks departments and districts, business groups and individual businesses, environmental organizations and other groups.
The League Board of Directors voted in December to support the bond. 
There are many ways to stay informed about Yes on 68. The website features a supporter toolkit. Regular updates also go out through the campaign’s Facebook and Twitter feeds.   
The League created a toolkit for cities that want to support Prop. 68. It includes:  
Bond Details
If voters approve the parks and water bond, cities will be eligible for at least $1.69 billion for park improvements, water infrastructure and projects, and climate programs. Every city in the state will benefit from the passage of this bond through a per capita allocation of at least $200,000 for their parks. Also significant is the $750 million grant fund it contains for competitive grants for safe neighborhood parks. Cities will be able to apply for many other grants to fund clean water projects, stormwater upgrades, local parks and coastal and climate resiliency projects.
The bond would provide funding in three main areas:
  • Parks ($1.283 billion);
  • Water ($1.19 billion); and
  • Climate and environmental programs ($1.547 billion). 

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