SB 5:

Parks Bond

Author: Senate pro tem Kevin de León

It has been 15 years since California has passed a park bond. Over that time, we have seen our State Parks accumulate over $2 billion in deferred maintenance, and witnessed the need for local parks being wildly out-paced by population growth and demand, particularly in low-income communities. SB 5 places a $4 billion bond on the 2018 ballot that will fund California’s local and state parks, coast, rivers, and waterways. This investment will address urgent park needs, help protect our communities from the heat in the summer, improve access to clean drinking water, and provide critical habitats for California wildlife.

Bill info from the legislature



Passed Senate 31-9; Passed Assembly 56-21; Passed Senate 27-9; Signed by Governor Brown

vote key

PRO-ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION:ANTI-ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION:DID NOT VOTEDid not vote on good bill. Counted negatively.DID NOT VOTEDid not vote on a bad bill. Counted positively.EXCUSEDAbsent due to illness or family leave; not counted positively or negatively.

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