The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, to place a parks funding measure onto the November ballot. The Safe, Clean Neighborhood Parks & Beaches Measure of 2016 would replace funding under Proposition A passed more than 20 years ago and that is set to expire in 2019. The measure would add a parcel tax of one-and-a-half cent per square foot of developed property. An average homeowner with a 1,500 square foot home would pay approximately $22.50 a year.
If approved by voters, the measure would raise $94 million annually. The funds would then go directly to cities and local communities to protect, enhance and maintain our neighborhood parks, open space, trails, beaches, natural habitat and rivers, creeks and streams. Please see the Safe, Clean Neighborhood Parks & Beaches Measure of 2016 flyer (Spanish / Chinese), the Briefing Points and a Comparison of Measure A and Prop A for more information. The information presented to the Board of Supervisors on July 5, 2016 can be found at the links below:
For a side-by-side comparison of the Parks Funding Measure and the Prop A funds, take a look at the City Funds Distribution Comparison Chart.