Measure A passed by an overwhelming majority of Los Angeles County voters. At 73.5%, the approval rate greatly surpassed the supermajority requirement. With the passage of Measure A, voters of Los Angeles County chose to continue their support for local parks, beaches, open space, and water resources by approving an annual parcel tax of 1.5 cents per square foot of development, excluding exempted properties through the County Assessor. The estimated tax for the owner of a 1,500 square foot home is $22.50 per year, and to be included on the annual property tax bill.
Generating approximately $94 million per year, Measure A is set to replace expiring dedicated funding from the voter-approved Propositions A of 1992 and 1996 and to renew expiring and dedicated local funding to public spaces and park projects, increase funding to create and maintain neighborhood city parks, expand funding to reduce gang activity and create safe play areas for future generations, and conserve as well as protect local water sources and undeveloped natural areas. To serve park needs and address the inequity highlighted by the 2016 Parks Need Assessment, unprecedented grantmaking components and initiatives were introduced by Measure A, including competitive grant solicitation, technical assistance for grantees, and a citizen’s oversight committee.