Pursuant to the state legislation passed in the prior year, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors adopted an order, Proposition A – the Safe Neighborhood Parks Act, that calls for the formation of the Los Angeles County Regional Park and Open Space District (commonly abbreviated as RPOSD or referred to as the District) and for the District to be the stewards of parks and open space throughout the County through a Special Election on November 3, 1992. The proposition underlined the necessity and desire to benefit property and improve the quality of life in the County of Los Angeles through:
- The improvement of neighborhood and regional parks,
- The acquisition, development, rehabilitation, protection and restoration of beach, wildlife, park and natural lands within the County,
- Gang prevention and intervention, and
- Improvement of recreation facilities for youth and senior citizens.
On the ballot was $540 million in Proposition A grant funds for the acquisition, restoration and rehabilitation of property for parks, recreation and natural lands. Proposition A also established a method by which the RPOSD will be financed. This was supported by the 1992 Engineer’s Report, which presented the engineering analysis for the Proposition A direct assessment on properties within the District, adopted and approved by the Board in accordance with Public Resource Code, Section 5506.9.