SB 5 (de Leon)

California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access For All Act of 2018

In 2017, Parks Now members were involved in shaping the equity policies reflected in SB 5, helping to champion the investments that will benefit our most underserved communities. SB 5 eventually was voted on by the public in the form of Prop 68 and more than any previous bond measure, it represented the single largest investment in parks, water, and natural resources to benefit underserved communities. Parks Now was especially glad to see the following priorities lifted up with: - $725 million for parks in park-poor neighborhoods
- $218 million for state parks and improving public access 
- $162 million for river parkways and urban streams 
- $250 million for clean and safe drinking water 
- $60 million to develop new low-cost coastal accommodations
No other bill in California State History more keenly addresses Parks Now values and vision for all communities to be connected to parks, open space, and clean water.