On June 5, 2018, California voters will have a chance to consider a $4.1 billion parks and water bond, the first parks and water bond to appear on a state ballot in 12 years. San Mateo County Parks Foundation endorses Proposition 68 and urges your support of it too.
Over $1.2 billion is for parks, including:
- $725 million in grants for parks in park-poor areas
- $218 million for existing state parks, including $5 million for local agencies that operate a unit of the state park system (i.e. San Bruno Mountain)
- $30 million in competitive grants for local park and open space districts to create, expand or restore parks
The San Mateo County Parks Foundation is one of the underwriters for season 4 of OpenRoad with Doug McConnell which airs Sundays at 6:30pm on NBC Bay Area. The Parks Foundation was able to pitch and help produce a segment on San Bruno Mountain that premiered on Sunday, April 8. San Bruno Mountain State and County Park is an island of biodiversity surrounded by urban development…and hidden in plain sight.