Citizens, unite for park legislation!

“The health of a democratic society may be measured by the quality of functions performed by private citizens.”
- Alexis de Tocqueville

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
- Margaret Mead

Let’s take a page or two out of the books of Alexis and Margaret and make sure we are getting involved in the legislative process that is happening before our eyes, Californian citizens.

Gov. Brown is starting to review the nearly 600 bills (!) on his desk. Now is the time to let him know you want to see his signature on Assembly Bill 42. Sign this CSPF-sponsored petition to ask for his support. Here’s an excerpt from the petition:

Dear Governor Jerry Brown,
As a strong supporter of California’s state parks, I’m writing to urge you to sign Assembly Bill 42 by Assemblymember Huffman. AB 42 is an important tool that allows the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) to enter into operating agreements with nonprofits to operate state parks. […]

In addition to the online petition, if you are in the Sacramento area, please come sign a petition in real life at CSPF’s (Park)ing Day site! We will have a parking space park on the corner of 16th and J in Sacramento from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. this Friday. Take a couple minutes to sign our oversized park closure petition postcards and enjoy our little PARK(ing) space.

Hope to see you there, citizens.

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4 thoughts on “Citizens, unite for park legislation!

  1. Instead of closing parks have parks with infrequent usage permanently closed; allow these parks to stay open on a rotating basis. You can reduce cost this way. Also allow citizens to volunteer and keep the park open through docent programs. Many seniors would love to have an opportunity to volunteer and many teens would like the same opportunity. Don’t create a divide between government and citizens. After all you represent us; so, allow us to benefit from usage. Lack of access creates a wall between us and government. Act in the interest of everyone, not the few.

    • Instead of closing parks with infrequent usage permanently closed; allow these parks to stay open on a rotating basis. You can reduce cost this way. Also allow citizens to volunteer and keep the park open through docent programs. Many seniors would love to have an opportunity to volunteer and many teens would like the same opportunity. Don’t create a divide between government and citizens. After all you represent us; so, allow us to benefit from usage. Lack of access creates a wall between us and government. Act in the interest of everyone, not the few.

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