ABOUT MEASURE SP
Measure SP Helps Address Homelessness in Our Parks
We must absolutely address homelessness in our neighborhood parks. This can be done humanely, in partnership with local religious organizations, nonprofits and social service organizations – but it must be done. Our parks must be safe and clean for all of us to use.
Measure SP: Safe Places to Play for Our Kids
More than 100,000 LA kids participate in organized afterschool and summer programs at public parks. We must continue to fund these vital programs to keep kids safe and out of trouble. Measure SP supports these programs and helps reduce gang activity.
Measure SP Repairs Aging Park Facilities
Too many local parks and recreation centers suffer from asbestos, mold, leaky roofs, unsafe drinking water, termite damage, decaying walls, bad plumbing, old gas and sewer lines, unsafe lighting and restrooms. Repairs are urgently needed. Too many are not accessible for people with disabilities, and often for senior citizens. Measure SP will provide the resources necessary to upgrade our aging recreation centers.
Measure SP Protects Local Water Quality
Parks are the single most important asset we have for cleaning and retaining precious water runoff during storms. By cleaning up our parks, beaches and natural areas, we keep trash and pollutants out of local creeks, rivers, lakes, coastal waters and beaches. Measure SP provides the funding to prevent contamination of our critical local groundwater helping fight ongoing drought and protect water quality.
Measure SP Exempts Low-Income Households
Low-income households/families, low-income seniors are exempt, as are non-profit organizations.
We need Measure SP to fix these problems. Measure SP will:
Address unsafe conditions at neighborhood parks, playgrounds, recreation centers, senior centers and other facilities to keep us safe
Humanely address homelessness in our parks by connecting those in need with support services
Help fight ongoing drought and protect water quality and maintain safe drinking water at parks and recreation centers
Clean up our parks, beaches and natural areas, keeping trash and pollutants out of local creeks, rivers, lakes, coastal waters and beaches and preventing contamination of our critical local groundwater
Save money and help protect our scarce local drinking water supplies, through water conservation, including drought-tolerant plants and increased use of recycled water for playfields, landscaping, grass and natural areas
Include strict accountability and public disclosure of all spending