Proposition A: Aging facilities obtain improvement funds

An $185 million bond measure earmarked for improving The City’s parks and waterfront spaces won voter approval Tuesday night.

Proposition A was sponsored by the San Francisco Parks Trust and millionaire investor Warren Hellman. A majority of the money will go to improving conditions — bathrooms, athletic fields, trails and trees — at 12 neighborhood parks. A $33.5 million chunk will be allocated to improving port-owned waterfront land.

San Franciscan Darius Brunner, voting at a Howard Street polling place in SoMa, said he supported more funding for parks.

“I love San Francisco parks and we need to keep better care of them,” he said.

In 2000, voters approved a $110 million general-obligation bond to address the deterioration of some parks and recreation facilities. But according to an independent review, many parks and facilities remain outdated and still pose seismic and safety risks.

The measure also contains language to strengthen city oversight in relation to bond measures.

bbegin@examiner.com

Bay Area NewsLocal

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Study: Banning cars on Market had minimal effect on side streets

A traffic nightmare. Congestions madness. Carmageddon. Those were the fears voiced by… Continue reading

Police Commission president calls for probe into allegations of ‘rampant’ anti-black bias in SFPD

A newly surfaced email alleging widespread anti-black bias in San Francisco’s police… Continue reading

Breed declares local emergency to counter threat of coronavirus

City officials warn against discrimination while they prepare for the possibility of an outbreak.

Educators warn of possible strike after district calls for budget cuts, layoffs

SFUSD faces up to $31.8 million shortfall in current school year

Sting builds tuneful ‘Last Ship’

Vivid score, great singers buoy pop star’s musical

Most Read