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 But according to an independent review, many parks and facilities remain outdated and still pose seismic and safety risks.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.

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