Assembly to vote on park money for Glendale

Claudia Peschiutta

GLENDALE -- The Assembly will soon decide whether Glendale and a

handful of other areas will be benefit from a $2.1-billion park bond act.

Due to what appears to have been an error in the drafting of

Proposition 12, which excludes areas with populations between 200,000 and

300,000 from funding, Glendale lost out on funding from the bond measure

for parks and open space.

But a bill introduced by state Sen. Adam Schiff (D-Glendale) to

correct the inequity on Thursday was approved by the Assembly

Appropriations Committee, according to a news release.

Schiff had originally sought $540,000 in Proposition 12 funding for

Glendale. However, the state Legislature has only made $350,000 available

to the city.

The legislation awaits a vote in the Assembly.

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