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.