AB-0556: Outdoor experiences: community access program: grant program

Session: 2019-2020
Author: Carrillo
Status: Vetoed
AAP-CA Position: Support
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Would require the Natural Resources Agency to develop and implement a community access program focused on engagement programs, technical assistance, or facilities that maximize safe and equitable physical admittance, especially for low-income and disadvantaged communities, to natural or cultural resources, community education programs, or recreational amenities.
Last Action:

10/11/19 Vetoed by Governor.
Governor’s Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning the following bills without my signature:

AB 556
AB 1578

These bills would require the Natural Resources Agency to develop and implement community parks access grant programs.

While I support an integrated and cohesive effort to make parks and greenspaces accessible to all throughout our State, and to that end signed Assembly Bill 209, I cannot support the creation of these stand-alone grant programs.

Gavin Newsom

Download AAP Positional Letter: To Water, Park, Wildlife AB 556 (Carillo) Outdoor experiences_ community access program_ grant program