AB-1578: School Pavement to Parks Grant Program

Session: 2019-2020
Author: Luz Rivas
Status: Vetoed
AAP-CA Position: Support
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Would establish the School Pavement to Parks Grant Program to enable schools located in disadvantaged communities with no or minimal green space at school sites to convert existing pavement to green space including a garden and a gardening education program that incorporates science, mathematics, and literacy.
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.

Sincerely,
Gavin Newsom

Download AAP Positional Letter: AB 1578 Pavement to Parks-3