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TENTATIVE VICTORY FOR BALDWIN HILLS CONSERVANCY

NEWSLETTER WINTER 2005

Baldwin Hills

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has included funding for the Baldwin Hills Conservancy in his proposed 2005-2006 budget, suggesting that he is rejecting a proposal by the California Performance Review (CPR) to eliminate the Conservancy and its state funding. Senator Kevin Murray (26th District) said the threat to the Conservancy is waning, but “threats like this never completely go away.”

The Baldwin Hills Conservancy is implementing the master plan for a two-square mile park in the Baldwin Hills that will be the biggest urban park designed in the country in over 100 years. The Baldwin Hills Park will provide the diverse and park-poor region with much needed green space for recreation, conservation, education, and economic benefits. The City Project has spearheaded the efforts of social justice, conservation, and civic leaders to save the park and the Baldwin Hills Conservancy for all the people of California.

We are cautiously optimistic, be we must all remain vigilant to ensure funding for the Conservancy remains in the final budget.