Our county parks are so important to us all here in the SLV; from Felton Covered Bridge, and up the Valley through Quail Hollow, Highlands Park, and downtown Ben Lomond. Each park is used and enjoyed, but each has suffered significantly with years of huge cutbacks in maintenance, trash removal and recycling, removing invasive species and more. By supporting Measure F we can all have a huge impact for very little money.
By the time this Parcel Tax of $8.50 per year, per improved parcel, is implemented, a previous tax of about $6.50 will end. (That tax had funded the debt for the purchase of Quail Hollow Park) So the impact on property taxes will only go up a couple dollars but the amount to the parks department for directly improving parks will jump!
The Valley Women's Club and many other organizations have endorsed Measure F as an effective way to guarantee maintenance and improvements of our county parks, facilities, beach access, and open space, not to mention clean bathrooms, repairing roofs and electrical systems — and keeping facilities open and safe. Our children, teens, families, adults and seniors all use the parks and will benefit.
Please vote Yes on F and, if at all possible, support the effort to pass the measure.
Lynn McKibbin, Valley Women’s Club President