Panelists (to be invited): Assembly Member Eduardo Garcia, Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, Alina Bokde (director of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust), Alfredo Gonzalez (Resources Legacy Fund)
Synopsis of paper:
“A systematic analysis of spending under Proposition 84, the last major environmental bond approved by California voters, which in 2006 authorized $5.4 billion to improve parks, natural resource protection, and water quality, supply and safety. Most of that money has been spent. And for the first time ever, we have good enough data to ask some crucial questions.
Where was that funding spent? Who benefited? And was the spending prioritized as voters expected? The report analyzed $2 billion spent on 2,174 projects in California communities and found decidedly mixed results.”