Trust for Public Land Statement on the Passage of Measure P in Fresno

The Trust for Public Land’s California State Director, Guillermo Rodriguez, today released the following statement in response to the passage of Measure P in Fresno: 
“The Trust for Public Land commends the decision of California’s Fifth District Court of Appeal to uphold the will of the majority of voters in the passage of Fresno’s 3/8-cent sales tax for parks.  Fresno has ranked at or near the bottom of The Trust for Public Land’s annual ranking of the top 100 cities for park access.  With this decision, the City of Fresno now has the resources to invest in the public health of its citizens, strengthen its local economy and provide jobs for local residents by investing in parks and green infrastructure.  The Trust for Public Land is proud to have endorsed, campaigned and contributed to the successful passage of Measure P.”