The Daily Journal (San Mateo)/Staff Report, 7/27/12. "Supervisors to discuss parks funding."
|San Pedro Valley Park, Pacifica.|
.... The parks department operates on an $8.4 million annual budget, which includes $6 million from the general fund. Achieving the recommended level of staffing and operation, however, would require $11.1 million, Porter wrote. During the budget hearings earlier this year, the board added back $350,000 to the parks budget for staff, fire fuel load reduction efforts and health and safety related maintenance and repairs. The board also provided $1.9 million toward Devil’s Slide, $1.3 million for Alpine Road improvements, and $925,000 for the planning phases of the water and wastewater treatment plant renovations at Memorial Park, he wrote. The parks budget for capital projects is $7.5 million for the current fiscal year, including $4.475 million from the general fund. Over the next five years, about $12.1 million in capital project improvements have been identified, Porter wrote.
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