Community Garden Funding, Proposition C – Park, Recreation and Open Space Fund, Charter Amendment

Jurisdiction Name: San Francisco City and County
State/Province: CA
Country: United States
Type of Government: Municipality/County
Population: 827,420
Population Range: 250,000 to 999,999
Policy Links: WebPDF
Policy type: charter amendment
Year: 2000
GFC Topic: community food connections, community food production, community food security
Keywords: budget, charter amendment, community garden, fund, general fund, open space, open space fund, parks, parks and recreation, property tax, proposition, proposition c, public funds, recreation, tax
Adopting Government Department(s):

City and County of San Francisco Board of Supervisors

Lead Implementing Entity(s): San Francisco Recreation and Park Department
Support Entity(s):


Funding Amount: minimum allocation of $150,000 for support and maintenance of community gardens
Funding Sources: General Fund, Open Space Program Funds
Policy Outcome(s):

San Francisco voters approved Proposition C, which amended the San Francisco Charter to reallocate the Park, Recreation and Open Space Fund – property tax funding sources that might otherwise be subsumed by the General Fund for the operation and capital improvements associated with the recreation and park system – to include a minimum of $150,000 for community gardens, and extend the Fund through Fiscal Year 2030-2031; Fund sets aside $0.025 for each $100 assessed in property tax valuation for the City to purchase open space, recreation facilities, and maintain or renovate properties acquired under the program

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