Baldwin Hills Conservancy

Note received by Bobbi Gold, September 15, 2001:


On Friday, AB 1602, a bill co-authored by Senator Kevin Murray and Assemblyman Herb Wesson was carried through the state legislature and is now on its way the Governor's desk.  If approved, this bill will provide $40 million to the Baldwin Hills Conservancy for the continued expansion of Kenneth Hahn Sate Recreation Area into a world-class, two-square mile park. This is exciting news for supporters of the Baldwin Hills Park and will give the Baldwin Hills Conservancy the means to acquire, improve and develop land for the park.


Funding for this bill would be made available through the California Resources Legacy Bond Act of 2002.  If this bond is approved by the Governor, it will be placed on the ballot for you to vote on in March of next year.  We have been fortunate to have the Governor's support in consecutive years for funding of urban parks, and his continued commitment to the Baldwin Hills Park is anticipated and always greatly appreciated.


This $40 million opportunity is being made possible by your state representatives who continue to fight for the communities of the Baldwin Hills area.  Working on the senate floor well into the early morning, Senator Murray contacted our office with the news of this tremendous funding commitment to the park and surrounding communities.  We at the conservancy are grateful for his efforts and look forward to moving the dream of the Baldwin Hills Park closer to reality.


Your comments on this legislation are important, feel free to contact Senator Murray, or Assemblyman Wesson.  Be sure to place "Baldwin Hills Park" in the subject line of your message.  You may also telephone the Senator at

(310) 641-4391 or (916) 445-8800, or the Assemblyman at (323) 290-5105 or (916) 319-2047.


We will be keeping you up to date on further park related developments as they arise.  Please forward this message to those who might be interested in these updates so they can be added to our list. Thanks again for your continued support.


Long Live the Baldwin Hills Park!


David McNeill

Executive Director

Baldwin Hills Conservancy

6133 Bristol Parkway Suite 301

Culver City, CA 90230

310 641-3497


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