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DIVISION 5. PARKS AND MONUMENTS [5001 - 5873]

  ( Division 5 added by Stats. 1939, Ch. 94. )

CHAPTER 3.7. Community Parklands Act of 1986 [5700 - 5738]

  ( Chapter 3.7 added by Stats. 1986, Ch. 5, Sec. 1. )

ARTICLE 1. General Provisions [5700 - 5702]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1986, Ch. 5, Sec. 1. )

5700.
  

This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the Community Parklands Act of 1986.

(Added by Stats. 1986, Ch. 5, Sec. 1. Approved in Proposition 43 at the June 3, 1986, election. Operative July 1, 1986, by Stats. 1986, Ch. 5, Sec. 2.)

5701.
  

The Legislature hereby finds and declares as follows:

(a) It is the responsibility of the state to encourage, and assist in the provision of, better parks and enhanced recreational opportunities for all citizens of California.

(b) Community, neighborhood, and regional parks, beaches, recreational areas, recreational trails, and other recreational facilities, and the preservation of historic sites and structures contribute significantly to a healthy physical and moral environment and also contribute to the economic betterment of the state.

(c) Many older parks and recreational facilities have deteriorated to the point where the original investment in them may become lost, and prompt action is necessary to restore them to usefulness.

(d) Accordingly, it is in the public interest for the state to assist counties, cities, and districts in providing these facilities for the use and enjoyment of citizens they serve.

(Added by Stats. 1986, Ch. 5, Sec. 1. Approved in Proposition 43 at the June 3, 1986, election. Operative July 1, 1986, by Stats. 1986, Ch. 5, Sec. 2.)

5702.
  

As used in this chapter, the following terms have the following meanings:

(a) “District” means any regional park district formed pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 5500) of Chapter 3 and any recreation and park district formed pursuant to Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 5780). With respect to any community which is not included within a regional park district or a recreation and park district and in which no city or county provides parks or recreational areas or facilities, “district” also means any other district which is authorized by statute to operate and manage parks or recreational areas or facilities, employs a full-time park and recreation director and offers year-round park and recreation services on lands and facilities owned by the district, and allocates a substantial portion of its annual operating budget to parks or recreation areas or facilities.

(b) “Fund” means the Community Parklands Fund.

(c) “Program” means the Community Parklands Program established by this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1986, Ch. 5, Sec. 1. Approved in Proposition 43 at the June 3, 1986, election. Operative July 1, 1986, by Stats. 1986, Ch. 5, Sec. 2.)

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