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Public Resources Code - PRC

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 2. Community Parklands Program [5710 - 5712]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1986, Ch. 5, Sec. 1. )

5710.
  

(a) The proceeds of bonds issued and sold pursuant to this chapter shall be deposited in the Community Parklands Fund, which is hereby created.

(b) All money deposited in the fund shall be available for appropriation in the manner set forth in Section 5735 in an amount not to exceed one hundred million dollars ($100,000,000) for grants to counties, cities, and districts for the acquisition, development, rehabilitation, or restoration of real property for park, beach, recreational, or historical resources preservation purposes.

(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.)

5711.
  

(a) The total amount proposed to be appropriated for the program shall be included in a section in the Budget Bill for the 1987–88 fiscal year and each succeeding fiscal year for consideration by the Legislature and shall bear the caption “Community Parklands Program.”

(b) Commencing with the Budget Bill for the 1990–91 fiscal year, any grant funds which were not accepted by a recipient or were not encumbered by the recipient within the three-year period specified in Section 5721 or which were restored pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 5723 shall be available for appropriation for one or more projects of the type specified in Section 5712 that the Legislature deems to be of the highest priority statewide.

(c) All appropriations are subject to all limitations enacted in the Budget Act and to all fiscal procedures prescribed by law with respect to the expenditure of state funds unless expressly exempted from those laws by a statute enacted by the Legislature. The section in the Budget Act shall contain proposed appropriations only for the program contemplated by this chapter, and no funds derived from the bonds authorized by this chapter may be expended pursuant to an appropriation not contained in that section of the Budget Act.

(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.)

5712.
  

The grant funds authorized for the program may be expended by the recipient for any of the following purposes or any combination thereof:

(a) The rehabilitation, improvement, or restoration of deteriorated roads, utilities, and other structures and facilities within existing parks and recreational areas.

(b) Neighborhood, community, and regional parks.

(c) Beaches and public accessways to beaches.

(d) Historical sites and structures.

(e) Recreational areas and facilities.

(f) Hiking, bicycling, and equestrian trails.

(g) Development rights and scenic easements in connection with any acquisition made for any purpose specified in subdivisions (b) to (f), inclusive, so long as the right or easement directly enhances the enjoyment or usefulness of the acquisition.

(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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