ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF MEASURE M
Vote YES on MEASURE M to KEEP OUR BOLINAS PARKS.
Thirty years ago Bolinas was donated 12 acres of land surrounding the firehouse to create a park. The community approved a parcel tax to fund the Firehouse Community Park Agency, which built Mesa Park. In 2009, another donation allowed the Agency to transform a vacant lot into the Downtown Park.
Relying in part on fundraising and volunteer labor in addition to the parcel tax, the parks have grown and expanded. Today Mesa Park includes a basketball court, youth baseball field, playground, skate park, soccer field, motorcycle track, water storage tanks, snack shack and the only public bathrooms on the Mesa. The Downtown Park provides a play area, meditation labyrinth, community pizza oven, trash cans, water fountains, benches and public bathrooms.
Our two parks also host the community's weekly free food giveaway, Sun Festival, youth and adult sports, dog walks and birthday parties. Our parks bring us together and are open to all.
The current parcel tax was passed when the Agency managed just one park and zero public bathrooms. Now it maintains two parks and two bathrooms. We need 2/3 of Bolinas voters to pass this measure to keep your Bolinas parks in good shape for years to come.
Resident of Bolinas