For Immediate ReleaseMarch 03, 2016
Expenditures from tax measure detailed
San Rafael, CA – Marin County Parks has released an annual report for fiscal year 2014-15 that provides a broad overview of department goals and achievements. It will be presented to the Marin County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, March 8, and is now online.
Parks estimates that more than 6 million people visited its 34 open space preserves and over 70 parks and other facilities during the fiscal year. It accumulated 17,873 volunteer hours and employed 122 full-time and seasonal workers to deliver services to Marin residents and visitors from around the world. The department’s total expenditures were $21.8 million and it awarded $3.4 million in matching funds.
Thanks to Measure A, Marin’s parks, preserves and family farms are being protected and cared for like never before. In the second year since Measure A’s passage, Marin County Parks has increased its capacity to:
“Measure A resulted in a renaissance for Marin County Parks,” said Ron Miska, Parks’ recently retired Assistant Director. “It transformed us in ways unparalleled in our history. … We are very much aware of the promises we made to improve our land stewardship and our park facilities should Measure A pass, and we intend to keep those promises.”
The annual report is posted in English and Spanish. Printed copies at the Marin Civic Center and are being distributed to other venues throughout the community. Contact Government and External Affairs Coordinator Kevin Wright at 415-473-2129 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Pat O'BrienInterim Director and General ManagerMarin County Parks
Marin Civic CenterSuite 260San Rafael, CA 94903(415) 473-6387Email: Pat O'BrienMarin County Parks website