Parks reflect us at our best.
– Wallace Stegner

FHCP Delegation Advocates in Sacramento
9 November 2014

It was another hot and muggy August in Sacramento but that did not stop a delegation of Hollywood Central Park board members and supporters from advocating to our California State Legislators and policy makers.  FHCP’s second annual Sacramento Advocacy trip included delegates from the FHCP Board of Directors, community leaders and business owners  who traveled to Sacramento to brief legislators and agencies on the Park’s progress and to learn what legislation might be applicable to the Park.  From meetings with Senators Kevin De Leon and Ricardo Lara to Assembly Members Richard Bloom and Ed Chau to Environmental Protection Agency Secretary Matthew Rodriguez and Natural Resources Deputy Secretary Brian Cash, the Hollywood Central Park was received with enthusiasm and support.  

After two days packed with meetings the delegation walked away with a plethora of information, such as how recent Cap and Trade legislation could benefit the Park by creating an urban forest and affordable housing, how the Conference Center in Salt Lake City was built with a soil that is 50% more light weight than traditional soil and how to preserve the existing affordable housing stock along the edges of the Park. 

A successful trip to be sure, the FHCP delegation is looking forward to returning to Sacramento next summer to continue its work to build the Hollywood Central Park.