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Letter to the editor: Funding parks matters now

College students may not know it yet, but Yes on P is about their future.

Yes, I know. College students are busy people: studying, attending classes and having a social life. Repeat.

Measure P is a ballot initiative that was developed by a diverse, non-partisan group of Fresno residents who believe that all people deserve safer and cleaner parks.

It is important to note that all seven Fresno City council members voted yes to place Measure P on the November 2018 ballot.

The citizen-led measure will provide a guaranteed local funding source for our parks, with a ⅜ cent sales tax in the City of Fresno.

Why should college students care?

As a student, it’s tough to consider what is happening outside of school.

Currently, while college students are studying, there are children who suffer from asthma and obesity, and cannot access a park to play in that will build their lung capacity.

There are parents with small children who would love to take their children to a park, but they do not exist in certain neighborhoods.

One day, in the very near future, college students will become that parent looking for a park. So I encourage you to vote Yes on Measure P on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018.

For more information on Yes on P, please see, www.fresnoforparks.com.

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