Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee Chair, Eduardo Garcia, Holds Hearing on Equitable Parks and Outdoor Access and the Impact of COVID-19

Monday, March 1, 2021

Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee

(Sacramento, CA) – On Tuesday, March 2, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks, and Wildlife, has called a special informational hearing to discuss access to parks and open spaces in California. The hearing will evaluate the state’s outdoor recreational needs, the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and ways to ensure safe and equitable access to parks and open spaces for all. 

 

WHAT:

Water, Parks, and Wildlife Informational Hearing - Access to Parks and Open Spaces in California: COVID-19, other challenges, and future needs.

 

WHO:             

  • Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia, Chair, Assembly Committee on Water, Parks, and Wildlife
  • Assembly Committee on Water, Parks, and Wildlife members

 

Panelists will include:

  • Armando Quintero, Director, California Department of Parks and Recreation
  • Norma Edith García-González, Director, County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation and the Los Angeles County Regional Parks and Open Space District
  • Belinda Faustinos, Executive Director, Nature for All
  • Kindley Walsh Lawlor, President and CEO, Parks California
  • Other experts

 

WHEN:           

9:30 am; Tuesday, March 2, 2021

 

LIVE STREAM:

https://www.assembly.ca.gov/todaysevents

 

PUBLIC TESTIMONY:

Written testimony can be submitted in advance of the hearing by visiting the committee website. Public comment will also be accepted by phone during the informational hearing. Instructions to leave a public comment by phone will be shared at the beginning of the hearing.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: