Welcome to the website for people who appreciate and support the wonderful city parks of Mt. Shasta in far northern California.
Friends of the Parks Mt. Shasta is also the “Yes on Measure V” and the”Yes on Measure P” Committee, a grass roots group of volunteers formed to support the ballot measures that aim provide funds to repair, renovate, enhance and expand the Mt. Shasta parks and youth sports fields.
The first initiative titled Measure P was on the Nov. 2018 ballot. It failed to get the requisite 2/3 approval by a narrow margin. Measure P got 65.03% (when it needed 66.67% to pass).
Measure V is the follow-up initiative that will be included in the March 26th, 2019 special election. It’s pretty much the same initiative designed to fund the huge infrastructure repairs that are absolutely essential for our Mt. Shasta parks and sports fields. But with one major change – seniors (age 65 and above) will now be able to get a 100% exemption for their home property. The one comment we heard lots during last fall’s campaign was how hard it would be for fixed-income seniors to pay this property assessment. So the committee added a program for a total exemption. Seniors can simply apply, confirm age and primary residence, and they’ll get not just a discount, but a total lifetime exemption for their home.
You’ll find information here on the Measure V ballot measure, as well as lots of ways you can support the campaign and help spread the word. We welcome your feedback, photos, stories and enthusiasm.