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L.A. Likely to Back Ballot Measure to Fund State Parks

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There's a good chance when voters hit the booths on Election Day next November, Californians will be asked to add an $18 vehicle license fee when they pay their annual DMV registration. If passed, the debate over funding state parks would be over, as the fee would guarantee the system of 278 parks an adequate and stable funding source to survive. As an added bonus, the initiative would end parking fees at state parks, meaning those who often take advantage of them will see a considerable amount of savings. Tomorrow, a City Council committee is poised to pass a resolution supporting the initiative, with a staff analysis recommending its approval. If passed, it will moved to the full Council and then to the Mayor.