Parks throughout Los Angeles County have relied on local, voter-approved funding for over 20 years, but those green spaces are currently in a financial rut. Experts have pointed out the benefit of increased park space for community health — especially for younger residents in these areas. Long Beach locals firmly back funding for maintenance of safe, accessible parks. “It’s not that I don’t feel safe, it’s just not as safe as I would like it to be. I would like if the park could be cleaned up more often and improve the ground at the skate park.” Read more in a story from Voicewaves.