Commend Challenge of Governor's Line Item Veto

Resolution Number SD09.08

Commend Challenge of Governor’s Line Item Veto

WHEREAS, Governor Schwarzenegger's use of a "line item veto" on state parks and other budget items appears to violate the California Constitution (Cal Const. Art. IV, Section 10 (e) and California court decisions; and

WHEREAS, these cuts will close approximately 100 state parks (including Los Encinos State Historical Park, Point Dume State Beach, Pio Pico State Historical Park, Rio de Los Angeles State Park, and Santa Susana Pass State Historical Park in Los Angeles County) exposing these parks to an extended period of abandonment, rain, rodent infestation, termites, vandalism, and water damage; and

WHEREAS, Senator Darrell Steinberg and Assemblymember John Perez have taken legal action to invalidate the Governor's July 29, 2009 cuts;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party commends both Senate President pro tem Darrell Steinberg and Assemblymember John Perez for taking this action to stand up for California.

Author: Craig Athon, AD 49; Passed by Los Angeles County Democratic Party
California Democratic Party Regions 12, 13 and 14; 47th AD Democratic Club; and
Terrence Montgomery, CDP Reg. 14 Director

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Adopted by the Executive Board
Of the California Democratic Party
At its Executive Board Meeting
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Hotel, San Diego
November 15, 2009

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