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Green for Green: How Fresno’s Failed Parks Tax Came to Be



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Measure P, the 2018 failed attempt to raise taxes in Fresno in an effort to improve parks, was among the most heated and expensive political campaigns in Fresno’s history. The story behind the coalition that created and supported Measure P, which could charitably be described as an odd combination, hasn’t been told until now.
The old adage that “politics makes strange bedfellows” was never more apparent than by the coalition of north Fresno power brokers and south Fresno activists fighting to improve Fresno’s parks.
The reality, however, is more complicated.

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