Community feedback has indicated a strong desire for increased access to a network of quality parks distributed equitably throughout Hollister. The Draft General Plan Vision identifies safe bicycle and pedestrian trail connections across parks and throughout Hollister to encourage physical activity and alternative modes of travel. At the General Plan Update visioning workshops, participants identified the need for youth recreation opportunities and public spaces, including community centers, a pool, and vibrant parks.

 The 2005 General Plan includes policies to ensure equitable distribution, improvement, operation, maintenance, and rehabilitation of parks and recreational facilities. In addition, the General Plan requires new development and future growth to help fund new park and recreational facilities and programs to maintain acceptable levels of service.

The 1975 Quimby Act (California Government Code Section 66477) authorizes cities and counties to adopt ordinances requiring developers to set aside land, donate conservation easements, or pay fees for park improvements. Cities with a high ratio of park space to inhabitants can set a standard of up to 5 acres of park space per 1,000 persons for new development; cities with a lower ratio can require the provision of up to 3 acres per 1,000 persons. The 2005 General Plan includes a standard of 4 acres of park space per 1,000 residents within the greater Hollister area, but the 2018 Hollister Park Facility Master Plan suggested raising the goal to 5 acres of park space per 1,000 residents.

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* 1. Which of the following park policies and actions, if any, should be included in the General Plan? (Choose as many as desired.)

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