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A Playground Near Every Child: How One Man (The Mayor) Made a Difference



This document provides the details of how St. Petersburg's Play 'n' Close to Home initiative first came to be and how it was implemented. Before this policy was enacted, only 49% of residents under the age of 18 lived within half a mile of a playground. Mayor Baker stood fully committed to ensuring that the Play 'n' Close to Home initiative was enacted and properly implemented. To ensure proper implementation Mayor Baker assigned high-level staff to gather support from key partners in the community. These individuals gathered data and provided information on the the costs and benefits of playgrounds. Although, Mayor Baker did not face any opposition, he did face a challenge in that the city was 95% developed, and that land was only available at a premium. This is when the idea of joint ...

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A Resolution Authorizing the Toussie Terrace Community Playground



This document is an example of a joint use agreement used to develop a community playground as part of the Play 'N' Close To Home ...

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A Summary of the Livable Communities Act



A summary of the Livable Communities Act (S.B. 1621), currently in review by the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee. ...

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A Tell Your Friends Email Template



The ActOut Campaign encourages its supporters to get the word out to friends and family, by sending out this email which describes the need for at least 30 minutes of physical education a day. ...

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Slideshow Presentation on San Antonio’s Plans for Complete Streets



This illustrative slideshow presentation created by the Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association explains how Complete Streets policies have taken effect, and will continue to be implemented in San Antonio, Texas. The importance of tracking the success of Complete Street policies, a timeline, list of leaders involved, pictures of complete streets, and plans for soon-to-be complete streets are also ...

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A Bill to Keep State Parks in California Open



This bill (AB 1478) prohibits the California Parks and Recreation department from closing or proposing the closure of a state park during the 2012–13 and 2013–14 fiscal years. Read the full legislation here. ...

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AB 1915



The text to Assembly Bill 1915, approved by the California State Senate in order to encourage the development of safe walking routes to school, for children. ...

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AB 441



The text to AB 441 which would create improvements in transportation planning in order to promote health equity. ...

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About FitnessGram



This is the official website of FitnessGram the tool employed by Texas schools and schools across the country to assess, report, and educate its users about the need for everyday activity. ...

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