Presenter: Tim Hogsett

Commission Agenda Item No. 3
Action
Outdoor Recreation Grant Funding
April 2004

I. Executive Summary: A Special Appropriation grant in the amount of $750,000 is to be made to the City of Houston for development of Acres Homes Baseball Complex in West Little York Park. This expenditure is required by a rider to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Appropriation Act.

II. Discussion: The Texas Recreation and Parks Account Program (TRPA) was authorized in 1993 to assist local political subdivisions of the state in providing basic public recreation facilities. TRPA revenue is generated from a portion of the state sales tax on sporting goods.

Funds available include $750,000 from Fiscal Year 2004.

III. Recommendation: Staff recommends the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopt the following motion:

“Funding for Houston Acres Homes Baseball Complex in West Little York Park in the amount of $750,000 is approved.”

Attachment – 1
1. Exhibit A – Fiscal Note


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