The Mt. Shasta Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Measure P information meeting in the Shasta Room at the Tree House on Wednesday, Oct. 17, beginning at noon.

Measure P, on the November 2018 ballot, asks voters who live within the boundaries of the Mt. Shasta Recreation & Parks District – which is essentially the 96067 zip code – the following question:

“Shall the Mt. Shasta Recreation & Parks District levy an annual special parcel tax of $75 for developed parcels and $40 for undeveloped parcels to restore historic District park buildings; enhance park security and lighting; improve critical infrastructure such as sewer, roads, parking, and trails; repair existing soccer, softball, ice rink, tennis court sites, construct new facilities, collecting an estimated $300,000 annually, providing for senior discounts, and ending after 25 years?”

Measure P requires a two-thirds majority vote to pass.

A local grassroots volunteer organization known as the Yes on Measure P Committee Friends of the Parks Mt. Shasta formed to support the measure and has posted information at the website: www.friendsoftheparksmtshasta.org.

They list the following goals to be accomplished with Measure P funds:

• Replace the 100 year-old septic system with a new sewer line that connects City Park to the Mt. Shasta City sewer system.

• Create a secondary access road to City Park for emergency vehicles.

• Renovate the 100 year-old City Park buildings for safety, improvements and expanded use.

• Install comprehensive security systems and safety lighting at all facilities.

• Repair and expand roads, trails and parking lots.

• Install ball field lights at the Youth Sports Park.

• Rebuild the tennis courts at Shastice Park.

• Enhance and improve facilities like softball, soccer, ice rink, skateboard park and bike trails.

• Construct new facilities such as BMX/mountain bike trails, disk golf course and pickle ball court.

• They also see Measure P funds as being helpful for the District to qualify for other grants.