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More parks were promised for California. What happened?




Workers at the site of the new Civic Center Park near 2nd and Broadway in downtown Los Angeles.
Workers at the site of the new Civic Center Park near 2nd and Broadway in downtown Los Angeles.
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Californians promised a decade ago to spend $400 million into building parks and green spaces in some of the state's poorest areas.

But that promise has not been kept, with many neighborhoods still waiting for a nearby park to break ground.

It's in part because of a bureaucracy that has dramatically slowed down the approval and funding process.

Lawmakers are now looking to ask voters for an additional $1 billion for the program, too.

Associated Press reporter Alison Noon joined Take Two to explain.