A Case Study and Reference (2MB, PDF)
Measure WW was approved by voters in Alameda and Contra Costa counties in November 2008. The measure extended Measure AA, approved in 1988, to help the Park District meet the increasing demand to preserve open space for recreation and wildlife habitat. It made funding available directly to cities and special park districts for high priority community park projects.
See Measure WW projects update for Measure WW grant project approvals and project amount summary.
Download: Final Vote Count by City
> This extension will not increase the tax rate above the present maximum rate of $10 per year per $100,000 of assessed valuation (i.e., a home assessed at $400,000 will pay $40 per year).
Use of Funds:
> $375 million (75%) of revenue will fund Regional Park acquisition and capital projects, with $26.2 million (7%) of that amount held in reserve for unanticipated future needs and opportunities.
> $125 million (25%) of proceeds will go to cities, special park and recreation districts, county service areas, and the Oakland Zoo for much-needed local park and recreation projects.
> The Park Advisory Committee provides citizen oversight to monitor all bond expenditures.
> Livermore is not included in Measure WW. Livermore voters did not vote on Measure WW because Measure WW is an extension of Measure AA approved by voters in 1988. At that time, Livermore was not part of the East Bay Regional Park District. The East Bay Regional Park District is working closely with the Livermore Area Recreational Park District to identify sources of capital funding for future acquisitions and development.
EXIT POLL - Voting Results
Local Grant Program Documents
Information on the per capita local grant program for city parks and recreation departments and special park districts in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties:
For more information about the successful 1988 Measure AA, visit our Measure AA page.