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Measure WW Booklet
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Measure WW

Measure WW

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.

Quick Facts:

Approval:
• The $500 million bond extension was approved by 72% of the voters in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.
Download: Final Vote Count by City Adobe Acrobat PDF

Cost:
• 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.

Accountability:
• The Park Advisory Committee provides citizen oversight to monitor all bond expenditures.

Exception:
• 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.

PROJECT LIST - Measure WW - Regional Open Space, Wildlife, Shoreline and Parks Bond Extension Project List Adobe Acrobat PDF

PROJECT MAP - Measure WW - Regional Open Space, Wildlife, Shoreline and Parks Bond Extension Projects Map Adobe Acrobat PDF

EXIT POLLVoting Results Adobe Acrobat PDF

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:

Procedural Guide for the Local Grant Program Adobe Acrobat PDF
Forms, Measure WW Local Grant Program
 (Microsoft Excel)
Grant Guideline Clarifications for Applicant Agencies
- March 2010 Adobe Acrobat PDF

Measure AA

For more information about the successful 1988 Measure AA, visit our Measure AA page.