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Public Meetings to Focus on Measure CC Accomplishments, Future Park Needs

On Thursday, October 26, 2017 the East Bay Regional Park District will hold the first of three public meetings to discuss Measure CC accomplishments and gather community input regarding future goals and priorities in the Measure CC area. Goals and priorities include public safety, wildfire prevention, park infrastructure & maintenance, environmental stewardship, and habitat protection,

In 2004, voters in the cities of Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond, Alameda, San Pablo, El Cerrito, Albany, Emeryville, and Piedmont approved Measure CC to provide funding for park infrastructure, maintenance, and services. Measure CC was passed with 72% support and is set to expire soon. Measure CC cost $1/month ($12/year) per parcel.

 Measure CC improvements include enhanced public access, habitat restoration, wildfire prevention and park safety, and security services. Specifically, Measure CC provides funding for wildfire prevention and protection in the East Bay Hills. Thanks to Measure CC over 500 acres of urban forests and brush along the ridgelines from Richmond to Castro Valley have been thinned or removed – helping prevent catastrophic fires and maintain safe and healthy forests.

The October 26th meeting is an opportunity for the community to hear about the park facilities and services that have been improved by Measure CC and provide their input regarding future needs.

 “The Park District is very interested in hearing from the community about what services and priorities are important to them,” said East Bay Regional Park District Public Information Supervisor Dave Mason. “Measure CC is providing funding for essential park services and improvements in the Measure CC area.”

Two additional public meetings are scheduled for early November. For more information, visit www.ebparks.org/MeasureCC.

What:      Measure CC Public MeetingMeasure CC Logo Stamp Red

When:      7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

                  Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017

Where:    Point Richmond Community Center

                  139 Washington Avenue, Richmond

The East Bay Regional Park District is a system of beautiful public parks and trails in Alameda and Contra Costa counties east of San Francisco Bay, established in 1934. The system comprises 121,000 acres in 73 parks including over1,250 miles of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding and nature learning.

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Contact:
Dave Mason, Public Information Supervisor
(510) 544-2217
dmason@ebparks.org