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:
The East Bay Regional Park District is pleased to announce the development of the guidelines for the proposed Measure WW Urban Creeks Grant Program. $1.6 million will be available for this round to work with cities and community organizations to restore urban creeks in the East Bay. Please join us for a public workshop to discuss and get feedback on the draft guidelines, download below. All comments on the draft guidelines are due by January 31, 2017.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact Assistant Finance Officer Jeff Rasmussen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Workshop #1:
January 11, 2017, 9:00am to 11:00am
Trudeau Training Center
11500 Skyline Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619
Public Workshop #2:
January 24, 2017, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Big Break Visitor Center
69 Big Break Rd, Oakley, CA 94561
Download: Guidelines WW Urban Creeks Program
For more information about the successful 1988 Measure AA, visit our Measure AA page.