Measure FF was passed in November 2018 by voters in Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond, Alameda, San Pablo, El Cerrito, Albany, Emeryville, Piedmont, El Sobrante, and Kensington with 85.6% support. Measure FF provides funding for regional park services in western Alameda and Contra Costa counties, including wildfire protection, public safety, public access, trails, visitor use facilities, and the restoration of natural habitat, urban creeks, and shorelines. Measure FF is a 20-year measure that will expire in in 2040. It is an extension of Measure CC passed in 2004. . Measure FF extends an existing $12/year ($1/month) parcel tax. Learn more.
Per state law, a Notice of Special Tax Lien is required to be recorded on properties subject to Measure FF. The Measure FF Special Tax Lien is recorded on property documents as Community Facilities District (CFD) No. A/C-3. The Notice of Special Tax Lien is NOT a traditional financial lien and DOES NOT mean that any amount of property tax is delinquent or has not been paid.
Measure CC was passed by western Alameda and Contra Costa voters in 2004 with 67.6% support to provide local funding for park infrastructure, maintenance, safety, and services. Measure CC is a $12/year parcel tax that is set to expire in 2020. Measure CC funds support police protection at the shoreline and urban regional parks, as well as fire protection in the East Bay hills. It also supports maintenance of regional trails and protects sensitive habitat for endangered species. Measure FF, passed by voters in 2018, is an extension of Measure CC. Learn more.
Measure WW was a $500 million bond extension that was approved by 72% of the voters in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties in November 2008. The measure was designed 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. It was an extension of the Measure AA bond that was passed in 1988. Learn more.
In 1988, with increased urbanization in the East Bay and skyrocketing land prices, EBRPD struggled to keep pace with the growing population. With their commitment to open space and regional parks, over two-thirds of the voters in Alameda and Contra Costa counties voted for Measure AA - a $225 million bond measure. Passage of Measure AA provided funding the acquisition and preservation of 34,000 acres of some of the most beautiful and pristine East Bay land. The result is the present network of parks, open space lands, and trails, recognized as one of the best examples of integrated parklands in any urban region in the United States. Learn more.