On June 5, 2018, the East Bay Regional Park District Board of Directors voted unanimously to place Measure FF on the November 2018 ballot. Measure FF will continue existing, voter-approved funding for Regional Parks in western Alameda and Contra Costa counties – without increasing taxes. Learn more.
Measure CC was passed by Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond, Alameda, San Pablo, El Cerrito, Albany, Emeryville and Piedmont 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 soon. 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. 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.