On June 5, 2018, the East Bay Regional Park District Board of Directors voted unanimously to place an extension measure on the November 2018 ballot to continue local, voter-approved funding in western Alameda and Contra Costa counties – with no increase in taxes.
“Measure CC has provided vital, local funding for regional park services in western Alameda and Contra Costa counties,” said East Bay Regional Park District Board President Dennis Waespi. “The Park District appreciates the community’s ongoing trust and investment in Regional Parks over the years.”
Over the past year, the Park District has received extensive input from the community about regional park and open space needs in the Measure CC area, including wildfire prevention, public access, safe parks and trails, and enhancement and maintenance of natural habitat. Measure CC was passed in 2004 and is set to expire soon.
“Regional parks in western Alameda and Contra Costa counties are better today than they were in 2004 thanks to Measure CC,” said East Bay Regional Park District General Manager Robert Doyle. “Measure CC funding has helped thin and remove hazardous vegetation, improve public access and facilities, and enhance natural habitat.”
If approved by voters, the No-Tax-Increase Extension Measure would continue existing Measure CC funding for Regional Parks in the cities of Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond, Alameda, San Pablo, El Cerrito, Albany, Emeryville, and Piedmont. Measure CC is an existing $12/year ($1/month) parcel tax.
Dave Mason, Public Information Supervisor