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Napa Open Space Measure K Fails to Meet Two-Thirds Threshold

Update: On March 3, Napa County residents voted on Measure K, a quarter-cent sales tax would have generated $9 million a year to forever protect water, parks and open space in Napa County. Unfortunately, only 59.13% of voters said yes to Measure K, which required a two-thirds majority to pass (66.67%). This means Measure K has technically lost.

Why Greenbelt Alliance wanted Measure K to pass:

  • Measure K would have protected over 20,000 acres of watersheds, natural habitats, rolling hills, and forests throughout Napa County.
  • Measure K would have helped prevent wildfires by managing forests and open spaces to keep potential fire fuels at safer levels.
  • Measure K guaranteed that 100% of its revenue would have stayed in Napa County to protect water, parks, and open space.

Greenbelt Alliance helped convince Napa County supervisors to place this important open space measure on the March 3, 2020 ballot. Click here to read about this. We also partnered with the Measure K campaign team to encourage Napa County residents vote yes, but unfortunately, we did not get the two-thirds majority required for the measure to pass.

Napa Lands At Risk

Napa County enjoys some of the most beautiful natural open space in the Bay Area. Vast natural areas, extensive trails, streams, and wildlife help make Napa County a wonderful place for those who work, live, and play here. Yet, today, 10,071 acres of natural areas and agricultural land in Napa County are at risk of development.

Check out our report, At Risk: The Bay Area Greenbelt to learn more about Bay Area lands at risk of being lost to development.

For more information on the Measure K campaign, visit

Contact Regional Director, Teri Shore for questions about our work in the North Bay.

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