Election 2016 Win: Albany Says YES to Measure N1

UPDATE: We’re excited that Measure N1 passed in the November 2016 election! This measure removes outdated parking requirements to make the city more affordable, reduce air pollution, and support walking, biking, and transit. High parking requirements for new development are bad for our environment, our economy, and our quality of life. By dedicating space for cars rather than people, they increase the cost of new homes, exacerbating the Bay Area’s housing affordability… Read More

Election 2016 Win: Oakland Says YES to Measure KK

UPDATE: We’re excited that Measure KK passed in the November 2016 election! This measure would raise $600 million for street repair, affordable homes, and other essential community needs in the City of Oakland. Measure KK is a $600 million bond to invest in Oakland’s infrastructure and housing affordability. The measure dedicates $350 million to street rehabilitation to help solve the city’s major road repair deficit. Because of Oakland’s new “complete streets” policies… Read More

Election 2016 Win: Alameda and Contra Costa Counties Say YES to Measure C1

UPDATE: We’re excited that Measure C1 passed in the November 2016 election! This measure preserves essential local transit service by extending an existing parcel tax for twenty years, generating $30 million annually. AC Transit is the East Bay’s largest public transportation provider, serving more people than any other agency for trips within the East Bay. AC Transit provides safe, reliable, and sustainable transportation service with over 180,000 rides per day and over… Read More

Election 2016 Loss: Cupertino Says NO to Measure D

UPDATE: Unfortunately Measure D did not pass in the Nov. 2016 election. Measure D is a smart proposal to create a walkable, transit-friendly town center with homes, shops, and jobs—capped by one of the world’s largest green roofs—at the site of the failing Vallco Mall. The Vallco Shopping Mall in the center of Cupertino first opened in 1976. Over time, the mall fell out of favor as other shopping areas came onto… Read More

Election 2016 Win: Bay Area Says YES to Measure RR

UPDATE: We’re excited that Measure RR passed in the November 2016 election! Measure RR raises $3.5 billion to help keep BART safe and reliable, reduce crowding, keep cars off the road, and protect the environment. Voters in San Francisco, Alameda, and Contra Costa counties will be asked to approve the measure. Measure RR authorizes a $3.5 billion bond to provide much-needed improvements to the ailing Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system. The… Read More

Election 2016 Win: Berkeley Says NO to Measure DD

UPDATE: We are happy to report that Measure DD did not pass in the November 2016 election. This measure was placed on the ballot to confuse voters and undermine support for Measure U1, a smart proposal for new affordable homes in the City of Berkeley. To help address the Bay Area’s housing affordability crisis, the Berkeley City Council placed Measure U1 on the November 2016 ballot. Measure U1 generates much-needed funding to… Read More

Election 2016 Loss: Morgan Hill Says YES to Measure S

UPDATE: Unfortunately Measure S did pass in the November 2016 election. This measure, put on the ballot by the Morgan Hill City Council, amends the city’s main voter-approved open space protection policy, making it easier for the city to sprawl outward. Measure S in Morgan Hill would amend and renew the city’s current Residential Development Control System (RDCS). The current voter-approved RDCS serves as the city’s primary open space protection measure. It… Read More

Election 2016 Win: Milpitas Says YES to Measure I

UPDATE: We’re excited that Measure I passed in the November 2016 election! This measure renews the city’s Urban Growth Boundary for 20 years. First adopted by voters in 1998, the city’s growth boundary protects important open space in Milpitas from sprawl development. The City of Milpitas includes significant open space lands, primarily in the foothills of the Mount Hamilton Range. In 1998, voters enacted Measure Z, establishing one of the few voter-approved… Read More

Election 2016 Win: San Mateo County Says YES to Measure K

UPDATE: We’re excited that Measure K passed in the November 2016 election! Measure K generates much needed funding for affordable homes, parks, and other essential services by extending San Mateo County’s existing ½ cent sales tax for another 20 years. Measure K was placed on the ballot by a unanimous vote of the San Mateo County Supervisors after requests from housing, safety, education and community advocates, to continue improving the quality of… Read More

Election 2016 Win: Berkeley Says YES to Measure U1

UPDATE: We’re excited that Measure U1 passed in the November 2016 election! This measure would generate funds for new affordable homes in the City of Berkeley through an increase in the business license tax for owners of larger multi-unit residential buildings. It’s no secret that the Bay Area is suffering from a housing affordability crisis. Pick up any newspaper these days and you’re likely to see a headline about the financial and… Read More