Voter Guide & Election Results

In each election, Greenbelt Alliance offers recommendations for your vote on important conservation and smart growth decisions in our Bay Area Voter Guide.

November 2017 Ballot Measure Positions Endorsed

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November 8, 2016 Election Results

In 2016, voters decided the fate of many important ballot measures—some of which will change the Bay Area forever. From sustainable and equitable growth to protecting agricultural and natural land, your vote in local elections is critical to shaping where you live. Here are the Results. 

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June 7, 2016 Primaries Results

We won on all of our endorsed positions for the 2016 Primaries. See the detailed results here.

WIN! REGIONAL | Yes on Measure AA

Measure AA is a $12 annual parcel tax that will invest $500 million over the next 20 years for Bay restoration projects. This tax measure is the first of its kind in California. It pulls together voters from the entire nine-county region in support of restoring wetlands around the iconic San Francisco Bay. Over 30,000 acres of shoreline will be eligible for projects funded by Measure AA including projects to:

  • Filter out pollution for cleaner water.
  • Increase habitat for wildlife.
  • Keep low-lying communities safe from flooding, storm surges, and sea level rise.
  • Expand trails and shoreline access.

More from Greenbelt Alliance on Measure AA.

WIN! SANTA CLARA CO. | Yes on Measure A

Measure A in Santa Clara County is an initiative (not a tax measure) to renew the Park Charter Fund which provides $57 million annually to support maintenance and expansion of public parks. Renewed six times since 1972, the fund has had strong support among voters for decades. The measure will:

  • Protect, preserve, and expand the over 50,000 acres of open space in Santa Clara County.
  • Maintain water quality by protecting land around rivers, lakes, and streams.
  • Update and maintain park facilities, aging roads, and trailheads.
  • Improve access to trails and natural areas.

More from Greenbelt Alliance on Measure A.

WIN! RICHMOND, CA | No on Measure N

Measure N was a developer-drafted ballot measure that would overturn the City’s plans for compact infill development along the waterfront and instead approve an inefficient, unsustainable development project. The “Richmond Riviera” project would have dramatically slashed the number of new homes from 625 to 59.

Greenbelt Alliance, city staff, city councilmembers, and community groups raised significant concerns about Measure N including:

  • Increasing car use, traffic, and pollution
  • Negative impacts on the revitalization of the waterfront
  • Undermining the viability of the nearby ferry terminal, slated to open in 2018
  • Negative effects on city revenue

More from Greenbelt Alliance on Measure N.

photo: David Yu via Flickr