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.

June 2018 Primaries Results


Local

WIN! SAN JOSE | No to Measure B

Though not every vote has been counted, the results are clear, San Jose has rejected sprawl by saying NO to Measure B. Measure B posed a major threat to thousands of acres of open space across San Jose. It also included development plans for the Evergreen area, paving over greenbelt lands while bypassing affordable housing requirements and local fees. Read More

WIN! SAN JOSE | Yes to Measure C

To counteract Measure B, Mayor Sam Liccardo, nine San Jose City Council members, and community organizations leaders put forward Measure C, which voters passed on June 5. Measure C stops developers from taking shortcuts. It also creates new protections for open space lands and encourages the creation of affordable homes in the right places. Read More

 

Regional & State

WIN! BAY AREA | Yes to RM 3

We’re excited that RM3 passed in the June 2018 election! Regional Measure 3 provides critical investments in the Bay Area’s transportation future through an increase in tolls on the region’s seven state-owned bridges. By passing RM 3, the region will have better options for transit, walking, and biking—a win-win for our communities and the environment. Read More

WIN! CALIFORNIA | Yes to Prop. 68

Californians stood up for natural resources by passing Prop. 68, the California Clean Water and Safe Parks Act. This $4.1 billion bond measure funds parks, access to clean water, and improved resilience to climate change for all residents. Passing Prop. 68 sends a powerful message to the nation about how much we value our parks and natural resources. Read More

 

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November 2017 Election Results


North Bay

 

November 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.

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