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 Ballot Measure Positions Endorsed


Local

SAN JOSE | No to Measure B

Measure B would rewrite local rules to facilitate sprawl development across the city. It poses a major threat to thousands of acres of open space across San Jose. It also includes development plans for the Evergreen area, paving over greenbelt lands while bypassing affordable housing requirements and local fees. Measure B sets a dangerous precedent for the entire Bay Area.  Read More

SAN JOSE | Yes to Measure C

To counteract Measure B, Mayor Sam Liccardo and the San Jose City Council have put forward an alternative initiative, Measure C, which would overrule Measure B if both were to pass. Measure C would make it harder to rezone lands at the city’s edge for development, preventing the negative effects of Measure B and creating new protections for open space lands. Read More

 

Regional & State

BAY AREA | Yes to RM 3

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. Vote YES on RM 3 for better options for transit, walking, and biking—a win-win for our communities and the environment. Read More

CALIFORNIA | Yes to Prop. 68

Proposition 68, the California Clean Water and Safe Parks Act, is an opportunity for Californians to stand up for our natural resources. This $4.1 billion bond measure funds parks, access to clean water, and improved resilience to climate change for all California residents. Read More

 

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November 2017 Election Results


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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. 

Ballot measures are organized by region. 

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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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