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Park District Measure Passes

(Photo by Deane Little/Courtesy of East Bay Parks)


On November 4, voters in Alameda and Contra Costa counties passed Measure WW with 71 percent approval. The measure extended an existing regional park bond measure to the tune of $500 million, to be distributed over the next 20 years.

“I think that it’s a tribute to the people [for] recognizing the value of the park district and wanting to have more parks and more opportunities in the future,” said Jack Kenny, chief of parks for the East Bay Regional Park District.

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Re-Financing the East Bay’s Parks: Measure WW


On a grey, late Sunday afternoon, El Cerrito resident Sherman Lam returns from hiking with his family and his dog in the tall bluffs overlooking the city, part of the 90 acres of the El Cerrito Hillside Natural area.

“We come here quite often. It’s kind of like a Sunday outing for us,” Lam says, as he waits by his car at the bottom of the hill for his wife and daughter. “My wife also likes to come here during the week with her friends and walk.”

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