What Is Measure WW?
Measure WW is a proposed $500 million tax on the residents of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Its proceeds would benefit the East Bay Regional Park District, typically abbreviated to "EBRPD". Measure WW is on the November ballot...that's this Tuesday, November 4!
Its supporters call it a "bond measure", but it is a tax and requires a 2/3 supermajority to pass.
Why Do You Oppose It?
We are hikers, mountain bikers, and environmentalists, we love our parks, and it pains us to come to this point. We oppose Measure WW because the EBRPD has forced us to, by destroying the public lands we've given them to preserve!
Over 85% of the "trails" in EBRPD parkland are dirt roads for trucks -- not trails for people. That's over 1,000 miles of dirt roads. We don't have a park system, we have a highway system! Click here to learn more about the EBRPD's terrible stewardship of our parks and open space.
Americans take more trail bicycling trips every year than hiking trips. With gas well over $3/gallon, shouldn't we be encouraging quiet, non-polluting, human-powered recreation? Yet people on bicycles are banned from 85% of the public trails on EBRPD-controlled land! Click here to learn more.
The EBRPD spent $143 million last year. The entire California State Park system spent only $344 million in 2006. Click here to learn more.
Already read those pages, and want to learn more? Want to skip directly to the pictures? Click here to read in-depth pictorials, editorials, and articles from our weblog, including the infamous "EBRPD Hall of Shame".
Have we convinced you? Great! Click here to learn how you can help.
Thanks for listening!