Our local parks, trails, and beaches are where some of the most important moments of our lives happen. Whether it’s celebrating a first birthday at the local playground, running on a trail through the redwoods, or remembering a loved one as you watch the sun set on the ocean, the outdoor places we can get to fastest often mean the most.
This is why Save the Redwoods League is supporting two important local funding measures on the November 2018 ballot for local and regional parks.
Sonoma County Measure M
Sonoma County Measure M (external link) would generate $11.5 million annually for parks by creating a 1/8-percent, countywide sales tax. If passed by the required two-thirds vote, the funding would support Sonoma County and municipal parks’ long-term maintenance needs, help protect natural resources, assist in recovery from wildfires, reduce fire risks, provide health and recreation programs, and open new parks and trails. Save the Redwoods League is standing strong for Sonoma County’s redwoods. If you’re a resident of Sonoma County, vote yes on Measure M!
East Bay Measure FF
East Bay Measure FF (external link) would extend an existing parcel tax, thus preserving a dedicated funding source that has protected and enhanced the East Bay Regional Park District for years. Without raising taxes, Measure FF would ensure that critically needed resources remain in place to protect homes and natural resources from fire, increase public access and improve visitor amenities, and protect and restore habitat, including sensitive redwoods. The East Bay Regional Park District contains some of the most accessible coast redwoods in the state. If you’re a resident of Alameda or Contra Costa Counties, vote yes on Measure FF!