Measure CC is a parcel tax in western Contra Costa and Alameda counties that funds critical infrastructure improvements at some of the East Bay Regional Park District’s oldest and most well-used parks. The parcel tax is levied on residential parcels within the cities of Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland, and Piedmont in Alameda County, as well as residential parcels within the cities of Richmond, San Pablo, and El Cerrito in Contra Costa County. Additionally, portions of the City of Pinole, as well as some unincorporated areas of both counties are subject to the special tax. The special tax is $12 per parcel for Single-Family Residential parcels, and $8.28 per dwelling unit for Multi-Family Residential parcels.
Passed in 2004, Measure CC raises about $3 million annually for native habitat restoration, fire hazard reduction, and facility upgrades at 22 parks and shorelines in Richmond, Oakland, Berkeley, Castro Valley, Alameda and Albany. The measure expires in 2020.
So far, Measure CC has funded:
- Eucalyptus thinning and fuel management across 13,000 acres and 20 miles of ridgeline
- Trail repairs at 14 parks and shorelines
- 34 new toilets
- More than 200 new picnic tables
- Renovated ballfields
- Improved lighting, electrical service, and sewer systems
- Dozens of miles of new trails
- Bay Trail extensions in four cities, including the long-awaited segment past Golden Gate Fields in Albany
- Ramps, lifts, and other amenities for visitors with disabilities at six of our most popular parks
- More than 100 acres of restored grasslands
- Silt and invasive plants removed from lagoons, ponds, and wetlands
- Shoreline debris replaced with native plants
- Enhanced habitat for more than a dozen threatened or endangered species
At Tilden Regional Park, Measure CC funds have paid for critical improvements to protect the historic Merry-Go-Round. Thanks to a new automatic fire sprinkler and a weather-tight enclosure, the beloved carousel should be in top-notch condition for years to come.
Measure CC also pays for ongoing services, such as extended operations at Crab Cove Visitor Center in Alameda, allowing thousands of local children and their families an opportunity to learn about the wonders of San Francisco Bay and its shoreline.
Thanks to Measure CC, we’ve made great progress in keeping our parks safe, accessible, and welcoming for thousands of park visitors. Check back here for updates!
- Weather-proofing at the historic Tilden carousel will keep the treasured landmark in top condition for generations to come.
- Fire crews conduct controlled burns to reduce non-native species, such as eucalyptus.
- Measure CC will fund wetlands restoration at Pt. Pinole Regional Shoreline in Richmond.
A low-income senior discount is available for each fiscal year. Applications are due by June 30 of each calendar year (for the next fiscal year). To qualify for a low-income senior discount, you must meet all of the following requirements:
- Applicant must be 62 years of age or older; and
- The property tax bill must be in applicant’s name or spouse’s name; and
- Applicant must be sole user of the facilities, except for your spouse and/or legal dependent; and
- Applicant’s maximum household gross income cannot exceed:
Specific details included in below application:
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