The East Bay Regional Parks District was formed during the Great Depression, so it's no secret that despite the similarly fragile state of the economy, its members are hoping people will recognize as they did in the 1930s the importance of preserving land for future generations.
On the Nov. 4 ballot will be Measure WW, a $500-million bond measure that seeks to extend Measure AA, which was passed in 1988 and runs out this year. Measure AA raised a total of $225 million for the parks district to connect trails, purchase open space, restore creeks and build recreation areas and parks. But the money from AA has been spent or is already allocated for future projects.
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