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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

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SF Bay Area Voters Go Green in a Big Way!


VOTERS SUPPORT GREEN TRANSPORTATION, LAND CONSERVATION

11/5/2008
http://greenbelt.org

Great news! On November 4, Bay Area residents overwhelmingly voted to invest in green
transportation and to protect farmland and natural areas. Greenbelt Alliance, with your support, worked hard to pass these six key measures.

California, once the heartland for the automobile, is bringing back its trains. Voters said yes to building a high-speed train, the first in the nation, and to bringing passenger train service from Cloverdale to Larkspur to relieve unrelenting congestion in the North Bay.

Another important victory is the protection of almost 1 million acres in Solano and Napa counties. And Measure WW passed, which will renew funding to create and improve East Bay parks, and preserve open space at the former Concord Naval Weapons Station.

Here are the big wins for the Bay Area's open spaces and vibrant places:

GREEN TRANSPORTATION WINS!
**Proposition 1A (52.3%) authorizes a high-speed train to be built from San Francisco and
Sacramento to San Diego.
**Measure Q (69.5%) brings the SMART train and bike trail to Sonoma and Marin.
**Measure VV (71.5%) provides funding for AC Transit to help preserve affordable public
transportation.

OPEN SPACE VICTORIES!
**Solano's Measure T (69.6%) guides growth into existing cities and protects 440,000
acres of agricultural and natural areas.
**Measure P (63.7%) protects 540,000 acres of Napa County farmland and watersheds.
**Measure WW (71.5%) creates parks, builds trails, and restores ecological areas in the East Bay.

Thanks for helping to make these victories possible; they will lead the Bay Area to a
more sustainable, self-sufficient future.

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