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Wednesday: Open space board to vote on $300 million bond measure

The board of the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District is expected to vote Wednesday to place a $300 million bond measure on the June ballot.

The district says the money would be spent on projects to expand public access; protect redwood forests; manage land that feeds lakes, streams and waterways; preserve agriculture along the San Mateo County Coast; and restore native vegetation.

The increase in the property tax rate would not exceed $3.18 per $100,000 of assessed valuation, the district says. Passage would require approval by two-thirds of the voters in the district, which includes large parts of San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, and a portion of unincorporated Santa Cruz County.

The regular board meeting starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at the administrative office at 330 Distel Circle in Los Altos.

Among the cities in the district are Atherton, Portola Valley, Woodside and Menlo Park.

Click here for more information from the district's website.

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Posted by Hill Mom
a resident of another community
on Feb 26, 2014 at 1:39 pm

If this passes no bond money should not be used for further acquisitions. The district currently owns more land than it can properly manage without adding further purchases.


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