The League of Women Voters of the Bay Area

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An Inter-League Organization established in 1959 to address regional issues,

serving nine Bay Area Counties connecting 20-local Leagues.

We envision a democracy where every person has the desire,

the right, the knowledge,

and the confidence to participate.

Our Mission

Empowering Voters

Defending Democracy

Our Values

We believe in the power of women to create a more perfect democracy

We value Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

 

 

 

Save the Date

Bay Area League Day 2019

Equity in the Bay Area is the 2019 League Day topic. 

A Region in Action ~ Equity in Practice?

Join us on February 9, 2019,

for a conversation

on Equity issues

that have shaped the Bay Area from

Red-lining practices to equity markers.

More information to come.

This Measure affects 9-Bay Area Leagues; Alameda; Berkeley, Albany, Emeryville; Diablo Valley; Eden; Fremont, Newark, Union City; Oakland; Palo Alto; Piedmont; and West Contra Costa Leagues.

LWV BAY AREA

Measure FF

Pros and Cons

After careful consideration the Bay Area League Board votes to support Alameda and Contra Costa County Measure FF Wildfire Protection, Safe Parks/Trails, Public Access, Natural Habitat

The Question: Without increasing tax rates, to protect against wildfires; enhance public safety; preserve water quality, shorelines, urban creeks; protect redwoods and parklands in a changing climate; and restore natural areas, shall East Bay Regional Park District be authorized to extend an existing parcel tax of $1 monthly ($12/year) per single-family parcel and 69 cents monthly ($8.28/year) for multi-family units, raising approximately $3.3 million annually, to expire in 20 years.

League Positions are developed after our members investigate the pros and cons of an issue, and after our members reach a consensus. LWVBA positions address Regional Government, Regional Planning, Environment, Natural Resources, Hazardous Materials Management, Social Policy, Surface Transportation, and Airport Transportation. 

 

Find links to LWVBA Regional, LWVC state positions, LWV-US positions and links to our 20-Bay Area local League positions