Make your voice heard! Join us in voting YES to renew Measure A this summer.

Measure A is a local measure for Marin County on the June 7, 2022 ballot. The Measure renews a one-quarter of one-percent sales tax voters first passed in 2012 that raises funds to support Marin County Parks, conserve open space, increase fire preparedness, protect native flora and fauna, and invest in local food. You can find more detailed information by visiting the official Measure A campaign website.

The health and wellness of Marin County’s landscapes is no happy accident and is only a reality today thanks to the generations of local citizens who stood up for these open spaces and working lands. This is our chance to show up, vote and help protect what makes our region so unique.

For a quarter-cent on the dollar, Marin residents can invest in thriving parks and open space, high quality local food, a reduced risk of catastrophic wildfire and a thriving agricultural economy.

VOTE YES on June 7, 2022 to help protect the landscapes that make our region so extraordinary.

Read our letter of support.

Aerial of West Marin landscape - MALT

Measure A’s Impact

Since its passage in 2012, Measure A has allowed Marin County to invest $13.3 million in grants for farmland preservation. With the support of the county’s Farmland Preservation Program, MALT has been able to protect 11 farms and ranches totaling 6,691 acres.

Through the extraordinary efficiency of MALT’s public-private funding model, tax-deductible contributions are matched 1:1 with Measure A funds, doubling the impact of MALT’s privately-raised revenue. To date, we have invested Measure A funding to protect:

Key Measure A Information for 2022

  • Measure A funds the protection, expansion, and preservation of open space, parks, and agricultural land – investing in a healthy Marin County for everyone.

  • Funds are generated from a one-quarter of one-percent sales tax. Proceeds fund our Marin Parks, fire mitigation efforts, as well as county-wide conservation and protection projects.

  • Measure A was first approved by Marin voters in 2012, and has provided critical resources to invest in our parks, expand environmental protection, and grow local agriculture. The successful measure is up for renewal this year.

  • Thanks to the widespread support of Marin voters and community members, a renewal of Measure A will be on the ballot this summer. Community support was integral to securing important funding that protects all Marin Open Space.

  • Measure A will be on your vote-by-mail or Election Day ballot on June 7, 2022, as part of statewide primary elections! Look for your vote-by-mail ballot starting May 9, 2022.

Four Things You Can Do Right Now to Support Measure A

1. Register and Vote
Make your voice heard. Join us in voting YES to renew Measure A this summer!

Register. Be sure to register to vote at https://registertovote.ca.gov.
Vote Early. Sign up to receive a vote-by-mail ballot and vote from the comfort of home.
Mark Your Calendar. Election Day is June 7, 2022.

2. Stay Connected
We believe in the power of community partnerships, and the benefits they bring for everyone in Marin. Whether we’re investing in community agriculture to lower the cost of high quality organic produce, or investing in habitat restoration for native plants and animals, we know that when Marin works together, Marin wins together.

The first step to strengthening partnerships is staying in touch! If you haven’t already, please sign up to receive the latest updates from MALT regarding Measure A, and other important ways you can support local agriculture.

Get the latest information by signing up for our monthly newsletter.

3. Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food
The best way to know your food is to know your farmer. Marin County benefits from an incredible community-supported network of local farmers and ranchers who work the land to produce affordable, high quality, produce, dairy, and meat available to everyone.

You can learn more about the working landscapes that grow our food, and explore the beauty of Marin, by checking out MALT’s calendar of events. From ranch tours to wildflower hikes, there are events for everyone.

Head to malt.org/events to explore upcoming events or, sign up for MALT’s newsletter to have the latest invitations sent right to your inbox.

4. Learn More
Measure A was first passed by Marin voters in 2012, and has played an instrumental role in expanding and investing in Open Space across every corner of Marin County.

Learn more about Measure A’s impact and importance to our community from the many voices that help steward it: Read this overview of Measure A from Marin County Parks, and our blog on “What to Know About MALT and Measure A“, or this recent letter to the Board of County Supervisors from Marin Resource Conservation District and don’t forget this comprehensive list of Measure A enhancements from Marin County Parks. Enjoy!