Overview

Measure A is a quarter-cent sales tax, approved by voters in 2012. The funds from this tax, which is currently set to remain in effect until 2021, are dedicated to protecting parks, open space and farmland in Marin County.

Our Position

Measure A protects the parks, open spaces and farmland that make Marin an extraordinary place to live, work and play. Measure A funding has been transformative for MALT; it is expected to be on the June 2022 ballot, and we encourage voters to support this measure and to campaign on its behalf.

Why It Matters

Since passed in 2012, Measure A has allowed Marin County to award $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 6,692 acres, providing habitat for common and special-status plants and animals.

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.

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