PROPOSED OPEN SPACE BALLOT MEASURE

ALAMEDA BELTLINE RAILROAD YARD OPEN SPACE INITIATIVE
The People of Alameda do Hereby Ordain as Follows:

SECTION 1. PURPOSE

A. To provide land particularly suited for open space in a city that is under served by areas that can be used for park and recreation purposes and to preserve a habitat for unique plant and animal life that live on the land so designated.

B. To carry out the provisions of Sections 3, 5 and 6 of the City General plan, as those sections pertain to the planning for, and designation of, open space in the city: and more particularly, Section 3.2.f and Section 6.1.h, as amended, which provide for a greenway situated in the area of the Alameda Beltline Railroad Yard rights of way, and to amend Table 6-2 of the General Plan to designate that this greenway shall cover approximately 22 contiguous acres.

C. To pursue park and open space grant opportunities and cooperative agreements with local, regional and state agencies for expansion of the City’s park and open space system as suggested at Section 6.1.c of the Alameda General Plan.

D. To implement Section 4 of the City General Plan, in particular Sections 4.4 and 4.5., which encourage pedestrian and bike ways.

SECTION 1. continued . . .

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