Measure DD (2002), the Oakland Trust for Clean Water and Safe Parks

Summary

In 2002, Oakland voters passed Measure DD, authorizing $198,250,000 in bonds to create the Oakland Trust for Clean Water and Safe Parks, whose purpose is to “improve water quality, provide educational and recreational facilities for children, clean up Lake Merritt, restore Oakland’s creeks, waterfront and Estuary, preserve and acquire open space, renovate parks, provide safe public spaces, and provide matching funds to quality for state and federal funding for these projects.”

Read the text of the voter-approved Measure DD Bond.

See more about the project categories and implementations further down the page.

Community Engagement: The Measure DD Community Coalition

The Measure DD Community Coalition provides oversight, input, feedback, and recommendations to project staff on organizing, prioritizing, and spending for DD projects. The Coalition assists with applications for supplemental funding.

The Measure DD Community Coalition was authorized by Oakland City Council in 2003 as "an inclusive coalition of Oaklanders and organizations interested in the implementation of Measure DD."

Related Information

Recent News from Measure DD Projects

A black fence being constructed along a path to protect a small wetland area.
Mar 05, 2022

Marsh Fence Replaced

A new fence was put in to protect the Marsh between the 12th St and 10th St bridge.

A green white and yellow pedestrian crossing.
Dec 01, 2021

7th St Pedestrian Crossing

A new pedestrian crossing was put in near the Lake Merritt Channel Flood Control station.

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Overall information about Measure DD, the Oakland Trust for Clean Water and Safe Parks, passed in 2002 to improve water quality, provide educational and recreational facilities for children, clean up Lake Merritt, restore Oakland’s creeks, waterfront and Estuary, preserve and acquire open space, renovate parks, provide safe public spaces, and provide matching funds to quality for state and federal funding for these projects.