Sustainable Fairfax endorses Measure AA to improve the overall health of the bay and to help protect our communities from sea level rise, a very real and imminent threat to surrounding infrastructure.
Measure AA is a $12-per-year parcel tax on the June 7, 2016 ballot in all nine Bay Area counties that would generate $500 million over 20 years for critical tidal marsh restoration projects around San Francisco Bay. These restoration projects will improve the bay’s water quality, restore a healthy habitat for fish, birds and wildlife and protect against sea level rise. We believe it is most efficient to address these issues at the regional level, so that the governing board can make decisions to fund projects in each county that will have the greatest impact on the the San Francisco Bay as a whole.
Read the full text of the measure and impartial analysis here.
If passed by 2/3 of the total Bay Area voters casting ballots in the June election, Measure AA funds would be provided as grants to restoration projects throughout the Bay Area. See a map and list of potential projects Measure AA would fund here.
Measure AA has been placed on the ballot by the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority after six years of public hearings and research. The Authority’s governing board of elected officials from throughout the Bay Area would provide and administer project grants from Measure AA funds, with input from many community members on its Advisory Committee, and oversight from an Independent Citizens Oversight Committee. Learn more about the Restoration Authority here:www.SFBayRestore.org