Ballot Measure Eyed for Wetlands Restoration

Jan 12, 2016

An ambitious series of wetland restorations projects throughout San Francisco Bay could be funded by a proposed parcel tax on the June Primary ballot.
Credit Save the Bay

  The price for restoring thousands of acres of wetlands around San Francisco Bay runs into many millions of dollars. But the costs of not doing that work could be even greater. 

Placing the proposed parcel tax on the ballot in June, not November, is a decision based on careful political consideration, explains Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer of the California Coastal Conservancy.

With a secure source for major funding, the trend toward larger wetland restoration projects could be continued and expanded, suggests Letitia Grenier, from the San Francisco Estuary Institute.