Measure AA Seeks Parcel Tax for Wetlands Projects

May 25, 2016

Over the decades, dredging and infill has eliminated large portions of the Bay Area's historic wetlands.

  One thing that all nine Bay Area Counties have in common is a portion of the shoreline around the Bay. So they are also sharing in the electoral decision to be made on Measure AA in California’s June Primary.

There are seven members on the Governing Board of the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority, but none are from the North Bay, which heightens the accountability concerns of Dan Drummond, Executive Director of the Sonoma County Taxpayers Association.

The body's 33-member Advisory Committee does include two north Bay representatives.

In addition to wildlife and environmental concerns, Measure AA's funds would be applied to preparedness for the effects of sea level rise.

Brigid McCormack, a national vice president of the Audubon Society and head of Audubon California, says that all Bay Area residents would benefit from the work that would funded if Measure AA passes, whether or not they live close to the Bay itself.

Find a further analysis of the Measure, as well as its full text here.