measure for clean and healthy bay surges toward june ballot
As reported on the front page of Thursday’s (Jan. 14) San Francisco Chronicle, the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority voted unanimously to place the Clean and Healthy Bay regional parcel measure on the June 7 ballot. The measure would raise $500 million over 20 years through a flat $12 parcel tax across the nine-county Bay Area to fund critical environmental restoration and flood protection improvements along the San Francisco Bay shoreline.
The measure is the culmination of years’ worth of work by the Bay Area Council, Save the Bay, and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, and has been endorsed by the mayors of San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose. Last April, a report from the Bay Area Council Economic Institute report that estimated a major storm event could cause over $10 billion in economic damage to the region’s economy. To engage on the Council’s Water Committee, please contact Policy Director Adrian Covert.