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Measure AA could help restore Pacheco Marsh

JMLT has joined hundreds of community leaders, business groups and environmental organizations in endorsing Measure AA, on the June 7, 2016 ballot. Benefiting all 9 counties in the Bay Area, the “San Francisco Bay Clean Water, Pollution Prevention, and Habitat Restoration Program,” known as the Clean and Healthy Bay Ballot Measure, would generate approximately $500 million over the next 20 years. Funding for shoreline projects would protect and restore San Francisco Bay by:

  • reducing trash, pollution and harmful toxins
  • improving water quality
  • restoring habitat for fish, birds and wildlife
  • protecting communities from floods
  • increasing shoreline access for public enjoyment.

The measure provides for a special parcel tax of $12 per year for 20 years in the 9 counties. This will generate an estimated $25 million per year for projects prioritized on their positive impact on the San Francisco Bay as a whole, with provisions to ensure that projects will be funded in each county, including Contra Costa.

JMLT purchased the 247-acre Pacheco Marsh in a 2001 partnership with the East Bay Regional Park District and the Contra Costa County Flood Control District. Passage of Measure AA could bring much-needed funding to help restore saltwater tidal flow to Pacheco Marsh’ sensitive marine habitat and provide public access to what could be a premier bird watching site!

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