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Due August 9, 2019


In 2016, voters of the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area passed Measure AA, the San Francisco Bay Clean Water, Pollution Prevention and Habitat Restoration Measure. This measure is a parcel tax of $12 per year, raising approximately $25 million annually for twenty years to fund shoreline projects that will protect and restore the Bay.


SAN FRANCISCO - Today, the staff of the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority (the Authority) announced that it will recommend allocating $67.5 million Measure AA funding to five projects to improve the health and ecological functions of the Bay.  Two of the projects were awarded funding at today’s Governing Board meeting; the remaining three will be presented for funding later in 2019.



The San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority is requesting submittal of multi-benefit wetland restoration projects for consideration and possible inclusion on the Bay Restoration Regulatory Integration Team’s (BRRIT’s) priority project list for calendar year 2019.  



Karen Holman, Vice President of the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Board of Directors, has been active in the community for many years, including a long public record of environmental stewardship. She was a member of both Acterra and the City of Palo Alto Zero Waste Task Forces and has had roles in neighborhood associations and numerous non-profit organizations. In Palo Alto over the last 17 years she served as mayor, city councilmember, and planning commissioner.