SFBRA is comprised of 9 Bay area counties.
By location they are:
North Bay (Marin, Sonoma, Napa, and Solano),
East Bay (Contra Costa and Alameda),
South Bay (Santa Clara), and
West Bay (San Mateo and San Francisco)
The Authority has placed a regional $12 parcel tax, (Measure AA) on the June ballot in the nine Bay Area counties, which would generate about $25 million per year in revenue.
I am opposed to Measure AA
I have proposed 2 alternative funding mechanisms:
Why not raise the necessary funds by selling naming rights? Don Edwards might not mind if it got the job done.
See: Web Link
Another possibility, consistent with my â€œno new taxesâ€ approach, would be to tap into the 1% General Property tax by providing a .004 (thatâ€™s 0.4%) countywide increment in the TRA? In my county(San Mateo) that would produce more than $6,000,000/year (and GROWING)! See: Web Link
Surely the other agencies sharing that 1% tax wouldnâ€™t mind. My Sequoia Healthcare District would have to give up $40,000/year but thatâ€™s no problem. They no longer own a hospital, but are still collecting $10,000,000/year in property taxes. We could take it out of CEO Lee Michelsonâ€™s $200,000 salary.