The San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority is a regional government agency charged with raising and allocating resources for the restoration, enhancement, protection, and enjoyment of wetlands and wildlife habitat in the San Francisco Bay and along its shoreline. The Authority was created by the California legislature in 2008 with the enactment of AB 2954 (Lieber). On January 13, 2016, the Authority's Board unanimously voted to place a funding measure on the June 7, 2016 ballot in the nine-county Bay Area to generate funds to protect and restore San Francisco Bay. Read the Press Release here.
San Francisco Bay is one of our nation's greatest natural treasures and the defining feature of where we call home. But it will not remain so without the necessary funding to protect and restore it for generations to come.
Restoring San Francisco Bay is not just essential from an environmental or quality of life perspective. It is equally important to expand bicycle and walking trails on public land, and to continue to strengthen our local economy with thousands of new, good-paying jobs.
That is why environmental and business groups agree that funding Bay restoration is of vital importance to our region's future.
Local funding is crucial to protect the Bay's natural shorelines, safeguard homes and businesses from flooding, and create thousands of jobs in our community.
~ Jim Wunderman, President & CEO Bay Area Council
With a population expected to grow by two million people over the next 25 years—an equivalent of two new cities the size of San Jose—there are dramatic challenges facing San Francisco Bay and its shoreline.
Taking action now will ensure that we have the resources to prevent urban runoff from polluting the Bay, preserve critical habitat for fish and wildlife, enhance public access to open spaces, and protect homes and infrastructure from flooding.