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Measure AA Seeks Parcel Tax to Protect Bay Area from Rising Seas

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Marsh and development along the San Francisco Bay, near Palo Alto. (Molly Samuel/KQED)

On June 7, voters in the nine Bay Area counties will decide whether or not to pass a $12-a-year parcel tax aimed at combating the effects of rising sea levels in the region. Opponents of the tax don’t like that it charges individual homeowners the same amount as large corporations with coastal campuses. The measure requires 2/3 of all votes cast in order to pass. In this segment, we’ll dig into the details of the measure and hear from its supporters and critics.

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Jon Coupal, president, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

David Lewis, executive director, Save the Bay

Lauren Sommer, science and environment reporter, KQED Public Radio


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