IS PRESERVING SAN FRANCISCO BAY A WORTHY CAUSE?
OF COURSE IT IS.
IS MEASURE AA THE VEHICLE FOR DOING IT? ABSOLUTELY NOT.
Measure AA comes to voters this June courtesy of the San Francisco Bay Area Restoration Authority, an Oakland-based agency made up of members appointed by the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) which is a non-elected entity.
Restoration Authority directors are responsible for spending the $500 Million to be generated by this tax. This agency is two steps removed from voters. That is a recipe for cronyism and corruption. Sonoma County does not have a representative on the Restoration Authority’s governing board.
Why is Measure AA a disaster? The Restoration Authority is dominated by the larger, more populous, East and South Bay counties. Money collected is directed away from rural North Bay counties to the population centers of Santa Clara and San Mateo counties.
As an example, Measure AA authorizes the Restoration Authority to use money extracted from Sonoma County for the restoration of long-idled Leslie Salt and Cargill evaporation salt ponds in Redwood City. AA monies will also be used to shore up the campuses of Facebook,
Google and other wealthy tech giants built on low-lying bay fill.
Measure AA’s heavy-handed approach applies to every parcel without regard to the size, value or use of the parcel. Owners of small-value properties are forced to pay the same tax as Google with its sprawling Mountain View campus. Do we really want higher property taxes that will drive up further the already soaring cost of housing and rents?
Preserving San Francisco Bay is a noble cause, but in this case it is nothing more than lip service. The real purpose behind Measure AA is to lull gullible voters into paying the cost of protecting corporate real estate investments in the East and South Bay.
Don’t be fooled by misleading claims and false promises.
VOTE NO ON MEASURE AA
We will be handing out literature door-to-door and making targeted phone calls for Greg & Charlie
Saturday, April 30th in Rohnert Park. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring water
We will be meeting at the GOP office at 1421 Guerneville Road in Santa Rosa at 9:30 a.m. We are in Suite 110.
Please refer to the map on the web site if you need directions to the office.
For more information about Charlie Schaupp and Greg Coppes, please visit here
As we prepare for the upcoming elections, the Sonoma County Republican Party plans to open our office every day for a set period of time. We will be open from 11:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. In order to do this we will need volunteers to be in the office so that people can come into register, get information or ask questions.
State and local candidates are also in need of volunteers to walk precincts and make phone calls. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 542-7066 if you want more information and are interested in volunteering.
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April 29th - May 1st, 2016
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Thank you Supreme Court Justice Anthony Scalia for your defense of the U.S. Constitution
To all citizens of Sonoma County
The death of Justice Antonio Scalia has triggered another battle in Washington. History is either being rewritten or ignored.
When Democrats control the Senate the guidelines for voting on a Supreme Court Justice are different depending on who is President.
When George W. Bush was President, Democrats controlled the Senate from 2001 to 2003. During those years President Bush nominated 32 judges. None made it to the Judiciary Committe for a hearing. When Samuel Alito was nominated to the Supreme Court in 2005, Democrats filibustered his nomination.
With one year and six months left in President Bush's last term, Senator Chuck Schumer said that unless something extraordinary happened, the Senate should not approve any Bush nominee.
During the last part of President George H. W. Bush's term, Joe Biden, who was chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, stated that President Bush should not nominate anyone until after the 1992 election.
We are in agreement with Senator McConnell and Senator Grassley's statement that there will be no hearing for any Supreme Court nominee that President Obama names.
We want Senate Republicans to stand firm and not capitulate to Democrat maneuvers and media propaganda.
If you are in agreement with this position, please sign this petition.