About the Nine-County Coalition
There are times we must make extra efforts to be heard. The continued proliferation of a phenomenon called “Regionalism” is one such time. Therefore, a group of ordinary citizens from all political and professional bents and backgrounds formed Nine-County Coalition. The group’s objective is a simple one: present facts about the downsides and dangers of unfettered regionalism.
To further the Nine-County Coalition objective, we have established this website. The website’s initial goal was to help stop Measure AA: San Francisco Bay Clean Water, Pollution Prevention and Habitat Restoration Measure, an unprecedented proposal on the June 2016 ballot of all nine counties of the San Francisco Bay Area. Why Measure AA? What could possibly be wrong with clean water, pollution prevention and habitat restoration? Plenty wrong, when bundled as a regional proposal such as Measure AA!
Our efforts on Measure AA are now accomplished. The measure passed although barely, with 69% of "yes" votes to satisfy the 67% required. Therefore, as planned, we will turn our attention to future regional proposals, and continue to provide non-partisan, fact-based, solutions-oriented information.
We The People of the Nine-County Coalition are an informal diverse assemblage of ordinary citizens who share a mission to oppose the relentless trend towards the governance by bureaucrats that obliterates the government envisioned by our Founding Fathers. We shall reach out, speak out, cajole, complain, expose malfeasance, and ask "what branch of constitutional government is a region?" We believe regional challenges can be met without abdication of our constitutional right to vote in or out the officials who make decisions for us.
San Francisco Bay Area Counties: Alameda,Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma and the City and County of San Francisco
Howdy! If you don’t like top-down dictates from Sacramento which override local controls by your city, town, or county governments, we share your sentiments.