A sales-tax measure on the March ballot could be a do-or-die vote for Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit, the charming but struggling commuter rail that links North Bay residents to jobs in San Francisco. As the clock ticks down to March 3, big players have begun to weigh in. This week a string of anti-SMART ads popped up on local television and radio, decrying the year sales-tax extension — called Measure I — as a blank check with no accountability. Sponsored by a committee called NotSoSmart. The committee has not yet made its financial disclosures public. Flater is chief operating officer of Gallaher Homes, a family-owned real estate firm with developments throughout Sonoma County, including luxury apartments, town houses and a shopping center.
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One of the bright orange signs posted around Point Reyes National Seashore in during the trailside killings. Visitors were warned not to hike alone, especially women. For 21 months before that day in May , the hiking trails of Marin County and Santa Cruz County had been terrorized by an unknown killer.