Update: At the December 10, 2013 meeting the Board of Supervisors decided to hold off on making a decision on the General PlanA city or county’s long-term plan for growth and land use, setting policy for how development should proceed. General Plans usually consist of several elements, including a Housing Element, Land Use Element, Circulation […]
The owner of Martin’s Beach, who has been hiding under Martin’s Beach I and II, LLCs, was recently discovered to be billionaire Vinod Khosla. Khosla is the Founder of Khosla Ventures and co-founder of Sun Microsystems. While he isn’t hiding anymore, he is still causing a headache for those of us working to restore access […]
Thanks to all of you who called, sent emails, and spoke at the San Jose City Council meeting Tuesday night on the issue of the Water Pollution Control Plant. The City Councilmembers received hundreds of emails on this subject alone! Unfortunately, we cannot call this a victory. The City Council agreed to adopt one of […]
Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 19, the San Jose City Council will consider the Master Plan for the Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP). Please contact the City Councilmembers and tell them to vote for the protection of wildlife and wetlands on the WPCP site. What’s Happening The WPCP site is located right at the edge of the […]
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space DistrictA special districtA local government agency generally organized to perform a single function, such as managing water, sewer, fire, recreation or parks services. on the peninsula formed to create a regional greenbelt of open space lands, linking District preserves with other public parklands. MROSD was created through the efforts of Committee for Green Foothills members and other conservationists through a voter initiative on the ballot in 1972. At that time, the District's boundaries were within northwestern Santa Clara County, but in 1976, voters approved annexation into southern San Mateo County. In 1992, the District annexed a small portion of Santa Cruz County. In 1998, Coastside voters approved an advisory measure requesting that the District expand their boundaries to include the San Mateo County Coastside. The District encompasses 16 cities and has territory within three counties, although it does not have any county in its entirety. Since its formation in 1972, the District has preserved over 45,000 acres of foothill and baylands open space and manages 24 open space preserves. The District covers an area of 330 square miles and serves a population of approximately 650,000.
http://www.openspace.org/ needs your help! Please attend one of the District’s Public Workshops and help decide the future of our local open space lands.
In celebration of the beautiful coast of San Mateo County and the successful campaign to build a tunnel instead of a freeway bypass at Devil’s Slide, over 40 people turned out to join Committee for Green Foothills on our hike through Rancho Corral de Tierra on Sunday July 14. CGF thanks everyone who worked so […]
For the past two decades, the County of Santa Clara has had policies in place restricting development in rural areas. With the specter of suburban sprawl always in sight, the County has determined to keep the rural areas rural, believing that scenic views, woodland and creek habitat for plants and wildlife, plenty of farmland to […]
On May 4, we joined with GreenTown Los Altos to present our Permanente Creek Watershed Tour. We had a beautiful day for being out at the creek, and our wonderful speakers presented a wealth of information about the watershed, the health of the creek, efforts to improve the water quality and the habitat for fish, […]
Coastal visitors on a recent October day may have been startled to see a giant excavator on Pescadero State Beach digging a ditch in the sand from the Pescadero lagoon to the ocean. What was going on here? Formed by the confluence of Pescadero and Butano Creeks, Pescadero lagoon and marsh comprise the largest, most complex, […]
March 5, 2013 San Mateo County Parks Commission 555 County Center, 5th Floor Redwood City, CA 94063 Re: Draft San Mateo County Strategic Plan 2013 Dear Chair Cooney and Commissioners, On behalf of Committee for Green Foothills, I request that you adopt the following recommendations to the Board of Supervisors: The County should return the […]