Author: Lennie Roberts

Supervisors Vote to Phase Out Hazardous Propane Facility
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Supervisors Vote to Phase Out Hazardous Propane Facility

Green Foothills applauds the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors for its unanimous vote to direct the Planning Department to develop a plan to phase out a hazardous 15,000-gallon propane tank distribution facility. Located adjacent to the 227-unit affordable Pillar Ridge Manufactured Home community and the Half Moon Bay Airport, the facility has been a...

E-Bikes on Open Space District Trails
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E-Bikes on Open Space District Trails

Should Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (Midpen) allow electric bicycles (e-bikes) on District trails? This question was extensively debated by the Midpen Board on June 29 during a five-hour meeting where members of the public weighed in with persuasive comments both pro and con. District staff had done extensive research on the potential impacts of...

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Say No to Development That Puts People, Property at Risk

  Speak up to stop development on a hazardous site that will put people and property at risk! Please email the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors by 5:00 p.m., Monday July 11, opposing the “Zmay” subdivision. Here’s What’s Happening In July 2021, the San Mateo County Planning Commission unanimously denied the Zmay subdivision. The...

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Zmay Subdivision Would Place Residents in Harm’s Way

Green Foothills strongly supports the San Mateo County Planning Commission’s unanimous decision to deny the proposed “Zmay” subdivision based on multiple health and safety concerns. That’s why on Tuesday, June 28, we will be asking the Board of Supervisors to uphold the Planning Commission’s denial of the Zmay subdivision on Open Space zoned lands in...

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Victory for Wildlife at Pillar Point Bluff

On April 5, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to deny the Coastal Development Permit for the proposed Off-Leash Dog Pilot Program at Pillar Point Bluff, while approving the Pilot Program at Quarry Park, as we had recommended. This is a significant victory for wildlife and sensitive habitats at Pillar Point Bluff...

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Green Foothills Remembers: Jean Rusmore, 1920-2022

The Green Foothills community was saddened to learn of the passing of former Green Foothills Advocate and trail guide author Jean Rusmore, at age 101. Jean was born in Anaheim, CA to Mary and Oscar Heying. She met her husband Ted in 1938, at the International House at UC Berkeley where both lived as undergraduates....

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Green Foothills Remembers: Pat Barrentine, 1929-2022

The Green Foothills community was saddened to learn of the passing of Pat Barrentine, our first full-time employee and one of our early Board members. Pat was born near Spokane, WA and grew up in Olympia, WA, where she met and married her high school sweetheart, Gene Barrentine. They moved to Redwood City for Gene’s...

Pillar Point Bluff Coastal Prairie Bloom
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Critical Decision for Pillar Point Bluff’s Wildlife at Planning Commission on Wednesday; Midcoast Community Council Calls for Protection and Safe Access for All

Thank you to the more than 100 people who submitted emails or spoke up at the January 26 Midcoast Community Council meeting on behalf of wildlife at Pillar Point Bluff. We are heartened by the Council’s 5-2 vote to recommend to the County Planning Commission that on-leash dogs only be allowed at this sensitive location....

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