Author: Lennie Roberts

Great News – County Planning Commission denies development on landslide prone, very high fire risk area!
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Great News – County Planning Commission denies development on landslide prone, very high fire risk area!

Yesterday, the San Mateo County Planning Commission voted unanimously to direct the staff to return with findings for denial of the “Zmay” subdivision. Thank you to the more than 100 people who responded to our call to email the Commission opposing this subdivision. It would have put future homes and residents at risk of extraordinary...

Hertha Harrington, Passionate Friend of Nature
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Hertha Harrington, Passionate Friend of Nature

Hertha Harrington’s unswerving dedication to Green Foothills’ work for the natural world was contagious. A Green Foothills board member for 13 years, Hertha initiated our annual Nature’s Inspiration celebration in 2003 which honors individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to protecting nature. Her own abiding passion to preserve nature, especially the Douglas fir/redwood forests surrounding...

Say No to Development on Landslide-Prone, High Fire Risk Area
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Say No to Development on Landslide-Prone, High Fire Risk Area

  Speak up to stop development on a hazardous site! Please email the San Mateo County Planning Commission by Tuesday, July 27, opposing the “Zmay” subdivision. What’s Happening On July 28, the San Mateo County Planning Commission will be considering whether to approve a subdivision on steep, landslide-prone slopes that would also expose future residents...

A Victory: Coastal Commission Certifies HMB Land Use Plan
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A Victory: Coastal Commission Certifies HMB Land Use Plan

On April 15, the California Coastal Commission voted unanimously to certify the Half Moon Bay Land Use Plan Update as submitted by the City of Half Moon Bay, without any weakening amendments. Thanks to your response to our call to action a virtual tidal wave of 926 emails opposing the proposed 212-unit luxury hotel/conference center...

People Who Give Us Hope: Erin Tormey
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People Who Give Us Hope: Erin Tormey

Erin Tormey, Founder of Coastside Farmers Market This spring marks the 20th season of the Coastside Farmers Market in Half Moon Bay and its 14th season in Pacifica. Erin Tormey’s vision of a place where coastside farmers, ranchers, and fishermen sell their locally produced food and flowers directly to residents of the area has become...

Half Moon Bay to Acquire Open Space Along Coastal Bluff
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Half Moon Bay to Acquire Open Space Along Coastal Bluff

Green Foothills applauds the Half Moon Bay City Council which voted unanimously to purchase six vacant lots in the oceanfront area just south of Kelly Avenue known as “West of Railroad” Planned Development (PD) area. We spoke up at the Council hearing in support of the Resolution of Necessity that would allow for the purchase...

People Who Give Us Hope: Jered Lawson and Nancy Vail of Pie Ranch
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People Who Give Us Hope: Jered Lawson and Nancy Vail of Pie Ranch

Visionary, inclusive, equitable, and regenerative are just a few adjectives woven into the community that Jered Lawson and Nancy Vail have built at Pie Ranch over the past eighteen years. Now, in addition to COVID-19, they face tremendous new challenges due to destruction of some critical parts of the farm’s infrastructure, including the historic Steele Ranch...

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