Author: Lennie Roberts

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...

Reflections on the CZU Fires: How Do We Plan for the Future?
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Reflections on the CZU Fires: How Do We Plan for the Future?

In the midst of this catastrophic wildfire season, we need to reassess our approach to fire risk reduction. We cannot rely only on removal of fuel through prescribed burns or forest thinning; instead, we must also restrict new building in fire-prone areas and ensure that existing homes are made fire-resilient. It’s up to us to...

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