San Mateo League for Coastside Protection
San Mateo County Democratic Party
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I currently serve as Chair of the Planning Commission and have been a commissioner since 98. I am a director of TV Azores and the League for Coastside Protection.
The November election for the Half Moon Bay City Council is critically important to the future of our community. There are many issues that face the voters, but I believe the most important concern facing our city is land use.
As we read in the HMB Review several weeks ago, some interests in the community have pledged a substantial war chest for this election to ensure a Council majority that will represent their interests. I need your help! I depend on my friends, neighbors and supporters to help win this election.
I need your vote on November 6 and am also asking for your financial support.
What we leave to our children is what's at stake. During my term as a Half Moon Bay Planning Commissioner (Chairman in 2000 & 2001) I've developed a deep regard for the protectiveness of the Local Coastal Program. Although we are continuing to rewrite and strengthen our LCP, we need not wait for the completion of the rewrite to protect our coastal resources and neighborhoods. People of good will and resolve can do that now. The tools are there. Commitment is what is needed.
Complicated and controversial mega-developments are the wrong way to achieve amenities such as schools, libraries, or youth clubs. New income from visitor serving taxes needs to be fairly allocated toward assisting these priorities. I also believe there is sufficient new income to establish a substantial legal defense fund for our City. We must be able to defend ourselves from developer lawsuit threats.
The most important thing I've learned from my Planning Commission experience is to listen to the people. When people take the time to testify about issues in their neighborhood, they bring a first hand knowledge that no bureaucrat or developer can match. There is wisdom in the people. We only need to listen...
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