Sunday, May 12, 2013

Half Moon Bay sales tax used to improve their beach

Beach facility improvement will benefit tourists, city revenue, and the community.

Poplar Beach, Half Moon Bay
Half Moon Bay Review/Mark Noack, 5/10/13.  "Half Moon Bay pretties up Poplar Beach, $400,000 in sales tax money aimed at sprucing up area."

"The only visitor-serving beach exclusively controlled by the city of Half Moon Bay, Poplar Beach is due for renovations in upcoming years. 

The city is planning to spend $400,000 from the Measure J sales tax revenues to pay for new bathrooms, more parking and other features in hopes of luring more beachgoers to town.

During the summertime, the beach at the end of Poplar Avenue is overrun with tourists. As a result, many visitors park their cars along the nearby residential streets. That has generated some complaints from nearby residents, and city officials see an opportunity to double the size of the parking lot. The city already owns land immediately east of the parking lot, where Public Works officials envision about 70 new paid parking spaces.Read article. 

Reference - Half Moon Bay election 11/6/12,  Measure J, 1/2 cent transaction and use sales tax, 3 years.  Note:  photograph from Weddings by the Sea. 

Posted by Kathy Meeh

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