Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Measure "A" funding request for Pedro Point Headlands Coastal Trail

Pacifica Tribune/Jane Northrop, Staff Writer, 2/17/15, "Pacifica in line for Measure A funding." 

Image result for Pacifica, CA Pedro Point headlands picture
California Coastal Trail, Oregon to Mexico
through Pacifica, CA
Image result for Pacifica, CA Pedro Point headlands picture
Measure A may help fund
purchase of Colt property
...."We are applying for funding toward the purchase of the Colt property. At the Board of Supervisors study session, staff recommended further consideration of our request. We are very excited to be selected to continue in the process among so many worthwhile proposals and are now waiting to hear what the next steps of the process will be. The Pacifica Land Trust has also submitted a request that is getting further consideration." (Quoted in the article from City Manager Lorie Tinfow).

....  "The Measure A half-cent general sales tax passed by voters in November 2012 generates approximately $80 million annually for a total of $160 million in the fiscal year 2015-2017 budget cycle. Of that, about $90 million will be spent on Measure A needs approved in the previous cycle and $40 million will be used for facilities and IT infrastructure projects. The remaining $30 million is earmarked for new initiatives. During this funding cycle, the county encouraged community-based organizations, partners and cities to apply alongside county departments and programs. The result was more than 300 letters of intent totaling $290 million in requests including about $177 million for new initiatives."    Read article.

Related -  San Jose Mercury News/Aaron Kinney, 5/7/13, "Pacifica: Trail from beach to Devils Slide stalled by private landowner."  "PACIFICA -- Once it's complete, the Pedro Point Headlands coastal trail will allow hikers and bicyclists to climb all the way from the surf and sand of Pacifica State Beach up to the stunning vistas along Devils Slide. ....The proposed trail would provide greater access to the headlands, a rugged 246-acre promontory owned by the city of Pacifica and the state of California. And it would fill in a key gap in the California Coastal Trail, a 1,200-mile network from Oregon to the Mexican border that is about halfway complete."  

Note photograph from Pedro Point Headlands organization/Pacifica Land Trust funded by a California Coastal Conservancy grant. Graphic by Bay Area News Group is from the above related San Jose Mercury News article, 5/7/13. 

Posted by Kathy Meeh


Anonymous said...

That trail will make us rich. Our troubles are over. Humbled and proud by the sheer genius and abundant common sense behind these decisions. Where do we find these people?

Anonymous said...

As hikers pass thru town we can charge them to drop trou and take a dump at our new Caltrans crap-and-ride.