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File #: 21-137    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Memo Status: Passed
File created: 2/5/2021 Departments: PARKS
On agenda: 2/23/2021 Final action: 2/23/2021
Title: Approve the Tunitas Creek Beach Improvement Project's Preferred Concept Design and direct the San Mateo County Parks Department to proceed with the preparation of detailed project Plans, Specifications, and Estimates and California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA") review.
Attachments: 1. 20210223_att_TunitasCreekBeachPreferredPlan.pdf, 2. Item No. 6 - Tunitas Creek Beach Improvement Project.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Nicholas J. Calderon, Parks Director
Subject: The Tunitas Creek Beach Improvement Project's Preferred Concept Design

RECOMMENDATION:
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Approve the Tunitas Creek Beach Improvement Project's Preferred Concept Design and direct the San Mateo County Parks Department to proceed with the preparation of detailed project Plans, Specifications, and Estimates and California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA") review.

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BACKGROUND:
The Tunitas Creek Beach Property (the "Property"), located in unincorporated San Mateo county approximately eight miles south of the City of Half Moon Bay, totals approximately 58 acres in size and incudes almost one mile of sandy beach, steep coastal bluffs, and the mouth of Tunitas Creek. The Property has sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean to the west and is framed by sandstone cliffs to the north. Numerous special status and protected plant and animal species, including the Western Snowy Plover, can be found on the Property.

In May 2019, this Board authorized the execution of a grant agreement with the California State Coastal Conservancy ("SCC") for funds to plan, permit, and design visitor amenities on the Property. This effort has been branded the Tunitas Creek Beach Improvement Project (the "Project").

To gather initial feedback and guidance on the Project, the Parks Department ("Department") and Peninsula Open Space Trust ("POST") formed the Community Advisory Committee ("CAC"). The CAC was comprised of representatives from local non-profits, community-based organizations, and advocacy groups. Its structure allowed members to provide a voice for their respective community and relay Project updates to their respective constituents. The CAC also identified four core values for the Project: Environmental Protection; Education and Awareness; Equity and Inclusion; and Outdoor Experiences.

In October 2019, t...

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