Los Pueblecitos supporters are circulating petitions
Supporters are circulating a petition to begin the process of incorporation for new town of Los Pueblecitos[PDF]. According to the petition, the town would have 3,600 registered voters and 1,000 signatures are required to move the process to the next step. The organizers’ goal is to put the measure on the ballot in March, 2005.
Los Pueblecitos would be vast: stretching from Santa Cruz county in the south to Pacifica in the north, Skyline boulevard in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west, carefully carving out the more-densely populated unincorpated areas of El Granada, Moss Beach, and Montara.
The petition also requests that all land owned by the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District be given to the new town.
Voters in Pescadero and La Honda would have more control of the area surrounding Moss Beach, Montara, and El Granada than the people who live there. For comparison, here are the populations for some unincorporated coastside towns. I have linked the town names to census information for the town or the ZIP codes.
- El Granada: 5724
- Montara: 2,950
- Pescadero: 2,042
- Moss Beach: 1,953
- La Honda: 1,610
- San Gregorio: 287
- Loma Mar: 128
This process is governed by Cortese-Knox Local Government Reorganization Act [PDF], which you can download from Coastsider. Warning: this document is 238 pages that only a lawyer can love.
Click on "Read more" to see the press release and letter to petition circulators.
Los Pueblecitos press release to signature gatherers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Here is the approved by LAFCO petition for the appplication to incorporate the Rural Lands into the Town of Los Pueblecitos. We only need 1000 signatures to get the incorporation process going. After we get the 1000 signatures, a "Comprehensive Fiscal Analysis" will be required by LAFCO to determine if there is enough revenues to cover the cost of public roads and services in the proposed incorporated area. Our initial fiscal feasibility study shows that San Mateo County currently has a substantial "surplus" of revenues over expenses in the Rural Lands area ( this was confirmed by LAFCo last year) . All the Comprehensive Fical Analysis figures will come from Tom Huenig, the SMC Controller and auditor. IF the Comprehensive Fiscal Analysis shows there is in fact a surplus, then the incorporation will be feasible and placed on the ballot ( in March 2005) and if approved by the voters in the proposed incorporation area, we’ll become a incorporated town known as Los Pueblecitos aka The Hamlets on July 4th, 2005.
I am asking for volunteers that supported the "Annexation Protest" campaign to assist the rural SOUTH COAST communities in this application proce s s for incorporation. Please have anyone who wants to help in this endeavor contact me at 726-3307 or