Album: Who said what at the Board of Supervisors’ LCP hearing

Posted by on Fri, December 9, 2005

Darin Boville
Peter Grenell, general manager of the Harbor District, said that they want to "preserve the open space" on the Burnham Strip, but that they want to build a house on 10% of it. He said it is the District's "fiduciary responsibility". [Click on the picture to see the gallery.]

We’ve just put up a album of candid portraits of the nearly 70 coastsiders and carpetbaggers who spoke at the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors hearing on the proposed revisions to the Local Coastal Program.

This is an experiment in citizenship and journalism. It’s also a work in progress that you can help with.  Montara photographer Darin Boville took the pictures, which are amazing. I have added names and a brief note about what each person said.  I got the spelling right in most cases, but there are some where I misspelled or simply missed the name.  If you have corrections to the names, or my account of what people said, please email Barry Parr using the link in the left-hand navigation bar.

You’ll notice that many speakers wear yellow tags. These say "The Coastside belongs to everyone".

IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO BE HEARD: The next hearing on the LCP revisions will be Tuesday at 10:30am in Redwood City. If you haven’t spoken yet, it’s critical that you speak at this meeting. Supporters of increasing the Midcoast’s growth rate were badly outnumbered at this meeting and they’re sure to show up in force on Tuesday.

Comment 1
Mon, December 12, 2005 7:54pm
Kevin Stokes
All my comments

Wonderful shots Darin, and thanks for posting them Barry. It’s so important to turn up for these meetings and make your voice heard, I wish the Board of Supervisors would schedule them at a time when working folk could attend. Thanks to everyone who turned out. Let’s hope the Supervisors unplug their ears and listen to the people and the Coastal Commissions recommendations on the LCP revisions.