MCC to get GGNRA update, Wednesday

By on Mon, December 6, 2010

Officials from the Golden Gate National Recreation Area will be at the Midcoast Community Council meeting Wednesday at 7:30pm, to discuss the GGNRA with focus on San Mateo County, details of the plans for initial opening of Rancho Corral de Tierra, and considerations for plans for the first year or two of operation

The GGNRA gave a presentation to the Midcoast Parks and Recreation Committee (MPRC) in November on a “soft opening” for two portals for Rancho Corral De Tierra after the first of the year: Coral Reef and Le Conte (near Farallone View Elementary). At that meeting two community members provided letters of concern one addressed the Coral Reef portal with an emphasis on fire danger and mountain bike access on trails. While San Mateo County Liaison George Durgerian is still working on the fire safety information, he has replied on the mountain bike question:

We plan on welcoming mountain bikes.  The trail system and trail regulations will evolve over the coming years, but we agree with the community that—apart from some dramatic and erosive bike trails we’ve seen on McNee Ranch—bikes are an appropriate use of the property.”

The MCC will continue their discussion of Big Wave—which has been approved by the county Planning Commission and is likely to be appealed to the Board of Supervisors—and the Local Coastal Plan Update, which is still before the Board of Supervisors.

The meeting will take place at Seton Medical Center Coastside, Marine Boulevard & Etheldore, Moss Beach. Take Highway 1 to Marine Boulevard and follow hospital signs uphill, MCC attendees must park in upper parking lot per hospital policy.