Planning Commission approves Big Wave

Breaking news

Posted by on Tue, November 23, 2010

The San Mateo County Planning Commission fully approved the Big Wave development at a meeting in Redwood City in a three to two vote. The vote took place at about 11:30 Tuesday morning in Redwood City

After considering the revised traffic report, the commission approved not only the development’s Environmental Impact Report, but a Coastal Development Permit, twenty-year Development Agreement, other agreements needed to move the project forward. The project is appealable to the Coastal Commission and the county Board of Supervisors.

We’ll post details on Coastsider later.

Comment 1
Tue, November 30, 2010 4:28pm
Carl May
All my comments

The process so far and this decision should be instructive to those earnestly involved in the issue who have arrived on the coastside within the last 10 to 15 years. Plodding from one fixed, pre-determined ciunty government decision to the next is how open-space property values are multiplied and the “path is paved” in spite of the LCP and the Coastal Act and to the detriment of the well-being of the local citizens and their life-supporting coastal environment.

As individuals, you can testify on salient points regarding Big Wave until you are blue in the face without causing the political machine to veer even slightly. I don’t know if anyone has the stomach for the battle, but it’s long past the time the opposition organization (coalition) should be unified, lawyered up, gathering political and bureaucratic supporters wherever they may be found, and pointing to Coastal Commission hearings with an intent to sue if things do not go favorably at that level.