Ten reasons (maybe more) why you should run for MCC


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Mon, August 3, 2009


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Art by Benj. Franklin

August 12 is the deadline for filing to run for the Midcoast Community Council (MCC). You should run.  Here are ten reasons why.

  • The MCC advises the Board of Supervisors, who are the government for the unincorporated Midcoast on the issues on the Midcoast.
  • At least one incumbent isn’t running this year, so the deadline for filing has been extended to August 12.
  • It will be easy to get on the MCC this year because there are four open seats and there may not even be four candidates.
  • The Board of Supervisors has forbidden elected officials from running for MCC for the first time in its history.
  • The MCC played crucial role in creating the current Local Coastal Program, our key planning document. Ignore for the moment that the Supervisors rewrote it to be friendlier to developers and Realtors.
  • Private wells in certain areas of the Midcoast may very well run dry because the Supes can’t stop themselves from approving new ones and they’re not collecting data on the ones we have.
  • Our roads are miserable.
  • Big Wave is coming.
  • The Midcoast needs parks, trails, and better thinking about transportation.
  • You’re tired of being treated like a colony of Redwood City.
  • What’s your reason?

There’s a lot of information on the county’s website about how to run. Or, if you’re not sure what to do, I’ll get you in touch with someone who can help.