ANNOUNCEMENT. I want to congratulate Nancy and Matthew.
Nancy will join the board of the Granada Community Services District Board (GCSD) for the next term, and Matthew will continue on the board.
I also want to thank Jim Blanchard who is retiring from the board after many years of distinguished service. Jim has been a valuable member of both the GCSD and the SAM boards. He will be missed and we wish him well.
Nancy Marsh has served as a member and then as Chair of the GCSD Parks Advisory Committee. She has done outstanding work encouraging, facilitating, and recording community input with respect to our future Burnham Park. She excels at financial analysis and communications. Finally, she brings many years of experience as a senior international executive and will be a terrific addition to the board.
Matthew Clark provides an outstanding level of continuity on the board. As a relatively new member of the community, I have relied on Matthew for historical perspective and just all-around good judgement. A recently-retired archaeologist, he has extensive experience working with government processes and a deep respect for the environment.
The residents of El Granada will be well-served by these two representatives.
~ From GCSD Director, Barbara Dye
Granada Community Services District (GCSD) Meeting ~ Every 3rd Thursday
Links to previous GCSD meetings’ videos.
The Granada Community Services District (GCSD), formerly the Granada Sanitary District, gained park and recreational jurisdiction on October 1, 2014, for the unincorporated areas of El Granada, Miramar and Princeton (i.e. the “GCSD Community”) by a positive vote of 60% of the voters in the District. This reorganization allows the district to provide parks and recreation services in addition to the sewer, solid waste and recycling services it currently provides to over 2,500 residences and businesses in the District as well as the northern portion of the City of Half Moon Bay. Solid waste and recycling services are provided by Recology of the Coast under a franchise agreement with GCSD.
The parks and recreation function is funded by utilizing a portion of GCSD’s share of San Mateo County property tax revenues, not from sewer charges. GCSD’s goal is to provide parks and recreation services that benefit the GCSD community, with a commitment to robust neighborhood outreach on new projects.
Granada Parks Advisory Committee (PAC) Agenda
GCSD owns the undeveloped “Burnham Strip” property along Obispo Street between Coronado Street and Avenue Alhambra in El Granada, which may be developed as an El Granada gateway park.
Additional potential park areas are a small GCSD-owned parcel on Capistrano Road in Princeton and the road medians in El Granada. GCSD and SMC completed a Permit Agreement in February 2018 which allows the District to make improvements to the El Granada Medians. GCSD may implement landscaping, seating, and active and passive recreational improvements on these properties, following an open and transparent community outreach process and all required permit and environmental review processes.
For Sewer Emergencies (sewer overflows), please call the Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside at (650) 726-0124.
504 Avenue Alhambra, Third Floor, El Granada, CA 94018 Google Map
Post Office Box 335
El Granada, CA 94018
(650) 726-7093 Phone
(650) 726-7099 Fax
|Title||Name / Contact||Affiliation|
|Assistant General Manager||Delia Comito|
|General Manager||Chuck Duffy||Dudek & Associates|
|Legal Counsel||William Parkin||Wittwer Parkin LLP|
|District Engineer||John Rayner||Kennedy/Jenks Consultants|
|Parks & Recreation Coordinator||Claudia Marshall|