VIDEO. From the San Mateo County Harbor District Meeting on Wednesday, May 17th, 2023 at 1:00pm, as a hybrid meeting.
Harbor Chair, Bill Zemke, introduces the agenda item and General Manager, Jim Pruett, introduces OneShoreline’s CEO, Len Matterman.
2023_05_17_Item_F1_OneShoreline Pillar Point Harbor Shoreline Area Study May 2023
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In 1959, State legislation established the San Mateo County Flood Control District to address flooding challenges in several specific flood prone areas called “flood zones.”
In 2015, the County’s Civil Grand Jury issued a Report, “Flooding Ahead: Planning for Sea Level Rise,” that posed the question: What actions can the County of San Mateo, and the 20 cities and two relevant local special agencies within the county, take now to plan for sea level rise?” It answered this question by recommending “that a single organization undertake SLR planning on a countywide basis.”
In 2016, the County’s Department of Public Works established a Flood Resilience Program that developed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to plan three potential projects: Bayfront Canal/Atherton Channel (MOU with Menlo Park, Redwood City, and Atherton); Belmont Creek (MOU with Belmont and San Carlos); and Navigable Slough (MOU with San Bruno and South San Francisco).
March 2018, the City/County Association of Governments (C/CAG) convened the “Floods, Droughts, Rising Seas, Oh My!” water summit, bringing together regional experts and policy-makers to discuss San Mateo County water management challenges and opportunities. There, Congresswoman Jackie Speier identified the need for a countywide agency to address the challenges of flooding, sea level rise and coastal erosion. This agency would allow San Mateo County and its 20 cities to: 1) coordinate the planning and implementation of projects across jurisdictional lines, which enables uniform levels of protection and the sharing of technical information and resources, and 2) create a broad and unified vision and voice that would position the new regional agency and its projects to obtain funding and regulatory permits.
In April of 2018, the City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County (C/CAG) Countywide Water Coordination Committee began to develop a proposal to form a countywide agency to address sea level rise, flooding, coastal erosion, and regional stormwater infrastructure. After analyzing various potential approaches to the agency, the Water Coordination Committee recommended that new State legislation expand the mission, geographic reach, and governing Board of the 1959 San Mateo County Flood Control District. This legislation, Assembly Bill 825 (Mullin), was signed into law in September 2019, and on January 1, 2020, the San Mateo County Flood and Sea Level Rise Resiliency District was born.
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Hi Michelle, Thank you for the update. However, it would be very misleading to insinuate that One Shoreline will get away with their plan to destroy the Pillar Point Harbor. The Harbor District Board and public present at the meeting made it clear in no uncertain terms that OS isn’t going to be allowed to damage San Mateo Co’s only public coastal harbor in any way shape or form, and that OS is best left to focus on the SF Bay part of the County. The Harbor District has been working for six years on the dredging project and if OS wanted to assist the coastside they should focus on being helpful and not $100 million dollar pie in the sky harbor removal projects…..
My title direction came from the General Manager, the Directors and Ray Mueller. To your point, it underwent 5 edits.
This is what was settled on. ”
OneShoreline Consultant Report, if Adopted, Will Destroy Pillar Point Harbor”
I am also waiting for the OneShoreline meeting video from the 5/22/2023 meeting where Ray asked Len to respond to the question of dredging.
I will get the video up as soon as OneShoreline gets it up. Basically, Len said he supports the current dredging project “as it will help us all understand the southern sand migration”. But please listen when I post so you hear exactly what he said.
It is one thing for Len to mutter a few words of support for dredging in a single hearing under pressure while at the same he leads a tax payer funded organizational effort to “destroy Pillar Point Harbor.” It is another thing altogether too forcefully support dredging and to join the longterm work of the Harbor District in support of the existence of the Harbor for future generations…. which he and One Shoreline have clearly not done.