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Groundbreaking for New Library - July 29

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 20, 2016

Contact: Alex Khojikian
Deputy City Manager
(650) 726-8272

Community Invited to Groundbreaking for New Library


HALF MOON BAY, CA – The City of Half Moon Bay and its partners – San Mateo County and the County Library Joint Powers Authority – are pleased to announce the groundbreaking for the new Half Moon Bay Library. After years of hard work and widespread community collaboration, the City is moving forward with this critically important project. The entire Coastside is invited to join the celebration of this monumental occasion!

What:     Groundbreaking Ceremony for Half Moon Bay Library
Date:      Friday, July 29, 2016
Time:      11 am ceremony - light refreshments at noon
Location: 620 Correas Street, Half Moon Bay
(corner of Correas Street and Purissima Street)

The new Half Moon Bay Library, serving the City and the Coastside, is designed to meet the needs of today's digital lifestyle. With everything from community gathering places, events, activities, and books, to Internet connections, multipurpose areas, and literacy sections, the new library will provide everyone in the community wonderful opportunities, tools, and experiences.

"The new Half Moon Bay Library is exactly what our community needs. As leaders we are responsible to push forward on the things that truly matter, and our new library truly matters to everyone on the Coastside.The library will help inspire children, provide critical resources and programs, and create social connections among everyone in Half Moon Bay,” said Half Moon Bay Mayor Rick Kowalczyk. “It’s taken a remarkable amount of hard work, creative thinking, and persistence to make the project a reality. One aspect that I am particularly thrilled about is that we are able to build the new library with no tax increase to the community.

The City is grateful for the partnership of San Mateo County, the County Library Joint Powers Authority, and the San Mateo County Library System.

Joining Mayor Kowalczyk on this occasion will be San Mateo County Supervisors Don Horsley and Carole Groom, to ceremonially mark the start of site work for the new library.

Located 28 miles south of San Francisco, the City of Half Moon Bay is a community of about 11,500 people, situated on the peninsula between forested hills and some of the most beautiful coastlines that California has to offer. Its historic downtown is home to numerous shops, art galleries, restaurants, bed and breakfasts, and other businesses, and its celebrated beaches and parks are wonders of nature, accessible to pedestrians, bicyclists, and equestrians. With its many activities and events, beautiful natural scenery, old-town charm, and abundance of retail and commercial services, Half Moon Bay is a regional destination. The City’s website is www.hmbcity.com.

 

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Ribbon Cutting for Carter Park Stairs July 19

Reconstruction complete - join the Mayor for grand re-opening!


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 13, 2016       

Contact: Alex Khojikian
Deputy City Manager
(650) 726-8272


Rebuilding of Carter Park Stairs Complete
Mayor to Commemorate with Ribbon Cutting


HALF MOON BAY, CA – The City is pleased to announce that the rebuilding of a key public access point to John L. Carter Memorial Park is complete, and Mayor Kowalczyk will officially re-open that access with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting.

Opening of New Stairs to Carter Park
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 5:15 pm
Stone Pine Center Parking Lot (Stone Pine Road at Main Street)

This project replaced the old wooden structure, which was deteriorating and closed for the safety of the public. The new concrete stairs are anchored by the existing piers, with new safety-compliant metal guard rails, and accessibility-compliant handrails on both sides. With only minimal maintenance these new stairs are expected to have a usable life of more than 25-years.

We’re thrilled to be able to re-open this key public access point to Carter Park,” said Mayor Rick Kowalczyk. “This project is a great ‘quick win’ example of the City reinvesting in the infrastructure – we've come a long way as a City, financially, and it's especially gratifying to be able to bring this project to the families of Half Moon Bay."

The short ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 19 will commemorate the completion of the new stairs – a project which will not only increase community access but also help to revitalize this great community asset and improve the aesthetics of the area.

Located 28 miles south of San Francisco, the City of Half Moon Bay is a community of about 11,500 people, situated on the peninsula between forested hills and some of the most beautiful coastlines that California has to offer. Its historic downtown is home to numerous shops, art galleries, restaurants, bed and breakfasts, and other businesses, and its celebrated beaches and parks are wonders of nature, accessible to pedestrians, bicyclists, and equestrians. With its many activities and events, beautiful natural scenery, old-town charm, and abundance of retail and commercial services, Half Moon Bay is a regional destination. The City’s website is www.hmbcity.com.


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Block Parties Encouraged on National Night Out August 2

NEWS RELEASE
June 27, 2016

For Immediate Release
Contact: Danielle Sanderson
(650) 726-8281

Neighbors Encouraged to Hold Block Parties on "National Night Out" - August 2  
$100 grants from the City will help with costs of putting on a block party


HALF MOON BAY, CA - National Night Out (https://natw.org) is the annual nationwide community-building campaign encouraging police/community partnerships and neighbor-to-neighbor connections, helping to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live.

The City of Half Moon Bay is encouraging local participation by inviting residents to hold block parties on Tuesday, August 2, and reconnect with their neighbors. And, the City will help jump-start block parties by offering a $100 gift card that will help offset the costs of putting on a great neighborhood block party. a short application is required - get the application here.

This small grant to participating neighborhood teams can be used to pay for food, beverages, decorations, rent tables and chairs, or whatever their block party needs to be a success. Resident organizers just need to fill out and submit a very short application. The application can be emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or be mailed/dropped off to City Hall, 501 Main Street. For more information about National Night Out in Half Moon Bay, contact Danielle Sanderson at 650-726-8281 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

"National Night Out is a wonderful opportunity for Half Moon Bay residents to get together, meet new people and re-connect with neighbors, and just spend a couple of relaxing hours in an informal social setting," said Half Moon Bay City Manager Magda González. "Getting to know and staying in touch with neighbors enhances neighborhood safety and well-being, and makes it easier for neighbors to look out for each other - and all of that is good for our entire community." Depending on the number of block parties and availability, the City will also try to schedule a visit by a fire truck or Sheriff's vehicle.

National Night Out helps build the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community, and provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances. Neighborhoods across the nation host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and other various community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel and exhibits. Visit the National Night Out website at https://natw.org for more info about this nationwide effort.

Located 28 miles south of San Francisco, the City of Half Moon Bay is a community of about 11,500 people, situated on the peninsula between forested hills and some of the most beautiful coastlines that California has to offer. Its historic downtown is home to numerous shops, art galleries, restaurants, bed and breakfasts, and other businesses, and its celebrated beaches and parks are wonders of nature, accessible to pedestrians, bicyclists, and equestrians. With its many activities and events, beautiful natural scenery, old-town charm, and abundance of retail and commercial services, Half Moon Bay is a regional destination. The City's website is www.hmbcity.com.

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Compost Giveaway April 22


NEWS RELEASE
April 18, 2016
For Immediate Release
Contact: Alek Khojikian
(650) 726-8272
Celebrate Earth Day with  Half Moon Bay's Free Compost Giveaway
In Partnership With Republic Services
HALF MOON BAY, CA - Earth Day is Friday, April 22, and on that day from 9 AM to 2 PM (while supplies last) Half Moon Bay residents can get free, rich compost to enhance their home gardens! The compost will be available for pick up on Kelly Avenue near its intersection with Main Street, across Kelly from City Hall.

Residents are invited to get up to one cubic yard per Half Moon Bay residential address - courtesy of Republic Services.

Please note:
  • This compost is for Half Moon Bay residents only (not available for professional gardeners, landscapers, or other commercial use)
  • Limited supply - first come-first served, while supplies last
  • Residents must bring their own shovels and buckets/bags or other containers
  • Limit of one cubic yard per Half Moon Bay residential address
Compost is an ideal amendment to enrich the soil for lawns, gardens, plants, and trees. And by using compost, wonderful organic resources are added to the soil and the use of fertilizers can be reduced.

Located 28 miles south of San Francisco, the City of Half Moon Bay is a community of about 11,500 people, situated on the peninsula between forested hills and some of the most beautiful coastlines that California has to offer. Its historic downtown is home to numerous shops, art galleries, restaurants, bed and breakfasts, and other businesses, and its celebrated beaches and parks are wonders of nature, accessible to pedestrians, bicyclists, and equestrians. With its many activities and events, beautiful natural scenery, old-town charm, and abundance of retail and commercial services, Half Moon Bay is a regional destination. The City's website is
www.hmbcity.com .
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GPAC Meetings in June

NEWS RELEASE
May 19, 2016
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jill Ekas
(650) 726-8270
General Plan Advisory Committee Meetings in June
Discussion of Draft Local Coastal Land Use Plan
HALF MOON BAY, CA - The City's General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC) has scheduled two meetings during the month of June, and the community is invited to attend, learn, and participate in Plan Half Moon Bay . These two public meetings will focus on the first Draft Local Coastal Land Use Plan (LUP), and community input is strongly encouraged.

During the meetings, the GPAC will hold discussions, hear public comment, and provide policy direction on the Draft LUP. It's important to note that the Draft LUP is separate and complementary to the General Plan. The Draft LUP does not encompass all of the forthcoming draft General Plan Elements, which will be available this summer.

Meeting 1
Thursday, June 2, 6:30 PM
Emergency Operations Center (EOC), 537 Kelly Avenue
Subjects: Introduction, Land Use, and Coastal Access and Recreation sections of the LUP.

Meeting 2
Thursday, June 30, 6:30 PM
EOC, 537 Kelly Avenue
Subjects: Coastal Resources and Coastal Hazards sections of the LUP.
Both meetings provide an opportunity for the GPAC and community members to gain clarity from staff, and offer comments, opinions, and ideas for consideration of inclusion in the LUP.

How to get a copy of the first Draft LUP:
  • Online at the Plan Half Moon Bay website
  • Reference copies for viewing:
    City Hall, 501 Main Street, 8 am - 5 pm weekdays; 650-726-8270

    Half Moon Bay Library, 620 Correas Street -
    call 650-726-2316
  • Printed copies at City Hall for sale at the actual cost to produce - $30.00 (reserve a copy by calling 650-726-8270)
How to comment on the first Draft LUP:
More information about Plan Half Moon Bay and the General Plan Update is online at www.PlanHMB.org

Located 28 miles south of San Francisco, the City of Half Moon Bay is a community of about 11,500 people, situated on the peninsula between forested hills and some of the most beautiful coastlines that California has to offer. Its historic downtown is home to numerous shops, art galleries, restaurants, bed and breakfasts, and other businesses, and its celebrated beaches and parks are wonders of nature, accessible to pedestrians, bicyclists, and equestrians. With its many activities and events, beautiful natural scenery, old-town charm, and abundance of retail and commercial services, Half Moon Bay is a regional destination. The City's website is www.hmbcity.com .
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