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Help Design the New Skate Plaza at the Upcoming Workshop

Help Design the New Skate Plaza at the Upcoming Workshop

Skate park design expert and project consultant Zach Wormhoudt will take public input on the design of the new skate park.

HALF MOON BAY, CA – On Tuesday, July 29, the Boys and Girls Club of the Coastside and the City of Half Moon Bay will host a design workshop for the new skate park, which is to be located adjacent to the Ted Adcock Community Center. Community input from the workshop will shape the final design of the state-of-the-art concrete skate plaza facility.

Workshop details are below:

What:   Skate Park Design Workshop

When:   Tuesday July 29 at 6pm

Where:  Ted Adcock Community Center; 535 Kelly Ave, Half Moon Bay

The skate park project is spearheaded by Wormhoudt Incorporated – a Santa Cruz-based design firm that has provided skate park facility planning and design consulting services for over 460 municipalities throughout the world. Principal Zach Wormhoudt believes in a community-based approach to skate and bike park developments that represent people and the environments they recreate in.


City Moves Forward With Mac Dutra Park Renovation Plan

City Moves Forward With Mac Dutra Park Renovation Plan

HALF MOON BAY, CA – In a joint partnership with the Half Moon Bay Beautification Committee, the Half Moon Bay City Council is moving forward with a plan to transform Mac Dutra Park into an open and welcoming public space in the heart of downtown. The next step in the planning process is to listen and incorporate additional public input into the detail design work for the park on the corner of Kelly Street and Main Street.

The new Mac Dutra Park design will establish a better connection to Main Street, provide greater space for community events, bring more light into the park, and incorporate sustainability features. It also includes the addition of a permanent stage, which can be used for musical acts, plays, and other events.

“Mac Dutra Park has the potential to be a wonderful gathering place for families and friends in the heart of our historical downtown,” stated Mayor John Muller. “It will support our local businesses by creating a popular community hub on Main Street where residents and visitors can come together and experience what makes our town so special. The new Mac Dutra Park will be a vibrant, new addition to our community.”

The City Council directed City staff to partner with Kikuchi+Kankel Design Group, a locally-based landscape architectural firm that designed the conceptual plans, to execute the enhancements at Mac Dutra Park.

The City has been working in close collaboration with the Half Moon Bay Beautification Committee, which is overseeing the maintenance of Mac Dutra Park through the “Adopt-a-Park” program. At the December 17, 2013 Joint City Council/Recreation Committee meeting and January 22, 2014 Recreation Committee meeting, the Half Moon Bay Beautification Committee presented the initial conceptual designs along with a pledge to raise $100,000 for the park renovation. In total, the project has a total of $400,000 budgeted toward its completion in FY14-15, with $300,000 from the City. In-kind donations from local construction firms also have been pledged.

Public input will continue to refine the project’s conceptual plans. Details of the next Mac Dutra Park community meeting are listed below:

What:                Community Meeting for Mac Dutra Plaza Project

When:                July 2nd, 6pm

Where:               Emergency Operations Center 537 Kelly Ave

City Councilmember Allan Alifano Reappointed to San Mateo LAFCo

City Councilmember Allan Alifano Reappointed to San Mateo LAFCo

HALF MOON BAY, CA – Half Moon Bay City Councilmember Allan Alifano has been selected by the San Mateo Council of Mayors to serve a four-year term on the San Mateo Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo). Alifano originally joined the influential commission last year, having been appointed to serve out the remaining term of the late Millbrae Councilmember Nadia Holober.

“I am honored to have been reappointed to San Mateo LAFCo by the County’s Council of Mayors,” stated Councilmember Allan Alifano. “For me, the core responsibility of this agency is to ensure that local governments and special districts are using taxpayer dollars as efficiently as possible. Sometimes, it can be difficult for the public just to keep track of all these agencies and their various roles. That’s why I am looking forward to reviewing many issues on the horizon, which includes taking a deeper look at the operations of both the San Mateo Harbor District and Mosquito District, among other important matters.”

San Mateo LAFCo is an independent commission with jurisdiction over the boundaries of the 20 cities, 22 independent special districts and many of the 35 County-governed special districts serving San Mateo County. The Commission is made up of two members of the county Board of Supervisors (appointed by the County Board of Supervisors), two members of city councils of the cities in the county (appointed by the Council of Mayors), two board members of independent special districts in the county (appointed by the presiding officers of Independent Special Districts), a public member (appointed by the county, city and special district members), and four alternate members (county, city, special district and public).


New Facility Upgrades coming to the Ted Adcock Community Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                 

Contact: Alex Khojikian (650)  726-8272

May 12, 2014                                                                                                                       

HALF MOON BAY, CA – The City of Half Moon Bay is undertaking various repair and enhancement projects at the Ted Adcock Community Center to improve the appearance and functionality of the popular public facility. With a $155,000 budget, the work includes removal of some non-load bearing walls to create a larger meeting space, exterior dry rot removal and repair, new interior paint for the facility, a deep cleaning of the kitchen, and new flooring in the meeting rooms.

“With the Boys and Girls Club coming in to manage our recreational programs, and the Peninsula Family YMCA running local summer camps, this is an exciting new chapter for the Ted Adcock Community Center,” stated Mayor John Muller. “The City is a supportive partner and we want to contribute to the success of this innovative collaboration. These facility upgrades will give the Center a nice, fresh look and create a more useful interior layout for programming and potential facility renters.”

The Boys & Girls Club plans to have the Community Center be a shared-use facility for seniors, adults, youth, and other recognized non-profit and community organizations. The planned repairs and facility upgrades will be managed by the City’s Public Works facility maintenance team and occur during down times to lessen the impact on recreation programing and facility rentals.  One specific upgrade to the facility will be the establishment of a Teen Center that will be managed by the Boys & Girls Club as an activity and enrichment resource that will open to all teenagers on the Coastside.  This will be the first such facility for local youth to garner further experience in educational development, community service opportunities, career paths, resume building, recreational activities, and socializing in a safe, welcoming environment.

As a non-profit organization whose primary mission is to provide opportunities for character growth, enrichment, and recreation to youth on the Coastside, the Boys and Girls Club is uniquely suited to manage the City’s recreational programs. The Club has successfully provided recreational and enrichment programs for Half Moon Bay youth through unique Club offerings and a successful partnership with the Cabrillo Unified School District (CUSD).  Since its founding in 1994, the partnership of Boys & Girls Club and the CUSD has resulted in the implementation of successful after school programs and the physical construction of new recreational facilities on school district properties for the betterment and availability to the entire community. 

The Boys & Girls Club is also embarking on other initiatives to expand recreation opportunities along the Coastside. The Club is working with the CUSD to build a new 24,000 square foot double gym facility just across the street from the Community Center that will include additional programming space for City recreational programs. Further, the Boys & Girls Club is partnering with a professional skate park designer/architect on a new 6,000 square foot in ground skate park facility adjacent to the Community Center.

New Half Moon Bay Library Community Meetings

New Half Moon Bay Library Community Meetings

In addition to public meetings, various methods of capturing input will be utilized to achievecommunity’s vision for the new library.

HALF MOON BAY, CA – In the coming weeks, Half Moon Bay community members will have several opportunities to share their ideas and suggestions for the new Half Moon Bay library. From April until June, the public is encouraged to participate in the collaborative process that includes three separate rounds of community meetings, open houses and community kiosk stations.

“Our new library will form a new foundation for Half Moon Bay that reflects the vision of the community,” stated Councilmember Rick Kowalczyk. “That’s why we are initiating a tremendous public input process that offers residents multiple events to make their voices heard. To ensure that the library is a thriving resource for everyone, we are striving to incorporate the features people would like to see.”

Open House and Community Meetings will take place at the Half Moon Bay Library, located at 620 Correas St, Half Moon Bay and the Community Kiosks will be held at the locations listed:

Theme #1 ─ Community Vision:
• Open House: Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 4-6pm
• Community Meeting: Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 7-9pm
• Community Kiosk: Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 9-12pm at New Leaf Community Market
• Community Kiosk: Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 1-4pm at Brazzle Berry - Strawflower Shopping Center

Theme #2 ─ Design Options:
• Community Kiosk: Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 9-1pm at Coastside Farmers Market - Shoreline Station
• Open House: Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 4-6pm
• Community Meeting: Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 7-9pm

Theme#3 ─ Design Recommendations:
• Open House: Thursday, June 5, 2014 from 4-6pm
• Community Meeting: Thursday, June 5, 2014 from 7-9pm
• Community Kiosk: Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 9-12pm at New Leaf Community Market
• Community Kiosk: Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 1-4 at Brazzle Berry – Strawflower Shopping Center

The City is working in conjunction with the San Mateo County Library to create a welcoming library environment that is customer centered, flexible and responsive to current trends. The San Mateo County Library Service Model includes special spaces for children, a teen area, study rooms, a community program room, a one-point service desk, quiet reading and study areas, attractive displays featuring new books, CDs, and DVDs, public computers, convenient self-check stations and a colorful, inviting ambiance.


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