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Apply Now for City's "NET" Community Academy

For Immediate Release
January 9, 2017

Contact: Danielle Sanderson
City Manager's Office
(650) 726-8281

Apply Now to Participate in Half Moon Bay "NET" Program
Community Academy Offers Opportunity to Network, Engage, Transform

HALF MOON BAY, CA - Applications are now available for the spring, 2017 session of Half Moon Bay's annual community engagement program, Half Moon Bay NET (Network - Engage - Transform). The deadline to submit an application is 5 pm, February 6, 2017. Applications are available online at www.hmbcity.com/net, from City Hall at 501 Main Street, or by calling (650) 726-8270. Enrollment is limited to 25 participants, who will be randomly selected from all applicants. This program is free.
 
This four-session community academy provides an overview of the management and governance of Half Moon Bay and its programs, while helping to build relationships that will strengthen our entire community. NET will take place each Wednesday evening, March 1 through March 22, from 6 - 9 pm. At each session, participants will take part in interesting and fun activities illustrating how the City's various operations function, meet and talk with City staff and City Council members, and meet other community members who are also interested in being more engaged with the City.
 
It's a great opportunity to get an "insider's" view of the City, become more knowledgeable about how the City works, and help to build and strengthen the bonds and relationships that make a great community.
 
"The more people know about and are involved with the City, the better it is for everyone who lives here. This program will help form a deeper partnership with the community so we can better address issues together," said Half Moon Bay City Manager Magda González. "People from throughout the City are encouraged to apply, and join with friends, neighbors, and new acquaintances in this community engagement program." In addition to the annual spring program in English, the City coordinates a Spanish-language NET program each fall.
 
The objectives of NET are to involve and engage people in learning about and understanding the operation of City government, and to improve communication between the City and those who live and work here. Participants will learn about how decisions are made, how City funds are allocated, and how City departments operate with each other, and get an opportunity to sit down with City Council members for frank discussions of issues, projects, politics, and plans for shaping the future of our community.
 
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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Community Workshop on Immigrant Concerns/Comunitario sobre Preocupaciones de Inmigrantes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 22, 2016

Contact: Magda González, City Manager
(650) 726-8270

City Schedules Workshop on Concerns, Issues of Immigrant Community

HALF MOON BAY, CA – In the weeks since the November election, many in our community have expressed concern, uncertainty, and fear about the future. These concerns largely focus on what actions the new administration may take regarding undocumented immigrants and include fear of mass deportations, breaking up of families, increased detentions and possible abuse of process, and possible negative changes in the overall perception of those in our immigrant community as a whole.

In light of this anxiety and uncertainty, Half Moon Bay has scheduled a community workshop to discuss immigrant concerns, provide updated information, offer connections to resource, tools, and immigrant assistance, and help people understand and exercise their rights.

Community Workshop on Immigrant Concerns
Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 6:30 pm
Adcock Community Center, 535 Kelly Avenue

At its meeting on December 20, the City Council approved a “Letter of Solidarity” as a first step in reassuring the community that Half Moon Bay fully supports its immigrant community, offering support and assistance to those in our community who feel vulnerable or threatened around issues of immigration enforcement.

Half Moon Bay welcomes, represents, and celebrates residents of all nationalities, religions, and cultures, and I offer my reassurance that we stand united and supportive of everyone in our community,” said Debbie Ruddock, Mayor of Half Moon Bay. “We strongly oppose any attempts to exclude or marginalize members of the Half Moon Bay community, and as a City we will continue to work toward ensuring people here feel safe and secure.”

The City is moving forward with additional actions, including helping to connect community members with local resource organizations which provide legal and citizenship help to immigrants, distributing written materials which outline the City’s position, and sharing the San Mateo County Sheriff’s policy of not directly investigating or enforcing immigration laws (the Sheriff provides law enforcement for Half Moon Bay). As the new year unfolds, the City will continue to monitor the situation, review related possible state legislation for support, and offer ongoing assistance and reassurance to the immigrant families that call Half Moon Bay home.

Located 28 miles south of San Francisco, the City of Half Moon Bay is a community of about 12,500 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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Horarios de la ciudad taller sobre preocupaciones, temas de la comunidad inmigrante

HALF MOON BAY, CA – En las semanas que siguieron a las elecciones de noviembre, muchos de nuestra comunidad han expresado preocupación, incertidumbre y temor por el futuro. Estas preocupaciones se centran en gran medida en las acciones que la nueva administración puede tomar con respecto a los inmigrantes indocumentados e incluyen el miedo a las deportaciones masivas, el desmembramiento de las familias, el aumento de las detenciones y el posible abuso del proceso y los posibles cambios negativos en la percepción general de nuestra comunidad inmigrantes como un todo.

A la luz de esta ansiedad e incertidumbre, Half Moon Bay ha programado un taller comunitario para discutir las inquietudes de los inmigrantes, proporcionar información actualizada, ofrecer conexiones a recursos, herramientas y ayuda de inmigrantes y ayudar a las personas a entender y ejercer sus derechos.

Comunitario sobre Preocupaciones de Inmigrantes
Miércoles, 18 de enero de 2017, 6:30 p. m.
Adcock Community Center, 535 Kelly Avenue 

En su reunión del 20 de diciembre, el Concejo Municipal aprobó una "Carta de Solidaridad" como un primer paso para tranquilizar a la comunidad que Half Moon Bay apoya plenamente a su comunidad de inmigrantes, ofreciendo apoyo y asistencia a aquellos en nuestra comunidad que se sienten vulnerables o amenazados en torno a los problemas de control de la inmigración. 

Half Moon Bay da la bienvenida, representa y celebra a los residentes de todas las nacionalidades, religiones y culturas, y yo les garantizo que estamos unidos y apoyamos a todos en nuestra comunidad", dijo Debbie Ruddock, alcalde de Half Moon Bay. "Nos oponemos firmemente a cualquier intento de excluir o marginar a los miembros de la comunidad de Half Moon Bay, y como Ciudad continuamos trabajando para asegurar que la gente se sienta segura y protegida". 

La Ciudad está avanzando con acciones adicionales, incluyendo ayudar a conectar a miembros de la comunidad con organizaciones locales de recursos que proveen ayuda legal y de ciudadanía a inmigrantes, distribuyendo materiales escritos que esbozan la posición de la Ciudad y comparten la política del Sheriff del Condado de San Mateo de no investigar directamente o imponer las leyes de inmigración (el sheriff proporciona la aplicación de la ley para Half Moon Bay). A medida que avanza el año nuevo, la Ciudad continuará monitoreando la situación, revisando la posible legislación estatal relacionada con el apoyo y ofreciendo asistencia y tranquilidad a las familias inmigrantes que llaman hogar a Half Moon Bay.

Ubicada a 28 millas al sur de San Francisco, la ciudad de Half Moon Bay es una comunidad de alrededor de 12 500 personas, situada en la península entre las colinas boscosas y algunas de las costas más bellas que California tiene para ofrecer. Su centro histórico es el hogar de numerosas tiendas, galerías de arte, restaurantes, alojamiento con desayuno, y otros negocios, y sus famosas playas y parques son maravillas de la naturaleza, accesible a los peatones, ciclistas y jinetes. Con sus muchas actividades y eventos, hermosos paisajes naturales, el encanto de la ciudad vieja y la abundancia de servicios comerciales y de venta, Half Moon Bay es un destino regional. El sitio web de la Ciudad es www.hmbcity.com.

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Seymour Bridge Ribbon Cutting/Opening Scheduled for This Friday


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 13, 2016

Contact: John Doughty
Community Development Director
(650) 726-8270

Seymour Bridge Ribbon Cutting/Opening Scheduled for Friday, December 16


HALF MOON BAY, CA – The City is pleased to announce that the relocation and replacement of Seymour Bridge, a key connector on the Coastal Trail in Half Moon Bay, is complete, and will be officially dedicated and opened with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting.

Opening of the New Seymour Bridge
Friday, December 16, 2016, 9 am
Park Free at the Poplar Beach Parking Lot – Short Walk to New Bridge

The relocation and replacement of the bridge was required because of the accelerated erosion in the Seymour Ditch in the vicinity of the old bridge. The erosion was so significant that it was beginning to threaten the existing bridge’s support and surrounding soil.

The new pre-fabricated bridge was delivered late last month, and has been installed at a location approximately 135 feet east of the old bridge site, away from the erosion. The Coastal trail has been tied-in to the new bridge, and it’s ready for its official opening.

With remarks by the Mayor and a ceremonial ribbon-cutting, the Seymour Bridge relocation and replacement will be complete, and this inviting portion of the Coastal Trail will once again welcome all who enjoy the beauty and serenity of Half Moon Bay’s world-class coastline.

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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Apply for Planning Commission, Parks & Recreation Committee



December 6, 2016

For Immediate Release
Contact: Jessica Blair, City Clerk
(650) 726-8271

Application Period Opens for Appointment to  Planning Commission, Parks and Recreation Committee

HALF MOON BAY, CA - The recent election of two new members to the Half Moon Bay City Council initiates the opportunity for all Council members to make appointments or re-appointments to the Planning Commission and the Parks and Recreation Committee. The application period opens on Wednesday, December 7 and closes at 5:00 pm, Tuesday, January 3, 2017. All interested community members are encouraged to apply.


Individuals interested in serving on a City board or commission must fill out and submit a "Willing to Serve Form" to the City Clerk's Office during the application period. These forms are available online, at Half Moon Bay City Hall, or may be received by mail or email upon request.
Members of a City board or committee provide a valuable service to the community, assisting the City Council in making important decisions around key municipal issues. The Planning Commission is involved in issues around planning and development, including update of the City's General Plan and Local Coastal Program. The Parks and Recreation Committee focuses on parks, recreation, events, and related issues.

Both the Planning Commission and the Recreation Committee consist of five members who serve four-year, unpaid terms. Prospective members are nominated by individual Council members, subject to confirmation by the City Council as a whole. The City Council may interview applicants before making appointments to the City's boards and commissions. All seats on both of these groups are subject to new appointment. Appointments are anticipated to be made in mid-January, 2017.

The City's "Willing to Serve Form" must be submitted by January 3, 2017 to:
City of Half Moon Bay, City Clerk's Office, 501 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019, or via email to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Specific requirements and additional information about the application and appointment process is available by contacting the Half Moon Bay City Clerk's Office at (650) 726-8271.

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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Community Input Needed on Garbage/Recycling/Green Waste Services


For Immediate Release
November 11, 2016

Contact: John Doughty
Community Development Director
(650) 726-8270

Community Input Needed
on Garbage/Recycling/Green Waste Services

HALF MOON BAY, CA - The City of Half Moon Bay currently contracts with Republic Services for collection of garbage, recycling, and green waste, disposal and processing of collected materials, and street sweeping. This contract expires on December 31, 2017.

A Request for Proposals (RFP) for the successor contract is expected to be released to potential service providers in early 2017. As part of this process, the City is asking for input from community members about their needs, interests, and concerns regarding future garbage, recycling, and green waste services, which will be integrated as the RFP is being developed.

A community information meeting was held on October 20 at which the City gathered a lot of valuable information from participants. All members of the community are invited to provide input on this issue via an online survey (also available in Spanish):



The survey is also accessible from the City's website at hmbcity.com on the Hot Topics menu.

The survey deadline is December 1, and community members are encouraged to participate and let the City know what they'd like to see in the next contract for garbage, recycling, and green waste management services.

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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