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Those of us who live in San Mateo County know that the coastal hillsides, ocean bluff tops, forests and farmlands are unique and highly prized natural resources. Unfortunately, these lands are coming under intense pressure for development. By creating a secure greenbelt, we can channel growth inside urban boundaries.
Without "smart growth," we lose potential open space - one piece at a time.
The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (MROSD) has placed an advisory measure on the ballot. It asks Coastsiders to decide if they want MROSD to extend the district to include coastal lands west from Skyline Boulevard to the southern San Mateo County line and north to the City of Pacifica boundary.
WE CAN HELP
On November 3, we will have the opportunity to ensure that the coastal hillsides, bluff tops, forests and farms are preserved permanently in a mosaic of open space lands for generations to come.
By voting to protect coastal open space, we promote smart growth. Permanently protected rural open space establishes boundaries for urban growth, provides a respite from urban living, and enhances regional quality of life.
After this measure passes, the coast will join one of California's most successful open space districts. MROSD has already permanently protected over 42,000 acres of open space and trails adjacent to areas of intense urban development on the San Francisco Peninsula.
This advisory vote brings no tax burden to coastal residents, and we will have the opportunity to vote on any future funding measure after the coastside joins the district.
We can sit back and watch the hillsides, bluff tops, forests and agricultural lands disappear-- or we can protect these valued resources for now and for the future.
This summer and fall, volunteer your time, donate money, and endorse the expansion of MROSD to the San Mateo County coastside.
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