HMBSMA Hoist Letter to Harbor Commission

Agenda Item 10, Three Captains Hoist—Possible Alternative Location: Steve McGrath pulled this item from the agenda and the item was not heard at the Dec. 7, 2016 Regular Harbor District meeting.

Read the Half Moon Bay Seafood Marketing Association letter to the Harbor Commission. 

Yet again, the commercial fishing community must ask the San Mateo County Harbor District to fully consider all safety, traffic and economic impacts, and engage stakeholders prior to making infrastructure decisions that impact our fleet, and others. We feel that the district should be responsible for understanding all of these impacts prior to providing any approval regardless of any anticipated processes that may or may not be required by other permitting agencies.

The future is bright for LGBT elected leaders in San Mateo County

San Francisco Dyke March 2016

Bay Area Reporter - Matthew S. Bajko

While no LGBT candidate ran to succeed him, Rich Gordon believes the power of the LGBT community on the Peninsula will continue to be strong. Both gay Mountain View City Councilman Chris Clark and lesbian San Mateo County Harbor Commissioner Sabrina Brennan won re-election earlier this month, ensuring there is a farm team of LGBT elected leaders to run for higher office in future years.

Gordon noted, "There never were that many out electeds in San Mateo County; I was often the only one at the party." Yet in recent years he said there has been "a greater emergence of an LGBT community" in the area, pointing to the establishment of a countywide LGBT commission to ensure there is local funding for LGBT programs.

"I think the future is very bright in San Mateo County," he said.