Pacifica Community Television

Harbor signs new contract with divisive manager

Half Moon Bay Review  .  Mark Noack  .  June 18, 2014

Harbor District meeting videos coming soon to PCT

In 2010 Sabrina Brennan suggested that Harbor Commission meetings be videotaped and broadcast on public access television and published on the internet. In response to the suggestion Peter Grenell, Harbor District General Manager said, “It is in the best interest of the District not to videotape meetings.”

At the June 20, 2012 Harbor District meeting Commissioners voted against Peter Grenell's recommendation and approved videotaping biweekly Harbor District meetings.  During public comment, Brennan thanked the board for supporting openness and transparency in local government.

Checkout Peter Granell's comments in the Half Moon Bay Review this week.

It’s basically improving accessibility of harbor commission proceedings,” said Peter Grenell, the general manager of the Harbor District.

He expects they will begin recording sessions within the month, as soon as a contract with Pacifica Community Television is worked out and they obtain the necessary equipment. The estimated cost is $6,000 a year ($250 per meeting). Equipment will cost an additional $1,200.