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  • Meet the Director of the San Mateo County Parks and Recreation Department, Nicholas Calderon, at one of our two soon-to-be first ever County off-leash dog access parks, Pillar Point Bluff in Half Moon Bay/Moss Beach area.  We have arranged a Volunteer Meet & Greet Director Calderon and Clean the Trail Morning for Sunday, October 3 @ 10 a.m., prior to the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors vote on the pilot program to allow the first off-leash trails at Pillar Point Bluff and Quarry Park in late October or early November.  You will have a chance to check out the Bluff and meet Director Calderon (maybe with his adorable dog) in a relaxed setting.  We need to show the County that dog owners are responsible and will keep the trails poop free.
     COME to Pillar Point Bluff (with your dogs if they can stay either on the trail or on the leash) Sunday, October 3 @ 10 am. 
  • POST (Peninsula Open Space Trust) wants input on how to improve Tunitas Creek Beach, a new San Mateo County Park. We should tell them we want off-leash dog walking access.
    Ask for dog access by completing this survey asking for dog access.
  • San Mateo County Board of Supervisors will vote to allow some off-leash dog access at two parks, Pillar Point Bluff and Quarry Park. The exact trails where dogs are allowed off-leash and the rules (e.g., a proposed requirement that dogs be in front of their owners and within 20 feet) have not been decided and are vital. For those interested, here is the SMC Park Director’s policy recommendation and ordinance recommendation.
    Email and/or call your SMC Supervisor.Unsure which district you’re in? See this map of supervisorial districts to determine your supervisor.

District 1

Dave Pine
(650) 363-4571

District 2

Carole Bloom
(650) 363-4568

District 3

Don Horsley

District 4

Warren Slocum
(650) 363-4570

District 5

Dave Canepa
(650) 363-4572

  • Attend the Board of Supervisors meeting which is not yet scheduled. Will update at least two (2) weeks before the agenda item is placed on the calendar. It will be on a Tuesday at 9 am at the Board of Supervisors’ Chamber, first floor, 401 Marshall St, Redwood City.
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