Commission Meeting for Devil's Slide Trail Conceptual Plan
On August 29th, the Parks Commission held a Special Meeting to consider the 90% project plans for the Devil’s Slide Trail Project. The project involves the conversion of the segment of Highway 1 south of Pacifica and includes roadway surfacing, signage, accessibility improvements, habitat protection, and overlooks. See the agenda and the staff report for the meeting. Learn more about the project.
Parks Responds to Granada Sanitary District Proposal
At its regular meeting of June 6, 2013, the Parks Commission, at San Mateo LAFCo's request, considered the Granada Sanitary District's (GSD) proposal to become a Community Services District to provide park and recreation services in their service area, and received public comment. Parks has issued a letter of response summarizing the comments received and the commission's recommendations.
Parks Strategic Plan
Having received public feedback at a March 7th meeting, the Parks Commission recommended a new Parks Strategic Plan for adoption to the Board of Supervisors. On April 23rd the Board of Supervisors reviewed and adopted the plan.
The Parks Strategic Plan builds upon the existing efforts of County Parks and our partners to provide a 5-year road map to accommodate the future needs of the Parks and their visitors. The goals and strategies identified in the Plan provide a solid framework to achieve our mission of preserving the County's natural and cultural treasures, and providing safe, accessible parks, recreation and learning opportunities to enhance the community's quality of life.
About the Commission
The San Mateo County Parks and Recreation Commission is responsible for establishing policies to guide the work of the County's Department of Parks. This includes issues of parkland use management such as master plans, acquisitions, and development. Also included are programmatic issues such as recreational use in County parks, permits and reservations, fees, and gaps in service. The Commission is actively involved in helping set budget priorities and fostering the recruitment and placement of volunteers in County parks.This year's proposed projects and goals are outlined in the Parks Commission Annual Work Plan.
Commissioners receive input from citizens on County Parks' issues and make recommendations, as appropriate, to the Board of Supervisors. They also act as liaison to a number of support groups such as the Parks' Foundation, Volunteer Roundtable, and other ad hoc committees that may be appointed. They may serve as Commission liaison to special projects, especially related to master plan developments.
To correspond with the Parks Commission please email the Commission Chair.
Meetings of the Parks and Recreation Commission are held regularly on the first Thursday of even-numbered months at 4:00 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors Chambers, Hall of Justice, 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063 (see map). Meeting months are February, April, June, August, October and December. The Commission meeting room is wheel chair accessible. Additional meetings may be set by the Commission as needs arise. Meetings are held publicly and are conducted by a quorum of at least three of the Commissioners. Agendas are set for each meeting and minutes are recorded for actions taken.
There are five Commissioners, each of whom represents one of the five Supervisorial Districts. Commissioners are appointed by the Supervisor elected from that District and serve terms concurrent with the Supervisors. Most Commissioners average 10 hours per month on Commission related business. Service as a Commissioner is as a volunteer. There is no compensation for this position. Back to top
District 1 (Pine)
Marico C. Enriquez
District 2 (Groom)
District 3 (Horsley)
District 4 (Slocum)
Michael J Cooney
|August 29 Special Meeting||agenda||minutes|
|November 8 Special Joint Meeting (view presentation)||agenda|
|March 17 Special Meeting||agenda||minutes|
|September 16 (rescheduled from Aug 5th)||agenda||minutes|
For older meeting documents see our Parks Commission Archive.