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San Carlos may allow school on it's Crestview park property

Original post made by Jack Hickey, Woodside: Emerald Hills, on Jun 6, 2014

___The City of San Carlos is considering a land swap, of it's North Crestview site, with the San Carlos School District. The District would build a school on that site. That's a terrible idea!
___The best use of the North Crestview site, now owned by the City of San Carlos and designated as park land, is to retain that designation but provide an easement for I-280 freeway access. That access should not be considered without the simultaneous removal of the Crestview – Hallcrest barrier. Access should accommodate both Northbound and Southbound traffic.(an existing underpass for Sheep Camp Trail could be utilized to enable Southbound access)
___Cooperation with the San Francisco Water Department(SFWD) in providing easements through their watershed is essential. Such cooperation should be readily attainable when one considers the 1969 "Grant of Scenic and Recreation Easement" made by the SFWD . They offered the Grant "for and in consideration of...the substantial additional cost incurred by Grantee and the State of California incident to said relocation..." of I-280 to the "Ridge Route" which added 1/2 mile to the commute.
___The City of San Carlos has legal standing to pursue enforcement of that Grant. They should put the SFWD's "feet to the fire"! It would not take much of a study to show that the benefits from such use of that land would be enormous!

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Posted by Jack Hickey
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Jun 9, 2014 at 9:59 am

The late Dave Collins and I delivered a proposal to County manager John Maltbie in the early 1990's which mentioned the "Grant of Scenic and Recreation Easement". This letter from Dave to then Supervisor Hill provides a background for that proposal. Web Link

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