La Honda Creek Open Space Preserve

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The La Honda Public Access Working Group will work with Midpen staff on the La Honda Parking and Trailhead Access Feasibility Study. The working group will meet to:

  • Consider and evaluate parking location/trailhead access options that meet the Board-approved project goals and objectives
  • Make suggestions to the Midpen project team
  • Provide feedback to the Planning and Natural Resources Committee (PNR)

As an advisory body to the Board, the PNR makes recommendations to the full Board, with the Board making the final policy decisions informed by input from both the Working Group and PNR. Work on the project is targeted to last through August 2020.

La Honda Parking and Trailhead Access Feasibility Study Goals

  • Establish new public access in the central portion of La Honda Creek Open Space Preserve
  • Design elements to reflect the rural character of the site and the Red Barn
  • Provide safe public access
  • Balance public access with grazing activities
  • Include amenities that facilitate environmental education
  • Protect scenic views of and from the site

Committee Meetings

Meeting agendas and materials are posted a minimum of 72 hours prior to the meeting.

Date Meeting Information
Aug. 22, 2019 La Honda Public Access Working Group Meeting
Sept. 12, 2019
6:30-9:30 p.m.
La Honda Public Access Working Group Meeting
Midpen Office: 330 Distel Circle, Los Altos
Oct. 19, 2019
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
La Honda Public Access Working Group Meeting - TOUR*
La Honda Elementary: 450 Sears Ranch Road, La Honda
Nov. 16, 2019
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
La Honda Public Access Working Group Meeting - TOUR*
La Honda Elementary
Dec. 12, 2019
6:30-9:30 p.m.
La Honda Public Access Working Group Meeting
Midpen Office
Feb. 6, 2020
6:30-9:30 p.m.
La Honda Public Access Working Group Meeting
Midpen Office
Mar. 5, 2020**
6:30-9:30 p.m.
La Honda Public Access Working Group Meeting
La Honda Elementary
Apr. 21, 2020
2-4 p.m.
Midpen Planning and Natural Resources Committee (PNR)
La Honda Elementary
May 14, 2020**
6:30-9:30 p.m.
La Honda Public Access Working Group Meeting
La Honda Elementary
Jun. 16, 2020**
2-4 p.m.
Midpen PNR Committee
La Honda Elementary
Jul. 22, 2020 OR
Aug. 12, 2020
7 p.m.
Midpen Board of Directors Meeting
La Honda Elementary

*Please call 650-691-1200 to RSVP for site tours two weeks prior.

**Tentative. Please check back or call 650-691-1200 two weeks prior to confirm tentative meeting dates.

Working Group Members

The Working Group is expected to serve approximately 12 to 18 months. The group is comprised of:

Members Representation and Appointment
Board Directors
Larry Hassett, Ward 6
Curt Riffle, Ward 4
-Represent policy interests of the Board.
-Appointed by the Board President. Excludes Directors currently serving on PNR.
La Honda area community representatives
Ari Delay
Karl Lusebrink
Kathleen Moazed
-Represent local community interests and local perspectives.
-Ideally reside in the Town of La Honda or in relative proximity to the Preserve or the Highway 84 corridor  (see map).
-Recruited through an application process. Selected and appointed by the full Board on June 26, 2019.
Ward 6 stakeholders
Lou Bordi
Barbara Hooper
-Represent more localized Ward 6 interests and perspectives.
-Appointed by the Director of Ward 6.
Ward Stakeholders
Melany Moore: Ward 1
Art Heinrich: Ward 2
Willie Wool: Ward 3
Sandy Sommer: Ward 4
Andie Reed: Ward 5
Denise Phillips: Ward 7
-Represent the regional interests and perspectives of each Ward. May be residents of the ward and/or represent regional stakeholder interests (e.g. hiking, bicycling, or equestrian uses, and/or education, conservation, recreation, agriculture, or multi-generational access).
-One stakeholder appointed by each Director of Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7.

Return to the La Honda Creek Master Plan page for project updates and to join the project e-mail list.

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