Jul 20

Voting Opportunity for folks living on the Midpeninsula Coast

Coastsiders will get to vote this year for the member of the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District who represents the Coastside from Half Moon Bay to Monatara.

The November election will include Wards 3 and 4 (both in Santa Clara County,) and Ward 7 in San Mateo County. Ward 7 covers portions of Redwood City, Woodside and San Carlos, as well as El Granada, Half Moon Bay, Montara, Moss Beach, and Princeton. Ward 7 is currently represented by Ken Nitz.

Individuals interested in running for seats on the Board of Directors can pick-up nomination papers at the District Clerk’s office beginning on Monday, July 14 and must file with the District Clerk by 5:00 p.m., August 8, 2008. The deadline will be extended for five days to Wednesday, August 13, if an eligible incumbent does not file or fails to qualify by August 8, 5:00 p.m. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age by the election date and must be residents and registered voters in the ward in which they seek nomination. Nomination forms and other necessary documents are available at the District office. Interested individuals should contact the District Clerk for more information. Candidates elected in November will serve four-year terms beginning in January 2009.

Created by voters more than 35 years ago, the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District has successfully protected and managed more than 57,000 acres of open space. The public enjoys the District’s diverse and beautiful preserves 365 days a year. The District is an independent, non-enterprise, California special district whose mission is to acquire and preserve a regional greenbelt of open space land in perpetuity, protect and restore the natural environment, and provide opportunities for ecologically sensitive public enjoyment and education.