For Immediate Release – Office of State Senator Jerry Hill – October 8, 2017
Media Contact: Leslie Guevarra, 415-298-3404 cell,


Senator Jerry Hill Issues Statement on Governor Brown’s Veto of Martins Beach Bill


SACRAMENTO – Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, issued the following statement today on Governor Brown’s veto of Senate Bill 42, legislation to help restore public access to Martins Beach, south of Half Moon Bay:


“It's disappointing that Californians will not have the opportunity provided by SB 42 to contribute to a permanent solution for public access at Martins Beach. My goal with the legislation was to provide a quicker resolution to open the gate instead of waiting several more years for the landowner and his unlimited legal resources to appeal this all the way to the United States Supreme Court.


“I'll continue to work with the Governor's office and the State Lands Commission in the coming months on possible legislative and governmental solutions to restore public access at Martins Beach.”






Text of Senate Bill 42