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October 2017


On October 12, 2017, the City and County Association of Governments of San Mateo County (C/CAG) deleted $6.9 million in funding for right-of-way purchases for widening Highway 1 (see C/CAG memo at link below). This was in response to a letter directed by Pacifica City Council to C/CAG's executive director asking that this funding be removed from the 2018 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) listing. This was the last vestige of funding for the Calera Parkway Project (CPP).
In addition, there has been no attempt by Caltrans to appeal its loss in the federal lawsuit over the CPP environmental impact report (EIR).
Also, according to Pacifica Municipal Code, any additional through lanes for Highway 1 now require a vote of Pacifica electors.
I think it is safe to say that we have reached the end of the CPP widening. Thanks are due to a tremendous number of people who protested the widening, in particular, members of Pacificans for Highway 1 Alternatives (PH1A).
Let's now focus our energy on alternatives to widening.
John Keener
Pacifica City Council