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Final public workshop Oct. 25

Please join our final public workshop described in a bilingual FLYER distributed electronically and to properties surrounding the creek. We will recap the previous workshop and bus tour on the developing Environmental Impact Report anticipated for release by early next year to provide flood protection, ecosystem restoration and recreation. Stakeholders wishing to make a brief presentation at the workshop on feasible alternatives must send their presentations to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by Oct. 19.  Input collected at these meetings will be compiled by an outside facilitator and will supplement work to advance the Draft EIR.

The SFCJPA has incorporated into the EIR’s scope and analysis verbal and written public comments received earlier this year. Here is the public notice that preceded that scoping period and a summary of comments received.  You can reach us by sending an e-mail to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Construction update

Work began in the summer of 2016, and as of mid-October 2017, construction of the floodwall area between East Bayshore Road and Daphne Way on the East Palo Alto side / Geng Road on the Palo Alto side is about 85% complete. In compliance with environmental permits, this in-channel work has concluded for the year. In 2018, the final phase of work will complete the floodwalls and construct new levees from Daphne / Geng to past the Friendship Bridge.

Other work continuing past mid-October (because it is outside the channel) includes: constructing the new levee through the Palo Alto Golf Course, PG&E relocating and improving the natural gas pipeline, and the East Palo Alto Sanitary District relocating and improving the City’s sewer main. Finally, our restoration of the Faber Marsh to the north of the creek will continue through late-January 2018.  For information on this project, please e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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See the SAFER Bay Feasibility Report

Our Strategy to Advance Flood protection, Ecosystems and Recreation along the Bay (SAFER Bay project) will evaluate infrastructure alternatives to protect Menlo Park, East Palo Alto, and Palo Alto against extreme tides with sea level rise, and enhance shoreline habitat and trails.  We want to know what you think.

CLICK HERE to read the October 2016 Feasibility Report of project objectives, approach, and findings for East Palo Alto and Menlo Park (a similar study of alternatives to protect and enhance Palo Alto will be completed in 2017).  From November to January, with the East Palo Alto and Menlo Park city councils, the Salt Pond Restoration Project, and the Citizen’s Committee to Complete the Refuge, we gathered additional ideas. We soon will begin design and develop an EIR.  Please contact us to receive the Feasibility Report’s appendices and to learn more about SAFER Bay, and see an Almanac cover story on this project.

 
 

PUBLIC WORKSHOP #2: October 25, 6:00 p.m., Palo Alto Arts Center, 1313 Newell Road

 

What We Do

The SFCJPA is an independent regional government agency founded by three cities and two countywide agencies divided by San Francisquito Creek and united by its watershed and floodplain. We lead projects along the creek and S.F. Bay that reduce a proven flood threat, enhance ecosystems and recreational opportunities, and connect our communities. We receive funding from the agencies listed below, as well as federal, state and private sources.

Public Meetings

The SFCJPA Board meets frequently throughout the year, and agency staff host and participate in discussions with community groups, city councils, and others. Please join us at a meeting listed below:

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Documents

The SFCJPA and its partners produce a wealth of information on all aspects of the watershed and our plans to improve it. To learn more, click on one of the links below.

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Know Your Watershed

The links below will give you a better perspective on the Watershed, our place in it, and opportunities to get involved to appreciate and improve this incredible natural resource.