No Growth Advocates Take Over Coastal Community

In the past decade, Half Moon Bay has become the California Bay Area's coastal escape hatch. No more.
December 9, 2001, 8am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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Stringent limited-growth advocates gained the majority in Half Moon Bay's city electorate last November. However, there is still debate within the community as to how much and what growth to limit. Half Moon Bay has recently experienced severe growth, marked by high-income housing, that is changing the demographics of the community. Mayor Toni Taylor promises to defend the Coastal Protection Act, preventing more housing subdivisions from destroying the coastal environment, which makes the area so popular. The city has faced numerous land use and development-related lawsuits since the early 1990s, costing it more than $1 million.

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Published on Thursday, December 6, 2001 in The San Francisco Chronicle
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