Opportunity for Public Input
On April 27, 2006 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority hosted a public scoping meeting for the San Francisquito Creek feasibility study. The meeting was held to discuss the scope and objectives of the study and allow attendees to ask questions and provide comments on the study scope and purpose. The meeting initiated an official 30-day public comment period that ends at 5:00 p.m. on May 26, 2006.
If you would like to provide written comments on the feasibility study, you may submit a letter or email to the Corps or SFCJPA representative listed below. Written comments must be received by 5:00 pm on May 26, 2006 to ensure full consideration. Please title any email messages “Comments on San Francisquito Creek Study.” In your message, please indicate if you would like to be added to the project email distribution list. Send your comments to:
Sarah Gaines, Environmental Manager
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
333 Market Street, 7th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105-2197
Cynthia D’Agosta, Executive Director
San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority
701 Laurel Street
Menlo Park, CA 94025
The JPA's most significant task is the development of a long-term flood management project for San Francisquito Creek. In 2003, the FY 2003-04 federal budget included $100,000 for a reconnaissance study of San Francisquito Creek - one of only five new studies proposed nationwide. The Reconnaissance Phase of the project, a 12-month study to determine the level of federal interest, concluded in April 2005 with the release of the Corps of Engineers’ 905B Report. The findings of the Reconnaissance Phase indicated a high federal interest, and $225,000 in federal funding has been secured to conduct the first year of the Feasibility Phase of the project. A federal request of $450,000 for FY 2006-07 has been submitted for second year funding.
Special thanks are due to Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, JPA Executive Director Cynthia D'Agosta, and members of the JPA Board of for their extensive efforts over the past several years pursuing federal funding for this important regional need. Members of the public are encouraged to write to Congresswoman Eshoo, Senators Feinstein and Boxer, and other key decision makers to express their support for continued federal funding for the San Francisquito Creek feasibility study. Further details (including addresses of local legislators) are included in a sample federal funding support letter.