PG&E Tree Removal Project

PG&E Tree Removal Project

The following is a board letter from Supervisor John Leopold and myself regarding a PG&E tree removal project. The direction in the letter given to County Counsel and staff was approved unanimously. Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) has undertaken an ambitious Community Pipeline Safety Initiative to remove trees, vegetation and structures along its 6,750-mile high-pressure [...]

Highway 9 – Our Main Street

Highway 9 – Our Main Street

In San Lorenzo Valley, we depend on Highway 9. It’s the backbone for people and goods moving through Felton, Ben Lomond, Brookdale and Boulder Creek. It connects us to Santa Cruz and the Bay Area, both for recreational tourism and commuters. This winding mountain road is used by more than 21,000 vehicles a day, bulging with tourism [...]

Felton Public Safety

Felton Public Safety

You many have noticed a Sheriff trailer at the Felton Covered Bridge Park recently. This is a temporary site to discourage loitering and camping at the park. Volunteers are staffing the trailer and so far it has been very effective.

Felton Covered Bridge and Riverwalk

 The Felton Covered Bridge Advocacy team goals include: Safeguarding the bridge by removing trees that could fall and damage the structure; Opening the view of the bridge by removing or trimming vegetation; and  Creating a riverwalk along the Covered Bridge Road side of the San Lorenzo River. In a subsequent meeting with representatives of County [...]

Felton Bike and Pedestrian Pathway Advocacy Group

Felton Bike and Pedestrian Pathway Advocacy Group

Over the past several years, a group of citizens has been working to improve safety for children walking and biking to San Lorenzo Valley schools located along Highway 9 between Felton and Ben Lomond.  This group has become the Felton Bike and Pedestrian Advocacy Group. In addition to serving 1,700 students from pre-school through high [...]