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 [...]

Electric Rate Redesignation Update

Electric Rate Redesignation Update

PG&E Baseline Rate Regions A request by the Valley Women’s Club and I to have the California Public Utilities Commission change the PG&E baseline designation for the San Lorenzo Valley has been delayed until June. The proposal is to reduce the cost of electricity and reduce air pollution from woodstove smoke. Currently, due to the [...]

School Traffic Safety Projects Completed

School Traffic Safety Projects Completed

Image: SLV SV Press Banner Several traffic and pedestrian improvements at local schools have been made recently.  On Highway 9, Caltrans has improved the crosswalks for students, pedestrians, and the disabled in front of the San Lorenzo Valley combined school campus.  This long-awaited project provides a safe landing for pedestrians, wheelchairs, and bicycles on both [...]

Local Bridge Improvements

Bridges in the San Lorenzo Valley are currently getting painted and rail replacements. The work is from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until Sept. 9. There will be intermittent lane closures and traffic delays. The bridges are: East Zayante Road bridge at mile markers 5.5 and 6.3 Lomond Street Bridge at San Lorenzo River Glen [...]

Fifth District Moving Forward

Fifth District Moving Forward

Each community within the San Lorenzo Valley is a unique.  Each with its own hopes and aspirations, and each with their own history.  I community has a “Town Plan” and I thought that we could revisit and renew the most important elements of those town plans with citizen involvement, leadership and input.  With community leaders, [...]

San Lorenzo Valley Highway 9 Corridor

San Lorenzo Valley Highway 9 Corridor

The first meeting of this group will be in September after summer vacations.  In the meantime, a list of issues that were discussed during our town plan meetings was forwarded to our Caltrans representative.  Caltrans was also asked to dig up whatever past plans they may have for sidewalks or other projects in the Valley.  [...]