On November 20, Resist Density filed suit under the California Public Records Act to require San Mateo County to search for and disclose the records we requested on August 23 and August 27. Receiving no response to multiple follow-up requests to the County through our attorney in September, October and November, our recourse was to file suit.
Our Public Records Act requests included any documentation, agency comments and correspondence regarding the large-scale housing project proposed for Moss Beach, as well as any other potential permitting, zoning, planning, project feasibility, technical reports, and environmental review. Since MidPen Housing refiled its project application to the County in April, we have received no further information from the County or the applicant. Our concerns about the project's traffic, environmental and infrastructure impacts have remained unaddressed. Information we obtain from government agencies is key to ensure that there is transparency in the process, that the public is informed, and that our community has adequate participation in the decisions that affect them.