Jewish Sightseeing HomePage Jewish Sightseeing

2005-01-24—Lantos—Golden Gate Recreation Area

Harrison Weblog

2005 blog


Keeping up with Jewish officeholders

Rep. Lantos will again try to expand 
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
,  Jan. 24, 2005

U.S. Rep. Tom Lantos (D-Calif) said today (Monday, Jan. 24) he will reintroduce legislation tomorrow to increase the Golden Gate National Recreation Area by more than 4,500 acres in San Mateo County.

The land would include the 4,076-acre Rancho Corral de Tierra site, now owned by the Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST), a non-profit land conservancy organization based in Menlo Park, California. Another tract to be included would be approximately 800 acres of undeveloped land, including Montara Mountain near Devil's Slide.

Lantos said the Golden Gate National Recreation Area "is considered the world’s largest urban park, with more than 75,000 acres of land and 28 miles of coastline including Alcatraz, the Marin Headlands, Muir Woods, and the Presidio."

"Bay Area environmentalists, residents and their representatives to Congress are agreed on the value of expanding the GGNRA to include these areas on the Peninsula" Lantos said. "We all know how precious our open lands are. My bill will give them the protection they need, for generations to come."

Although introduced by Lantos in the House and by Sen. Dianne Feinstein in the Senate last session of Congress, the bill did not come to vote before the end of that session.
 —Donald H. Harrison