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San Mateo County Seeks Input on Lower Alpine Trail

County may lose $10.2 million from Stanford if agreement about trail improvements is not reached.

San Mateo County staff is holding a meeting tonight to decide what should be done to the Lower Alpine Trail in unincorporated Menlo Park. 

If they do not agree on a plan by the end of this year, money for funding improvements on the trail will be redirected to Santa Clara County, according to http://www.co.sanmateo.ca.us. This would be the third and final time that an agreement about this trail could not be reached.

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors declined to accept $10.2 million from Stanford University to move and augment the trail twice, once in 2008 and again in 2010. A decision about placement and trail features could not be reached.

County staff is open to receiving information from the public tonight about things that need to be fixed, as well as more conceptual improvements.

A plan for the trail was handed to the County's Parks and Recreation Director in November 2005. The trail runs along Alpine Road from Menlo Park to Portola Valley. 

Tonight's meeting will include a walking tour and a display of maps that show the trail in various stages of coneptual development that could be implemented.  

The meeting will be held from 7-9 p.m. on September 20, 2011 at the Ladera Oaks Swim and Tennis Club.  It is located at 3249 Alpine Road in Portola Valley, California.

For more information, visit the county’s page for this project.

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