• Petitioned The City of Redwood City, California

This petition was delivered to:

The City of Redwood City, California

Stop developer's plan to build luxury housing on bayfront at Pete's Harbor

    1. save pete's harbor
    2. Petition by

      save pete's harbor

      Redwood City, CA

Urgent: without support, Redwood City approval is expected mid-October with immediate construction, and hundreds evicted in January 2013.

Why action is needed:
*Pete's Harbor is a 60-year-old local landmark with public vistas and access to the nearby wetlands; it is open to the public with a restaurant and liveaboard marina community of hundreds, some of whom have lived there for decades.
*The People “Saved Pete’s Harbor” in the 70s & 80s for use as a harbor and marina, not upscale, luxury housing, and voted against a similar plan by the same out-of-state developer several years ago.
*The huge development project is on a fast track for City approval without sufficient public notice or involvement.
*The public trust leases and historic “Save Pete’s Harbor” legislation may be violated.
*An out-of-date, 10-year-old Environmental Impact Report is being used in lieu of, and bypassing, the current developing Inner Harbor Plan.
*The unique harbor community will disappear and the public's access to the state's waterways at Pete's Harbor may be lost if action doesn't take place NOW.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 750 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Charles Hicks SANTA CRUZ, CA
      • 12 months ago

      I lived at Pete's back in the 60's. everybody up & down the coast knew Pete's - it was original - Jack London would have kept his Snark here. Don't destroy this last wonderful place for a few stupid condos!!! Once it's gone - its gone for ever.

    • David Watson OAKLAND, CA
      • 12 months ago

      I live on my own boat, so I completely understand community, keeping things open and accessible...this "gentrification" garbage has gone too far! Keep the luxury condos OUT of there!!!

    • Conrad Lynch PIONEER, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      We need to keep these types of facilities on the Bay. Marinas and public use spaces need to be protected, not removed for ever.

    • Joshua La Point BOWMAN, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      I love to sail, and I really love walking around down at the harbor looking at the beautiful boats. Its a great sport and its important to pass it on to the next generations. If we lose this one, we will lose more.

    • Alison Madden WOODSIDE, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      Oh and we're no longer against building housing, the plan was rushed and it was a shock at first. Most people now view the development as one that should be properly in scope with the boating use, and built by local workers with fair pay. Jobs, homes and tax $ are all good for Redwood City, but so are the liveaboards and local jobs.


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