Coastside Recovery Initiative

As COVID-19 cases surge around the country and here at home, and we anxiously await widespread availability of the COVID-19 vaccine, the City of Half Moon Bay is moving to the next step of social and economic recovery with the Coastside Recovery Initiative, in coordination with San Mateo County, the Coastside Chamber of Commerce, and other key partners. This initiative will be guided by a diverse, multi-sector Recovery Task Force and will result in a set of action-based recommendations that address both immediate recovery and what it will take to create a more equitable, vibrant, and resilient economy over the long-term.

For more information, please view the staff report and presentation from the January 19, 2021 City Council Meeting.

Coastside Recovery Initiative Task Force

Thank you for your interest in the Coastside Recovery Initiative Task Force! We are currently reviewing the numerous applications we have received. We will provide updates on the first RTF meeting.

Community involvement will be key to the success of this initiative and the RTF will play an important role in helping develop recommendations that will lead to a more equitable, vibrant, and resilient economy. One coastside, together.

Globally, the tourism and hospitality industry, restaurants, and small businesses have been hit particularly hard by this pandemic. These same sectors make up the majority of the local economy of the Coastside, and inclusion of these and other business sectors will be an important factor in managing task force representation for this project.

The pandemic has also exposed long-standing economic disparities so ensuring that recovery efforts are inclusive of disadvantaged communities and those most affected by COVID-19 in our community is an important guiding principle for this project. Another guiding principle is collaboration and that local governments, business, nonprofits, and the community at large all have a role to play in creating a Coastside economy that works for everyone.