The County Counsel has prepared the following title and summary of the chief purpose and points of the proposed measure:
(Ballot title and summary)
We, the undersigned, request that this initiative measure be enacted by the Board of Supervisors or submitted to the voters of San Mateo County in accordance with Section 3711 of the California Elections Code.
The people of the County of San Mateo ordain as follows:
(1) Policy 2.50b. f the San Mateo County Local Coastal Program is amended to read in its entirety:
2.50b. On Route 1, limit Phase I improvements to: (1) slow vehicle lanes on uphill grades and the following operational and safety improvements within the existing alignment or lands immediately adjacent; eliminatio nof hsarp curves, lane widening, wider shoulders to allow passage for emergency vehicles and signals at major intersections, and (2) construction of a tunnel for motorized vehicles only behind Devil's Slide through San Pedro Mountain. The tunnel design shall be consistent with (a) Coastal Act limits restricting Route 1 to a two-lane scenic highway, and (b) minimum state and federal tunnel standards. A separate trail for pedestrians and bicycles shall be provided outside the tunnel as specified in Policy 2.56 a.
(2) Policy 2.54b. of the Local Coastal Program is amended to read in its entirety:
2.54b. For Route 1, allow construction of a tunnel behind Devil's Slide through San Pedro Mountain. The tunnel should be given high priority for Federal and State highway funds. Until a tunnel is completed, the State should maintain and repair the road on the existing alignment. No part of Route 1 used by motor vehicles shall be built on any alignment that bisects Montara State Beach, including the "McNee Ranch Acquisition" except along the current Route 1 alignment. Any alternative to the tunnel, except the repair and reconstruction of the existing road, shall require approval by a majority of the voters of San Mateo County.
(3) Policy 2.56 a. of the Local Coastal Program is amended to read in its entirety:
2.56 a. Require, if funds are available, that CalTrans provide adjacent or separate facilities for bicycle and pedestrian trails in accordance with the policies of the Recreation and Visitor Serving Facilities Component and the County Bikeways Plan. If a tunnel is constructed behind Devil's Slide, require as part of the project that CalTrans construct a bicycle and pedestrian trail outside the tunnel.
Except as approved by the voters of San Mateo County subsequent to the effective date of this ordinance, if any existing or subsequently enacted provision of the General Plan, the Local Coastal Program, an area or special plan or other ordinance or resolution of the County of San Mateo, is inconsistent with this ordinance, that provision is superseded and rendered ineffective by this ordinance to the extent, but only to the extent, that it is inconsistent.
The Board of Supervisors shall submit in a timely and appropriate manner, with necessary supporting documents and information, any amendments made by this ordinance of the Local Coastal Program to the California Coastal Commission, and any amendment of the REgional Transportation Plan to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.
This ordinance shall become effective as provided by statute except that if all the General Plan Amendments permitted by law during the year in which this ordinance is enacted have been made, the ordinance shall become effective on January 1 of the following year.
This ordinance shall not be repealed or amended except by a majority of the voters of San Mateo County.
If any provision or application of this ordinance is held by the courts to be invalid, the invalidation shall not affect the validity of any other provision or the application of any provision.