Mission Statement

Achieve the objectives of the Planned Agricultural Development Ordinance to preserve agriculture production in the County.



Every 2nd Monday of the Month
October-February: 7:00pm-9:00pm
March-September: 7:30pm-9:00pm


Half Moon Bay Historic Train Depot
110 Higgins Canyon Road
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Member Roster
Current Membership Title Appointed Expires Representing
Robert Marsh Chairman 07/01/13 6/30/17 Farmer/Grower
BJ Burnes Vice Chairman 07/01/13 06/30/17 Farmer/Grower
Robert Cevsco, Jr. Member 07/01/13 06/30/17 Farmer/Grower
Louie Figone Member 07/01/14 06/30/18 Farmer/Grower
John Vars Member 01/24/17 06/30/20 Farmer/Grower
Doniga Markegard Member 04/23/13 06/30/17 Farmer/Grower
Peter Marchi Member 11/20/13 06/30/17 Farmer/Grower
VACANT Member     Conservationist
Brenda Bonner Member 04/23/13 06/30/17 Public
VACANT Member     Agriculture Business
Marilyn Johnson Member 06/19/2014 06/30/17 Public
Fred Crowder Non-Voting     Agricultural Commission
Rob Bartoli Non-Voting     Planning Liason
Jess Brown Non-Voting     Farm Bureau
Jim Howard Non-Voting     Natural Resource Conservation
Igor Lacan Non-Voting     UC Coop. Extension

Rob Bartoli, Planner II


Fifteen Members, one (1) Agricultural Business, one (1) Conservationist, seven (7) Farmer/Growers, two (2) Public Members and four (4) Non-Voting members (Executive Director, San Mateo County Farm Bureau; Executive Director; San Mateo County Resource Conservation District; County Director; UC Cooperative Extension; and County Agricultural Commissioner)


4 Years; maximum 12 years (applies only after 1995)


To actively assist in the preservation of agriculture on the Coast side, advising and recommending to the County Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors


Board of Supervisors




Ordinance 2614 adopted October 16, 1979, creating Division VI, Section 6358, Board actions May 26, 1981, March 26, 1985, and November 7, 1995, Resolution 66228 adopted September 9, 2003, Resolution No. 66502 adopted February 14, 2004