MCC Meetings                    

2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 7 PM, GCSD meeting room,
504 Ave Alhambra, Third Floor, El Granada.   Email Agendas.   
Broadcast on Channel 27, the following Thurs 8PM & Fri 10AM.
See Archives for past meetings with video links.

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Focus Topics 

The County is developing a Comprehensive Transportation Management Plan (CTMP) to address cumulative traffic impacts of Midcoast residential development on Highway 1 & 92.  Based on an analysis of traffic impacts at buildout, specific policies will be developed to offset the demand for all peak period vehicle trips generated by new residential development.  The plan will evaluate expanded public transit, bike/ped facilities, and programs for traffic mitigation fees on new development, and mandatory lot merger and lot retirement. Project planner is James Hinkamp jhinkamp@smcgov.org

Transportation Alternatives, draft report April 2015
      Public Workshop April 15 - community group statement
      Briefing to MCC April 8 - presentation - video @32 min - minutes
Buildout Analysis & Traffic Projections Report, Nov 2014
Related studies & projects: Hwy 1 Issues Page.

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Midcoast Highway 1 Crossings, Medians, Left Turn Lanes
Preliminary Planning Study
Design alternatives summary
Online survey closes April 15.  
Community Workshop March 11 - video.
More information:  MCC Highway 1 Issues Page.

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Comprehensive planning update of Princeton area land use plans, development polices and zoning regulations. Project planner is Summer Burlison, sburlison@smcgov.org
Preferred Plan & Policy Framework -- Miss the April workshop? Review the presentation boards here and share your ideas.
Project website  --  MCC Princeton Issues Page

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 Big Wave Project North Parcel Alternative, a major development for agricultural land and wetlands west of HMB Airport, was approved by the SMC Planning Commission 4-1 on Jan 14.  
MCC commentsStaff PresentationVideoLetter of Decision.
Existing aerial view vs project simulation

Group Appeal to Board of Supervisors was filed Jan 29.
Tentative hearing date May 19

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Pillar Point Harbor Issues

RV Park: MCC 1/28/15 letter - images.
District Priorities: MCC 7/9/14 letter - Overview Presentation.
Dredging/Beach Replenishment:
MCC 9/10/13 letter.
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Montara Coast - Public Access & Views
Private encroachments into the 7th St right-of-way diminish public coastal access & views.  Online petition.
On Feb 25 the Planning Commission approved 7th St fence removal & new encroaching fence.
New encroaching fence appealed to Board of Supervisors by Montara resident.

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 Midcoast Water Pollution Reduction Program

What’s in the water and what we can do to help protect our watershed and the marine reserve – Newsletter 2014.


 

  

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Saturday
Apr182015

Midcoast Parks Forum April 22

Thursday
Apr162015

Coastal Sediment Management Draft Plan Available for Review

Coastal Regional Sediment (sand) Management Plans (CRSMP) are being developed for specific portions of the coast (littoral cells).  The program seeks to present ways to restore and preserve beaches, reduce the proliferation of protective shoreline structures, sustain recreation and tourism, enhance public safety and access, restore coastal sandy habitats, and identify cost-effective solutions for restoration of areas impacted by excess sediment.  

Santa Cruz Littoral Cell CRSMP includes the coastline from Pillar Point to Moss Landing (including Pillar Point Harbor). The DRAFT PLAN (80MB) has been released for public review April 15 - May 15, 2015.
Comments, suggested edits, general feedback, etc. may be sent to Brad.Damitz@noaa.gov.

There is an Executive Summary here if you don't want to dive right into the 300-page document.

Saturday
Apr042015

MCC Meeting April 8

AGENDA

Location: GCSD meeting room, 504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada

Wednesday
Mar252015

POST Buys Last Private Land on Pillar Point Bluff 

Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) has completed purchase of the last private land on Pillar Point Bluff, with plans to transfer the property to County Parks by year-end.  The 21-acre parcel lies between the Pillar Ridge Manufactured Home Community and the ocean.  This addition to the County’s Pillar Point Bluff preserve will connect a gap in the California Coastal Trail, though there is no timeline yet for actual trail improvements.  Press release

Wednesday
Mar182015

MCC Meeting March 25, 7PM

AGENDA
Plan Princeton Preferred Plan & Policy Framework - slide presentation
HMB Yacht Club ADA beach access ramp
Consent agenda: Minutes for 2/25/15

Location: GCSD meeting room, 504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada

Wednesday
Mar042015

Hwy 1 Crossings/Medians/Turn Lanes: Mar 11 Public Workshop

The March 11 MCC meeting will be a public workshop at special venue: 7:00 – 8:30 PM, Cypress Meadows, 343 Cypress Ave, Moss Beach.  Agenda - Flyer - Video

New design alternatives for Midcoast Highway 1 crossings, medians, & left turn lanes will be presented by the County’s traffic consultants, followed by Q&A, and community feedback. The design revisions are a result of public feedback at two community workshops last summer.  

A more in-depth Preliminary Planning Study and an online survey are available on the County's Speakout site (comment deadline April 15).  
See MCC Highway 1 issues page for more background and related issues.

Saturday
Feb212015

MCC Meeting Feb 25, 7pm

AGENDA
MCC elections change from odd to even years -- 2010 HMB Review editorial.
Resolution (as approved)

PLN2014-00133 house addition 115 West Point Ave on Princeton shoreline. MCC comments (approved)
Staff Report / Request for Continuance
2/23/15 CCC staff comments

Consent agenda: Minutes for 2/11/15
Location: GCSD meeting room, 504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada

Thursday
Feb192015

Surfer’s Beach Shoreline Protection Project: Community Meeting Feb 26

Community Meeting hosted by Supervisor Horsley, Thurs, Feb 26, 7PM
GCSD meeting room, 504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada

Permit application is ready to submit to the Coastal Commission to protect the highway at the eroded section at Surfers’ Beach, with goal for construction summer 2015.  Project elements include rock armoring, Coastal Trail connection, and a stairway to the beach. Press release.
Slide Presentation - Meeting Video - Hwy 1 Issues Page

Wednesday
Feb182015

7th St Coastal Access at Planning Commission Feb 25

SMC Planning Commission Feb 25 Agenda includes two fence permit applications which would allow a private property owner to continue to fence off a portion of the coastal end of 7th St in Montara for his private use, albeit a smaller area with less obtrusive fencing than before. See Montara Coastal Access page for more background on this issue. Online petition has 400+ signatures, including many personal comments.

PLN2014-00302 (Public Works Dept) would remove a large portion of the existing 6-ft+ wall across the end of 7th St, but would allow some of the encroaching "fence" to remain in the right-of-way, blocking public access and views, for the private benefit of the neighboring property owner.  MCC comments - CCC staff comments - Planning Commission staff report

PLN2015-00020 (Westerfield) would allow a new private fence within the public right-of-way in order to add 300 sq.ft. of coastal bluff to the neighboring property owner's front yard.  MCC comments - CCC staff commentsPlanning Commission staff report - modified fence plan

Additional comments/images on both permits

Saturday
Feb072015

MCC Meeting Feb 11, 7pm

AGENDA
New El Granada Fire Station - Q&A - PO parcel image
Consent Agenda: Minutes for 1/28/15
Location: GCSD meeting room, 504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada