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 9:30AM.
See Archives for past meetings with video links.

Candidate Forums 2018

October 10: 7:00 pm Harbor District  -  Video
                    8:15pm Cabrillo School Board  -  Video
October 16: 7:00 pm Granada Community Services District
                    8:15 pm Montara Water & Sanitary District

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Focus Topics

Introduction to Local Government:              District boundaries, services provided, decision-making bodies.

Land Use Planning & Development Approval Process

Transportation Planning & Projects

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Coastside Design Review Committee
openings for Miramar and Montara

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Cypress Point Affordable Housing Community 
Proposed 71-unit affordable housing community at Carlos/Sierra in Moss Beach - 
See MCC Affordable Housing page.

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Dunes Beach Hotel/RV in HMB
MCC news post -- CGF comments -- City webpage on proposal

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A Comprehensive Transportation Management Plan is being developed to address cumulative traffic impacts of Midcoast development on Highway 1 & 92. Final draft expected for review/adoption early 2019.

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Modern Roundabouts
--a safer choice than traffic signals
--promoted by CaltransFHWAAARP, and
Midcoast Hwy 1 Safety & Mobility Study.
Cypress roundabout: MCC 8/9/17 minutes & 5/11/16 letter.
Cypress roundabout evaluation - 10% design - MCC review

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Quarry Park Master Plan
(includes Mirada Surf -- park map)
County Parks is developing this document that will help guide park improvements over a period of at least 20 years. 

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Harbor Village RV Park
50-space facility proposed at Capistrano & Hwy 1

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Vallemar Bluff 4-House Development

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Comprehensive planning update of Princeton area land use plans, development polices and zoning regulations began in 2013. Draft plan for public review: early 2019.

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Half Moon Bay Local Coastal Program Update

City Council hopes to approve updated LCP Land Use Plan to be submitted to the Coastal Commission for certification by Oct 2018. Presentation  & video (@3min) on Land Use Policy & Growth Management by Dr. Charles Lester, former CCC Executive Director.

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SFO Aircraft Noise

MCC 9/13/17 informational forum --
video, slide presentation, links

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Friday
Sep212018

MCC Meeting Sept 26, 2018

MCC Agenda for September 26, 2018, 7:00pm at GCSD
           504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada
Supporting material:  
          Consent: Minutes for August 22, 2018
Cypress Point Affordable Housing: MCC comments (approved)
          8/22/18 presentation  -  9/24/18 DPW comments 
          Caltrans comments 8/29/18 - 4/9/18
          submittal (County page) - MCC Affordable Housing page
Highway Direct Access: MCC letter (approved)
          4/25/18 presentation 
Airport St. Propane Facility: MCC comments (approved)
          referral - site plan - Fire Marshall comments
          MCC presentations: 1/11/1710/11/17
Tsunami Hazard Maps: MCC letter (approved)
          1973 map, legend; 2009 maps north, south

UPDATE: 9/26/18 meeting video & minutes

Thursday
Sep132018

La Costanera Restaurant Granted Permit for Outdoor Patio

On 9/13/18 the California Coastal Commission (CCC) approved an amendment to the popular Montara Beach restaurant’s Coastal Development Permit, allowing use of the lower patio, which was built without permits in 2008.  To mitigate for parking impacts on public beach access, a condition of approval requires the applicant to improve the adjacent State Parks informal dirt parking lot.  The parking lot improvements must be completed within two years, but the restaurant will be allowed to seat patrons on their patio immediately.         (staff report, exhibits)

Other public access improvements around the restaurant are planned for construction in the coming months, including improved public access trail, view seating areas and clear signage indicating the shared beach access parking in the restaurant lots. These were included in the consent agreement between the CCC and the property owners in March 2017, which resolved a range of long-standing Coastal Act violations at La Costanera. 

MCC has expressed concerns about the deteriorating rip-rap that was permitted by the County in 1984 to protect the restaurant from erosion. As a condition of the County Use Permit amendment for the patio a year ago, a rip-rap repair plan is required from the property owner within one year (by Oct 2018). Removal of excess view-blocking boulders from the bluff top will be considered in that assessment.

Saturday
Sep082018

Ohlone-Portolá Heritage Trail Meeting 9/25/18

Public Information Meetings on the Ohlone-Portolá Heritage Trail project:
   7:00-9:00 pm:
   Tues, Sept 25: Pacifica Community Center, 540 Crespi Dr.
   Mon, Oct 1: Pescadero Community Hall, 112 Stage Rd.
   Tues, Oct 2: Woodside Town Hall, 2955 Woodside Rd.

Learn about the proposed trail network and how in 1769 a Spanish explorer, through the graciousness and knowledge of the Ohlone people, shaped the course of San Mateo County history.

Take a brief online survey, through Oct 17, to help gauge community interest and gather information to help guide the project.

Saturday
Sep082018

MCC Sept 12, 2018, meeting canceled

Friday
Sep072018

Candidate Forums for Nov 2018 Elections

Location: 504 Ave Alhambra, third floor, El Granada - Flyer 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 
7:00-8:00 pm – SMC Harbor Commission – Vote for 2
Video - Voter's Edge Profiles
      Ed Larenas, Harbor Commissioner/ Scientist
      Sepi Richardson, Financial Management Consultant
      Henry Sutter, Sheriff’s Sergeant/ Businessman
      Nancy Reyering, Businesswoman/ Conservationist/ Sailor 

8:15-9:15 pm - Cabrillo School Board – Vote for 3
Video - Voter's Edge Profiles
      Mary Beth Alexander
      Lizet Cortes, Juvenile Counselor/ Parent
      Rob Pappalardo, Incumbent
      Freya McCamant, Incumbent

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
7:00-8:00 pm - Granada Community Services District – Vote for 3.
Voter's Edge Profiles
      Barbara Dye, Appointed Incumbent
      Nancy Reed Marsh, Retired Executive
      David Michael Seaton, Incumbent
      Eric Suchomel, Environmental Engineer 

8:15-9:15 pm - Montara Water & Sanitary District – Vote for 3.
Voter's Edge Profiles
      Jim Harvey, Incumbent
      Ric Lohman, Retired Computer Professional
      Eric Marshall, Director Project Management
      Erin Deinzer, Writer

League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County moderates the candidate forums, asking questions submitted by the public at the meeting.

Video recordings by PCT will be available on YouTube.  

Monday
Aug272018

No MCC Election for 2018-2022 Term

Four candidates for four open seats on Midcoast Community Council means there will be no MCC election in November 2018.  

Candidate statements are linked here:
Dave Olson (incumbent) - El Granada
Claire Toutant (incumbent) - Moss Beach
Len Erickson - El Granada
Michelle Weil - Moss Beach

At the December 12, 2018, MCC meeting, the four candidates will be sworn in for their four-year terms, and two councilmembers will retire: Chris Johnson, after serving five years, and Brandon Kwan after serving two years.

Saturday
Aug182018

MCC Meeting Aug 22, 2018

MCC Agenda for August 22, 2018, 7:00pm at GCSD
           504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada
Supporting material:  
          Consent: Minutes for August 8, 2018
Cypress Point Affordable Housing: submittal (County page)
          referral  -  presentation  -  MCC comments (approved)
          Planning Director & Commissioner email exchange
          MWSD answers to water/sewer questions 8/4/16
          MCC Affordable Housing page

UPDATE: 8/22/18 meeting video & minutes

Friday
Aug172018

Summary of Community Housing Conversation

A detailed summary is now posted of the 7/15/18 Community Conversation on Housing.  About 90 community members attended, about half indicating they work in Half Moon Bay. The meeting format consisted of two brief informational presentations, each followed by group discussions among participants at 13 tables.

Median household income in Half Moon Bay is $106,000. About one-quarter of the community has a household income of over $200,000. Another quarter has a household income of $50,000 or less per year. About three-quarters of residents commute outside of Half Moon Bay to work. The three largest local industries are agriculture, tourism, and commercial fishing, all of which tend to skew to lower-wage jobs. The current median home price is $1.2 million, which requires a monthly mortgage payment of over $4,500. The current median rent for a one-bedroom unit is $2,600 per month. 

The second community conversation on housing is scheduled for 10/23/18.

Saturday
Aug042018

MCC Meeting Aug 8, 2018

MCC Agenda for August 8, 2018, 7:00pm at GCSD
           504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada
Supporting material:  
          Minutes for July 11, 2018

UPDATE: 8/8/18 meeting video & minutes

Saturday
Aug042018

Roundabouts for Moss Beach

Whatever misgivings people may have had about unfamiliar roundabouts seemed to evaporate when two traffic signals were proposed for Moss Beach (at California and Cypress) in the 2016 draft Connect-the-Coastside recommended transportation improvements. That year MCC asked Supervisor Horsley to support roundabouts instead of signals in the Midcoast. He agreed and has followed through. A revised final draft transportation plan from Connect-the-Coastside is due for public review late summer/early fall 2018.

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