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.   

Candidate Forums

SMC Harbor Commission 4-year term, 2-year term - VIDEO

Coastside Fire District Board, October 7, Tuesday, 7pm
GCSD meeting room, 504 Alhambra, third floor, El Granada
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Focus Topics 

Comprehensive planning update of Princeton area land use plans, development polices and zoning regulations.

Phase 1, Community Visioning Report, Oct 2013
Phase 2, Existing Conditions Report, May 2014
Phase 3, Conceptual Alternatives Evaluation:
   Presentation (video at 24:44) at MCC Sept 10 of
   Draft Alternatives Workbook
   Community Workshop Oct 2, 6:30-8:30 PM, Oceano Hotel

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Big Wave Project is back with a North Parcel Alternative

Major subdivision and development proposed for 15 acres of agricultural land and wetlands west of HMB Airport.
     5-bldg business park – 189,000 s/f
     4-bldg residential Wellness Center – 90,000 s/f
     Parking for 554 cars (incl. 92 for public beach use)
     15-yr Development Agreement with County
Big Wave Issues Page

Permit processing schedule:
Jul 31 - Sept 2: Environmental document public comment period
Aug 13: Informational at Planning Commission (staff report)  &
    MCC: presentation/video.   8/27 MCC commentsvideo
Coastside Design Review Committee: continued Jul 7, Sep 11
Planning Commission evening hearing on Coastside date to be determined

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Connect the Coastside is a Comprehensive Transportation Management Plan that will identify programs and improvements along Hwy 1 & 92 to accommodate the Coastside’s future transportation needs as it grows toward build-out. The technical study will coincide with broad public outreach to ensure that the final Plan reflects the unique character and vision of local residents and businesses. The online Virtual Workshop is open for your ideas.

The Comprehensive Transportation Management Plan is a requirement of the 2012 Midcoast update to the Local Coastal Program (LCP Policy 2.53). In December 2013 the Board of Supervisors approved $500,000 to fund the project, which is scheduled for completion mid-2015. Scope of work and timeline.
Related studies & projects: Hwy 1 Issues Page.

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Pillar Point Harbor Priorities

County Harbor District is developing a Strategic Business Plan.
VIDEO of 7/10/14 kick-off meeting.
MCC overview presentation & initial comments on priorities.
2014 Grand Jury Report recommends dissolution of Harbor District,
        District reponse.  LAFCo recommended response
Harbor/Shoreline Issues Page

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Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan Update

The ALUCP affects future land uses and development surrounding the HMB airport. Land use policies address height of structures for airspace protection, aircraft noise impacts, and safety compatibility criteria near the ends of the runway.  FAQ's  -  Draft Final ALUCP revised 8/8/14, with response to comments.

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Montara Coast - Public Access & Views
Most of Montara’s spectacular rocky shoreline is only visible to the public from the ends of county streets west of Highway 1. Private encroachments into the public right-of-way are diminishing this coastal access.  Online petition to Board of Supervisors has over 400 signatures.

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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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Sunday
Sep142014

Big Wave Project Update

DPW (County Dept of Public Works) submitted Sept 9 comments on BW North Parcel Alternative requiring the condition that mitigation measure at Highway 1 and Cypress (signal or roundabout) be approved and coordinated with Caltrans, and constructed by the applicant prior to issuance of building permit at no cost to the County.

CDRC (Coastside Design Review Committee) considered the project again on Sept 11 (continued from July 10), but continued to be frustrated with the lack of design detail of what they termed a “moving target”.  Project Engineer Scott Holmes agreed that the project has not yet been designed by an architect. 

CDRC members went so far as to sketch some ideas to demonstrate how the building and parking layout could be designed to take advantage of the unique assets of the site such as views for the occupants, improved pedestrian circulation and outdoor spaces for residents and other building occupants, and to attempt to bring the development more into line with existing community character (small scale eclectic).

Leaving architectural design until after the project is approved, as the developer proposed to do, is problematic because the major subdivision creates separate parcels of the footprints of the commercial buildings in their existing size, shape, orientation, and location, which could not be changed after the project is approved.

CDRC continued the item until date uncertain.  This means the Oct 22 Planning Commission decision hearing will be pushed out to perhaps December or January.

Saturday
Sep132014

Housing Element Community Workshop Sept 17

The Housing Element of San Mateo County’s General Plan is being updated and you are invited to share your ideas.   (Housing Element FAQ's)

What kind of housing is needed?
Where should new housing be located?
What can be done to make housing more affordable and accessible for all?

Community Workshop 
September 17, 2014, 6:30 – 9:00 pm
504 Avenue Alhambra, third floor, El Granada

Thursday
Sep112014

LAFCo Considers Grand Jury Report on Harbor District Sept. 17

San Mateo County 2014 Civil Grand Jury Report recommended dissolution of the SMC Harbor District.  The Harbor District’s written response to the report was based on the majority Board opinion and disagreed with most of the report’s findings.

San Mateo County LAFCo (Local Agency Formation Commission) is also required to respond to the Grand Jury Report, which they will take up at their September 17, 2014, meeting.  The recommended LAFCo response, from Executive Officer Martha Poyatos, agrees with many or most of the report’s findings and agrees to the recommendation that LAFCo initiate a service review of the Harbor District by year-end.  The response recommends that any application for dissolution of the Harbor District be deferred until the municipal service review is completed.  

Wednesday
Sep102014

Candidate Forums Sept. 11 & Oct. 7

San Mateo County Harbor Commission
    2-year term: 3 candidates for 1 seat
    4-year term: 6 candidates for 2 seats
Thursday, September 11, 2014, 7:00 pm - VIDEO
Cypress Meadows, 343 Cypress Ave, Moss Beach

Coastside Fire Protection District
    1-year term: 3 candidates for 1 seat
Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 7:00 pm
GCSD, 504 Ave Alhambra, third floor, El Granada

League of Women Voters (LWV) will moderate the forums, asking questions submitted in writing by the public at the meeting.   LWV asks that people refrain from displaying political literature or signs in the meeting.

Candidate Forums will be video-recorded by Pacific Coast TV (PCT, local cable channel 27), and broadcast periodically until Election Day, November 4.   Video also available on YouTube.

Thursday
Sep042014

MCC Meeting September 10, 7pm

AGENDA

Plan Princeton Draft Alternatives: Presentation by project consultants of Draft Conceptual Alternatives for the Princeton Planning Update. (video at 24:44)

Desired Outcome: Council will provide feedback on any key items missed, any concerns with the concepts, and whether the alternatives are responsive to the Princeton Community Visioning and Existing Conditions Reports. (initial comments by MCC rep on Steering Committee)

Please note:  October 2 Community Workshop will be the best venue to provide personal preferences and opinions on the alternatives.  
Thursday, October 2, 6:30-8:30 PM at Oceano Hotel, Capistrano Rd, Princeton

Consent agenda: Minutes for August 27, 2014

Location: Granada Sanitary District (GSD) meeting room,
              504 Ave Alhambra, third floor, El Granada
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Friday
Aug292014

Big Wave North Parcel Alternative Project Comments

September 2 is the last day to submit comments on the Big Wave EIR Addendum in order to have them included in the County’s written Response to Comments. 

MCC 8/27/14 comment letter
Video of 8/27 MCC presentation/discussion of comment letter
Submit comments to: Camille Leung, Project Planner, cleung@smcgov.org
Project environmental documents (County page)
MCC issues page on Big Wave Project

The Addendum to the 2010 Big Wave Project Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was available for 30-day public review and comment July 31 – September 2.  Public comment on the project may be submitted up until the Planning Commission decision hearing, but comments received after the September 2 deadline will not be included in the County’s written Response to Comments.

Thursday
Aug282014

Carlos St. Improvement Project at Moss Beach Post Office

A "Green Streets" improvement project is getting underway on the east side of Carlos St. in the Moss Beach Post Office block. Construction is scheduled for September through November 2014. The project involves construction of bioretention swales, parking, bicycle, and pedestrian safety improvements. Planning Commission staff report includes detailed design plans to see what the project will look like, and photos that explain where the area stormwater flows. The motivation for the project is to reduce pollutants in stormwater runoff before they reach the Marine Reserve. Learn more in the Fitzgerald ASBS Pollution Prevention 2014 Summer Newsletter.

Friday
Aug222014

MCC Meeting August 27, 7pm

AGENDA

"Connect the Coastside", a Comprehensive Transportation Management Plan 
Presentation  --  Hwy 1 Issues Page

Big Wave North Parcel Alternative (NPA)
MCC comments (approved)

See "Focus Topics" in right column for more info and links on these topics.

Consent agenda: Minutes for July 23July 31, and August 13, 2014

Location: Granada Sanitary District (GSD) meeting room,
              504 Ave Alhambra, third floor, El Granada
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Thursday
Aug212014

Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan Comment Extended

September 10 is the new deadline for comments on the HMB Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan (ALUCP) Update.  The ALUCP affects future land uses and development surrounding the HMB Airport.   Land use policies address height of structure for airspace protection, aircraft noise impacts, and safety compatibility criteria near the ends of the runway. 

FAQ's  -  Draft Final ALUCP revised 8/8/14, with response to comments.

Saturday
Aug162014

Gulf of Farallones Sanctuary Advisory Council, Aug. 20

Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council holds one of their meetings on the Coastside each year:
Wednesday, August 20, 9:15 AM – 4:00 PM (agenda)
HMB Yacht Club, 214 Princeton Ave, Princeton.

The Advisory Council provides the sanctuary superintendent with advice on a variety of issues.  It serves as a liaison to the community regarding sanctuary issues and relays the community’s interests, concerns, and management needs to the sanctuary.  As a community-based body the advisory council members represent public interest groups, local industry, commercial and recreational user groups, academia, conservation groups, government agencies, and the general public.