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.

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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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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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Half Moon Bay Local Coastal Program Update
HMB Planning Commission Study Sessions
     7pm at HMB Library: 
Nov 27 Natural Resources
Dec 19 Coastal Access/Hazards, Scenic Resources
Jan 22 Development, Agriculture
City Council hopes to approve updated LCP Land Use Plan to be submitted to the Coastal Commission for certification in 2019.
10/24/17 Presentation  & video (@3min) on Land Use Policy & Growth Management by Dr. Charles Lester.

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

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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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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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Saturday
Nov102018

MCC Meeting Nov 14, 2018

MCC Agenda for Nov 14, 2018, 7pm at GCSD
         504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada
Supporting material:  
        Consent: Minutes for Oct 24, 2018
Study session presentationHwy 1 issues page
California Av roundabout: consultant proposal

UPDATE: 11/14/18 meeting video & minutes

Friday
Nov022018

Harbor District Strategic Plan Forum 11/13/18

What are your suggestions for District long-term priorities to improve the harbors at Pillar Point and Oyster Point? In what ways can the harbors enhance the economy, environment, and recreation in our county?
Help define future Harbor District priorities by participating in one of two Community Forums:
     6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
     Oyster Point Marina - Nov 7 – 33 Arroyo Dr, South San Francisco
     Pillar Point Harbor - Nov 13 – 504 Ave Alhambra, El Granada

Sunday
Oct212018

MCC Meeting Oct 24, 2018

MCC Agenda for Oct 24, 2018, 7pm at GCSD
         504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada
Supporting material:  
        Consent: Minutes for Sept 26, 2018
Midcoast Design Standards Update Project:
   CDRC Presentation  -  Background
   Land Use Planning & Development Approval

UPDATE: 10/24/18 meeting video & minutes

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
     *Nancy Reyering, Businesswoman/ Conservationist/ Sailor 
      Sepi Richardson, Financial Management Consultant
      Henry Sutter, Sheriff’s Sergeant/ Businessman

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

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

8:15-9:15 pm - Montara Water & Sanitary District – Vote for 3*
Video - 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.

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