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The Green Valley Trail alignment has been confirmed and plans are now at 90% completion for this one-mile section of the California Coastal Trail to connect the Devil’s Slide Trail to Gray Whale Cove parking lot and trail. The 6-foot-wide trail will have a natural soil surface for most of the alignment and will utilize an existing gravel road for a section, and include two boardwalks and a bridge to span wetlands. Two overlook areas with benches will allow for a pause to view the spectacular Green Valley as well as the Pacific Ocean to the north and south.
Pillar Point Harbor West Trail erosion protection design alternatives were considered by SMC Harbor Commissioners at their 9/7/2016 meeting. Despite their consultant’s (GHD) proposed preference of riprap (rock armoring), the Commissioners unanimously chose beach nourishment and shotcrete soil-nail wall which would be sculpted/colored to mimic on-site bedrock. Despite a higher initial cost, the Commissioners responded to public and CCC staff input for softer more natural aesthetic solutions. MCC letter & slide presentation – public comment on alternatives report
Nearby examples of sculpted/colored shotcrete are along Highway 1 at Devil’s Slide, and over Highway 92. Examples of shoreline installations are at Lands End in Pacifica and Pleasure Point in Santa Cruz.
Erosion caused the West Trail to be partially roped off from late 2011 to early 2016 when a partial emergency fix was constructed around a drainage culvert. Finalization of that emergency permit requires application to the Coastal Commission for a regular Coastal Development Permit for the 300-foot eroded segment of shoreline. History timeline with linked documents.
Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) is a county program that reaches out to people with a severe mental illness who are not connected to services and are challenged to live safely and stably in our community. The AOT team works to connect people to treatment to decrease mental health crises, hospitalizations, incarceration and homelessness while helping people achieve and maintain their physical and mental health. Learn more.
Candidate forums for local office are sponsored by MCC and moderated by League of Women Voters. Video recordings by PCT will be available on YouTube. Flyer - Roster of Candidates - Easy Voter Guide - Voters Edge
Sept 28 (Wed), 7:00 PM, 504 Ave Alhambra, third floor, El Granada
San Mateo County Harbor Commission (VIDEO)
2-year seat - Vote for 1
Brian Rogers, Tech Business Owner
Ed Larenas, Biologist / Coastal Advocate
4-year seat - Vote for 3
Sabrina Brennan, Harbor Commissioner
Tom Mattusch, Harbor Commissioner
Virginia Chang Kiraly, Appointed Incumbent
Shawn Mooney, Property Tax Auditor
Oct 4 (Tues) - 7:30 PM Seton Medical Center, Marine Bl, Moss Beach
Park in upper events lot - first left near top of hill
7:30: Montara Water & Sanitary District Board of Directors - Vote for 2
Scott Boyd, Incumbent
Kathryn Slater-Carter, Incumbent
Thomas “Gus” Peterson, Registered Water Engineer
8:30: Midcoast Community Council 2-year seat - Vote for 1
Barbra A. Mathewson, Community Volunteer
Brandon Kwan, Coastside Advocate / Ecologist
Oct 18 (Tues), 7:00 PM, 504 Ave Alhambra, third floor, El Granada
Cabrillo School Board - Vote for 2
Sophia Layne - Parent / Biotech Director
Kate Livingston - Incumbent
Kimberly K. Hines - Parent / Engineer
The Coastside Fire Protection District has submitted permit applications to the County for the new 12,340 s/f Granada Station #41 on the vacant parcel bounded by Obispo, Alhambra and Coronado, with entry via Obispo. PLANS
Coastal Development Permit (appealable to CA Coastal Commission)
Use Permit -- Design Review
Grading Permit (10,150 c/y cut & 160 c/y fill) -- Remove 7 trees
Environmental Impact Report
Subdivision to split 2.7-acre parcel into 0.32-acre in C1 zone at Portola
and 2.37 acres in EG zone along Obispo to Coronado.
Parcel size will be 2.37 acres where minimum is 3.5 acres.
Building height 30 ft where 16 ft maximum is allowed
Front/rear setbacks 8 ft combined, where 70 ft minimum is required
Lot coverage 11.9% where 10% maximum is allowed
San Mateo County Office of Sustainability seeks volunteers to help with the annual Bike/Pedestrian Count during the week of September 12-18, 2016. Participate in a volunteer orientation and commit to at least two 2-hour shifts (morning/evening/weekend timeslots and Coastside locations available).
Help gather data on demand and trends in sustainable transportation. For more info email: firstname.lastname@example.org
More about Highway 1 erosion protection at Surfers' Beach here.