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, and a context-appropriate highway circulation plan for Moss Beach

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Half Moon Bay Local Coastal Program Update
HMB Planning Commission Study Sessions
     7pm at HMB Library: 
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.

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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 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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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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Sunday
Dec092018

MCC Meeting Dec 12, 2018

MCC Agenda for Dec 12, 2018, 7pm at GCSD
         504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada
Supporting material:  
        Consent: Minutes for Nov 14, 2018
Letter of Resignation

Saturday
Dec012018

Roundabout Concepts for Calif Av, Moss Beach

MCC commissioned Roundabout Expert Michael Wallwork to prepare roundabout concept designs for California Ave at Hwy 1 in Moss Beach. The concept plans provide an idea as to approximate size and shape of possible roundabouts at this intersection. MCC provided these to the County for consideration as intersection improvements are contemplated.

The close proximity of the frontage road Carlos is the most difficult part of the design, although acute right turns and vehicle conflicts are probably no more restrictive or dangerous than existing conditions. Wienke Way, the fifth leg of the intersection, is accommodated by rerouting highway access slightly north. Vehicles entering the highway from Wienke would turn right only, and would go around the roundabout in order to head north on the highway.

Next step for California Ave intersection is a formal Intersection Control Evaluation (ICE) as required by Caltrans when intersection improvements are contemplated.  The ICE for Cypress has already determined that “a multi-lane roundabout will better improve operations, increase safety, and be more contextually sound, as compared to a signal.” (evaluation - 10% design - Wallwork review)  These two intersections must be considered together for a context-appropriate circulation plan for Moss Beach. Connect the Coastside draft plan indicates that Cypress and California are the only Midcoast highway intersections that have sufficient current and future side street traffic volume to warrant signalization or roundabout.
More info on roundabouts.

Saturday
Nov242018

MCC Nov 28, 2018, meeting canceled

Tuesday
Nov202018

Tree Ordinance Update Workshop 11/28/18

San Mateo County Planning Commission will hold a public workshop to consider a new Protected Tree Ordinance that would replace the Significant and Heritage Tree Ordinances.

Nov 28, 2018, 9:00 – 11:30 AM
400 County Center, Board of Supervisors Chambers

Meeting objectives are to provide the Planning Commission and members of the general public opportunity to review the proposed Protected Tree Ordinance, ask questions and provide comments.

The proposed ordinance retains the protection thresholds of both current ordinances, increases protection of indigenous species, and streamlines permitting for a small class of trees considered nuisance or invasive species (including blue gum eucalyptus and also Monterey pine in designated high fire hazard areas).

Early next year there will be a presentation at MCC, and circulation of an environmental review document before formal consideration of the final document by the Planning Commission.

Agenda  --  Staff report and proposed ordinance  --  Project website

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
Cypress/Hwy 1 near-term options

UPDATE: 11/14/18 meeting video & minutes
11/24/18: Calif Av roundabout concepts

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
    Supervisor Horsley letter to Caltrans re direct hwy access

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.