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.

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Focus Topics

Vallemar Bluff 4-House Development

Story poles are up. Coastside Design Review Committee continued the item from July to future meeting.

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Quarry Park Master Plan
(includes Mirada Surf -- park map)
Get involved in developing this document that will guide park improvements over the next 20 years.
Community meetings:  July 25, Oct 3
Tuesday at 7pm at El Granada School.

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Plan Half Moon Bay
HMB General Plan & Local Coastal Program Update are ongoing. Midcoast residents are encouraged to get involved. HMB Planning Commission July 25 joint study session with Park/Rec Commission on Coastal Recreation: 7pm at Ted Adcock.

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Coastside Design Review Committee openings:  Applications being accepted for appointment to CDRC which meets in El Granada at 1:30pm on the second Thurs of the month. CDRC reviews new Midcoast residential building plans for compliance with Design Review standards. Openings for community reps and for architect or landscape architect -- application deadline 8/4/17.

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SMC Parks Dog Management Committee is developing dog-management policy updates for County Parks.
Meetings are open to the public: Aug 21, 2pm
455 County Center, Room 402, RWC

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Modern Roundabouts
--a safer choice than traffic signals
--promoted by CaltransFHWAAARP, and
Midcoast Hwy 1 Safety & Mobility Study
--MCC letters May & April 2016

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Comprehensive Transportation Management Plan (CTMP) is being developed to address cumulative traffic impacts of Midcoast development on Highway 1 & 92. 

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Affordable Housing 
Local non-profit MidPen expects to submit development plans to the County by end June 2017 for the 11-acre north Moss Beach affordable housing site. First step in County public process will be Pre-Application Workshop.

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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: fall 2017.

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Friday
Jul212017

MCC Meeting July 26, 2017

AGENDA for July 26, 2017, 7:00pm at GCSD
           504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada

Supporting documents:
Cannabis staff report & news article

MB Chevron referral/plans - draft comments
       2014 MCC presentation
Arbor Ln application/site plan - draft comments
       2016 MCC presentation & letter -- Jul 2017 CDRC continuance
Vallemar Bluff page & draft comments on 4-house project
       2016 MCC presentation & letter on 5-house project

Consent:  Minutes for July 12, 2017

Friday
Jul072017

MCC Meeting July 12, 2017

AGENDA for July 12, 2017, 7:00pm at GCSD
           504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada

Supporting documents:
Plan Princeton background

Gray Whale Cove:  memo to Council -- grant support letter
     concept plan -- project summary -- grant requirements
     Midcoast crossings project page -- summary history

Consent:  Minutes for June 28, 2017
               Fiscal year 2016-2017 Treasurer Report

UPDATE: 7/12/17 meeting Video and Minutes

Sunday
Jul022017

Vallemar Bluff 4-house project Design Review Hearing July 13

Revised development plans have been submitted for the 2.5-acre blufftop property at Vallemar and Juliana in Moss Beach. The project has been down-sized from 7 lots to 4, with the houses set back away from the bluff edge. The developer intends to create a conservation easement for the rare Coastal Prairie habitat and provide for the coastal trail to retreat onto private property as the sea cliff naturally erodes.

The Coastside Design Review Committee (CDRC) will now evaluate the scale and design of the houses to determine if the project complies with the Midcoast Design Review Standards. The 4 houses are all well over 5,000 sq.ft. and their full height would rise straight up 3 stories (32.5 ft) above the Coastal Prairie as seen from the public bluff trail along this section of Fitzgerald Marine Reserve. The incomplete story poles make it seem the houses will be hidden in the trees – not so. Most of the tangle of trees will need to be removed, leaving all 4 houses in full view of the coastal bluff. The bar graph shows the square footage of the proposed houses (#9-12) compared to the surrounding neighborhood.  

Project approval process:
1 - Coastside Design Review Committee will determine if the project
     complies with the Midcoast Design Review Standards.  
     July 13, 2017, agenda
     [UPDATE: Item continued to future meeting for design changes]            
2 - Environmental Review document (Initial Study & Negative Declaration)
     will be published for 30-day public comment period.
3 - Planning Commission hearing for project decision
     (project is appealable to the Coastal Commission)

Project Planner: Dave Holbrook dholbrook@smcgov.org
Vallemar Bluff page has project plans, multi-year project history, and comments on earlier 6-house and 5-house versions.

Friday
Jun232017

MCC Meeting June 28, 2017

AGENDA for June 28, 2017, 7:00pm at GCSD
           504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada

Supporting documents:

Grant funding presentation (Ellie Dallman)
Parallel Trail funding MCC letter
Gray Whale Cove crossing background:
     crossings project page -- presentation

Princeton street-end improvements: presentation
       6/6/17 funding staff report
       2002 Vassar beach access concept plan
       2014 Yacht Club ramp & floating pier plan 
Consent: Minutes for May 24, 2017
              PLN2016-00327 (105 San Lucas) MCC  comments

UPDATE:  6/28/17 meeting Video & Minutes

Friday
Jun232017

Quarry Park Master Plan Online Survey

Get involved in development of the Quarry Park/ Mirada Surf Master Plan, which will guide improvements at this County Park over at least the next 20 years (park map).
--Take the online survey.
--Participate in upcoming community workshops:
      July 25 and October 3, at 7pm at El Granada School.
--Sign up to receive email project updates.

Wednesday
Jun212017

HMB Local Coastal Land Use Plan June 27 Study Session

HMB Planning Commission Study Session     VIDEO
Tues, June 27, 2017, at 7:00 PM
Emergency Operations Center, Kelly Ave, HMB

Coastal Access will be the focus of the June 27 session, which will feature a presentation posing options for Highway 1, in addition to topics relevant to coastal access, including trails, parking, and transit. Community members are encouraged to attend and participate during the public forum.โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹

Wednesday
Jun212017

Path of Pollutants from Watershed to Harbor

San Mateo County Resource Conservation District provided an update presentation to the Harbor Commission 6/21/2017 on their continuing investigation of sources of fecal bacteria from warm-blooded animals in Pillar Point Harbor, particularly at Capistrano Beach.  Past studies have shown that the pollution enters the harbor from watershed drainage (creek and storm drain outlets) rather than from boats.  The current investigation is focused on the upland areas that drain to Capistrano Beach: Denniston watershed, St. Augustine watershed, and Capistrano drainage.  
Video of presentation (at 13 min)

Wednesday
Jun142017

Pacifica City Council Asks Caltrans to Abandon Hwy 1 Widening Project 

The Calera Parkway Project proposed to widen Highway 1 to six lanes between Fassler and Reina del Mar in an effort to ease peak-hour congestion.  During years of local controversy, twice as many Pacificans spoke against the widening at every opportunity.  The project EIR is tied up in the courts.  Then the 2016 elections brought a shift in City Council majority on this issue.

In March 2017 the Pacifica City Council adopted an ordinance that prohibits any formal Council action to support or approve the construction of additional through lanes along Highway 1 without first obtaining a majority voter approval of the Pacifica electorate.

On June 12 the City Council approved a letter asking Caltrans to abandon the proposed widening and remove it from further consideration.  The Council believes that through a combination of alternatives, excluding widening, an environmentally sustainable solution to the congestion can be achieved.

Friday
Jun092017

MCC Meeting June 14, 2017, Canceled

Thursday
Jun082017

Princeton Waterfront Street-End Improvements Coming

Coastal access improvements have long been a goal for the waterfront street ends in Princeton.  Supervisor Horsley has recently allocated funding from district-specific Measure K County funds for the Princeton Street-End Waterfront Access Improvement Project.  Dept of Public Works will oversee the permitting and construction.

Broadway:  $22,000 was allocated for a viewing area where the existing guard rail will be moved back from the bluff edge to make room for two wood benches. The concept plan was reviewed by MCC in Feb 2017. 

Columbia and West Point:  $40,000 has been allocated for beach access improvements at these street ends (staff report). County staff will gather MCC and public input as the plans are developed. Adjacent property owners will also be notified in advance of project implementation.