UPDATE: 3/22/17 meeting Video & Minutes
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SMC Planning Commission will consider approval of a short-term rental ordinance at their March 22, 2017, meeting (Agenda – Staff Report). A short-term rental is one where all or part of a residence is rented for less than 30 consecutive days. The Board of Supervisors will need to adopt, and the Coastal Commission certify the ordinance before it can go into effect.
Draft Ordinance -- Background
UPDATE 3/22/17: Planning Commission directed staff to review additional public comments submitted during the meeting, and to incorporate any additional changes they see fitting in advance of the presentation to the Board of Supervisors, which is expected in May.
Half Moon Bay City Council heard a presentation on 3/7/2017 by Nichols Consulting Engineers (NCE) on the Coastal Trail from Kelly to Poplar, followed by discussion (video). NCE has concluded that a substantial amount of erosion in the area is related to stormwater pooling and runoff which is intensified by soil compaction by users on the bluff. The Council will take up the issue again within 60 days to discuss potential next steps.
Water quality results are in for 2016 stormwater runoff in the Midcoast and HMB. Stormwater runoff carries pollutants that have built up across the landscape into creeks, storm drains, and the ocean. First Flush is a program of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary that monitors runoff from the first significant storm of the season which flushes accumulated pollutants from sources such as brake dust, car emissions, animal waste, detergents, pesticides and fertilizers, and many chemicals found around homes and businesses. San Mateo County Resource Conservation District, with local partners and volunteers, conducts the program in coastal San Mateo County.
Finding Common Ground: Communicating about Sea Level Rise
Thurs, March 23, 2017, from 12 noon to 1 PM - register
The Sustainability Academy's webinars (view schedule) provide participants with general knowledge and practical skills for conserving resources in your home and work and promoting sustainability in your communities. This no-cost educational program is made available through the County of San Mateo.
Rocks strewn over the trail came from the upper vertical cliff face. The Harbor District’s engineering firm, GHD, recommended not removing the debris or reopening the trail at this time. Images are from Harbor District 3/15/2017 staff report.
AGENDA for March 8, 2017, 7:00pm at GCSD
504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada
Neighborhood Commercial C-1 Zoning PRESENTATION
C-1 zoning ordinance (applicable in Midcoast)
C-1/WMP ordinance (example of zoning update for a specific community)
C-1 Zoning maps: Montara - Moss Beach - EG north - EG south
PUD-121 district in Moss Beach
CCR Coastside Commercial Recreation (primarily visitor & recreation serving west of Hwy 1)
If approved by the Coastal Commission at their 3/9/2017 meeting, a Consent Agreement signed by the property owners, A&G LLC, will hopefully resolve long-standing Coastal Act violations at La Costanera restaurant, located at Montara State Beach.
Solutions for Climate Change in our Rural Landscape: What can we do on agricultural lands and in our backyards to remove carbon from the atmosphere.
March 21, 4:00 – 6:30 PM
1500 Purissima Creek Rd, HMB
RVSP required: adria@sanmateoRCD.org
San Mateo County Parks Dog Management Committee is holding a series of community meetings for you to learn about the committee process and discuss topics you want to be considered.
Feb 22, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
San Pedro Valley Park Visitor Center, 600 Oddstad Blvd, Pacifica
Two more dates, same time:
Feb 15 SSF Council Chambers, 33 Arroyo St, South San Francisco
Feb 23 Belmont Community Center, 20 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont