MCC Meetings            

Due to holidays, Nov/Dec meeting dates are:
     Nov 18 and Dec 9 only.
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.

Focus Topics 

Winter Storm Season -- Are You Prepared?
Tormentas del Invierno - ¿Estás preparado?

Vallemar Bluff
6 houses are proposed for 2.5-acre Moss Beach blufftop shoreline.  Pre-application workshop is Dec 9 at MCC (public notice)

Midcoast Crossings, Raised Medians, Left Turn Lanes
Chapter 6 of the Aug 2015 Final Preliminary Planning Study  describes the preferred alternatives and implementation plan.  Construction will occur in 3 phases with timing dependent on funding availability:
Phase 1 - 2017-18:  Cypress northbound acceleration lane,
               Grey Whale Cove Alt 1,  Lighthouse/16th Alt 1
Phase 2 - 2020-21: Moss Beach Virginia Alt 3 
Phase 3 - 2023-24: Montara 2nd St Alt 3

The project to develop a Comprehensive Transportation Management Plan (CTMP) to address cumulative traffic impacts of Midcoast development on Highway 1 & 92 has undergone a course correction since April 2015 to allow for additional analysis and report revisions.
Alternative Development Forecast, Oct 2015
Alternative Transportation Standards
Oct 2015 Presentation - Minutes - Comments: MCC, CGF
Highway 1 page -- Project website  

Highway 1 Parallel Trail
East-of-highway multi-use transportation trail to connect Midcoast communities to each other and to Half Moon Bay.
First segment for design/permitting is Mirada to Coronado.
Public Workshop presentation 9/23/15 on trail alignment/design.
MCC 7/22/15 letter - attachment - presentation.   Highway 1 page.

Comprehensive planning update of Princeton area land use plans, development polices and zoning regulations.
Public outreach resumes 2016.
MCC 10/28/15 comments - map - attachment
Committee for Green Foothills comments 10/29/15
Project website  --  MCC Princeton page

Pillar Point Harbor Issues

RV Park: MCC 1/28/15 letter - images.
District Priorities: MCC 7/9/14 letter - Overview Presentation.
Dredging/Beach Replenishment:
MCC letters 9/10/13 & 10/28/15.


 Midcoast Water Pollution Reduction Program

What’s in the water and what we can do to help protect our watershed and the marine reserve – Newsletter.

















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MCC Meeting October 14, 2015

Agenda for October 14, 2015, 7:00 PM
GCSD meeting room, 504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada

4a. Connect the Coastside: presentation
    -Alternative Development Forecast
    -Alternative Transportation Standards 

4b. MCC vacancy applicant recommendation
    -4/8/15 applicant interviews video

4c. Letter to DPW re Capistrano Rd. parking & crossings

Consent:  Minutes for Sept 23, 2015Minutes for Oct 8, 2015


Connect the Coastside October Public Meetings

County public outreach resumes this month on the development of a Comprehensive Transportation Management Plan to address cummulative impacts of Midcoast development on Highway 1 & 92. The project has undergone a course correction since April 2015 to allow for additional analysis and report revisions. 

MCC briefing Wed, Oct 14, 7pm
GCSD meeting room, 504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada

Public Workshop Thurs, Oct 22, 6:30-8:30pm
Cypress Meadows, 343 Cypress, Moss Beach

Topics for presentation and discussion:
Alternative Development Forecast
Alternative Transportation Standards

Highway 1 page -- Project website


MCC Candidate Interviews Oct 8

Special MCC meeting Thursday, October 8, 2015, 7pm
GCSD meeting room, 504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada

Special Agenda:  Interview 4 applicants for BoS appointment to fill one council vacancy and make recommendation on the preferred applicant to the Board of Supervisors. The applicants are:
     Gail Erickson, El Granada
     Charles Curtis Grisham, Moss Beach
     Todd Pelman, Moss Beach
     Claire Toutant, Moss Beach


Community Forum on RoundUp Oct 20


New Library Final Design Workshop Sept 29

Tuesday, Sept 29, 2015, from 6:30-8:00 PM
Ted Adcock Center, 535 Kelly, HMB

Noll and Tam Architecture will present conceptual designs based on the feedback received during the four September community input meetings. Participants will then be able to discuss the different options and give additional feedback to the architects.  Friends of HMB Library


Granada Fire Station Workshop Comments

The County's Summary of the July Pre-Application Workshop on the proposed new Granada Fire Station includes a summary of public comments as well as comments from reviewing agencies.  Coastside Fire Protection District proposes to construct a new 10,000 sq.ft. single-story fire station on Obispo Rd at Coronado to replace the existing Station 41 at Obispo/Portola (project webpage).

Coastal Commission staff comments raised concerns about tsunami hazard and CalTrans' long-term plans to relocate Cabrillo Highway to protect it from coastal erosion.  County Planning noted the need for a Use Permit, variances for the 30-ft building height where 16 feet is allowed, and for reduced side setbacks. 

The Local Coastal Program (LCP Policy 9.3) prohibits publicly-owned buildings intended for human occupancy (other than parks & recreation facilities) in tsunami inundation hazard areas. The proposed new fire station is right on the border of the mapped tsunami inundation area. If a site-specific tsunami study shows the project area being inundated, an LCP Amendment would be necessary, a process that could take 1-1/2 to 2 years.  The Planning Dept would offer to initiate the LCP Amendment based on "broader interests" in such an amendment.   


MCC Meeting September 23, 2015

Agenda for September 23, 2015, 7:00 PM
GCSD meeting room, 504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada

Highway 1 Parallel Trail: County presentation on alternatives and preferred alignment for southern segment (Mirada to Coronado).  
Background & related issues: Highway 1 page, MCC 7/22/15 letter, slides 

Community Choice Energy Status Update: presentation

Consent agenda: Minutes of Sept 9, 2015


Saving Seton Coastside Hospital

On July 17, 2015, Daughters of Charity Health System (DCHS), which owns Seton Medical Center Coastside, announced a deal with private investment firm BlueMountain Capital Management to recapitalize its six ailing hospitals, with more than $250 million, and transfer control of the hospitals to an independent board of directors. BlueMountain would contribute the capital, and its subsidiary, Integrity Healthcare, would manage and operate the hospitals while still maintaining their non-profit status. The investment firm has the option to purchase the health system after three years.  Q&A

DCHS has been losing $10 million a month and was facing bankruptcy after a sale to Prime Health Care fell through last spring. Prime backed out due to conditions placed on the sale by the Attorney General, including keeping all system hospitals open for 10 years.  State law requires the Attorney General to review any proposed change in control or governance of nonprofit health care facilities. A decision is due on the current proposal in mid November. 

The BlueMountain deal includes keeping all the hospitals open for five years, as Prime had originally agreed to do.  One question is, will the Attorney General impose more than five years on the latest offer?

Five key questions about the new deal to salvage DCHS -- SF Business Times 7/17/15

Not a sale, but a "System Restructuring and Support Agreement" -- What are BlueMountain's long-term plans? SF Business Times 8/3/15.

The Bay Area hospital landscape is going through a shakeup, one that’s particularly directed at independent medical centers or small chains that serve a preponderance of patients who are uninsured or covered by government programs -- SF Chronicle 3/13/15

Seton Coastside is a 116-bed skilled nursing facility with 5 general acute-care beds located in Moss Beach. It is the only hospital on the Coastside.  The emergency room is something of a misnomer -- it is not a modern facility. The County particularly doesn't want to lose the long-term care facility which is very difficult to replace, but Supervisor Horsley has stated that he feels an Urgent Care facility for the Coastside would be preferable to the outdated emergency facility at Seton.  The County has tried unsuccessfully in the past to buy part of the hospital system, and has given the troubled system $30 million in recent years. Supervisor Horsley has met with DCHS and BlueMountain executives and is committed to retaining Coastside medical facilities should the deal fall through.


MCC Meeting September 9, 2015

Agenda for September 9, 2015, 7:00 PM
GCSD meeting room, 504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada

Midcoast LED Streetlights: MCC letter (approved) - background & data

Consent: Minutes for August 26, 2015
              Treasurer's Report for fiscal year 2014-2015


New Coastside Library Design Workshops