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 

Vacancies - Get Involved
Coastside Design Review Committee
Midcoast Community Council
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Midcoast At-Grade Crossings, Raised Medians, Left Turn Lanes
Virtual workshop open until July 10 for final round of public comment on design alternatives.
Design modifications (Alternative 3 for Moss Beach & Montara) are a compromise, providing limited raised medians for traffic calming at village gateways, and for pedestrian crossing refuge at 3 locations (Virginia, 7th, & 2nd). 
Project Summary - Design Alternatives Matrix - Planning Study 
4/28/15 MCC comments -- Highway 1 page
   Quick view conceptual design images:
Mirada Rd. Alt 12
Moss Beach Cypress Alt 123; Town Center Alt 1A1B23
Lighthouse/16th Alt 12
Montara Town Center Alt 123; Montara Beach Alt 123
Gray Whale Cove Alt 1&2

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Montara Coast -             Public Access & Views
Private encroachments into the 7th St right-of-way diminish public coastal access & views - online petition.

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Development of a Comprehensive Transportation Management Plan (CTMP) to address cumulative traffic impacts of Midcoast development on Highway 1 & 92. Project website
MCC Highway 1 page

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Comprehensive planning update of Princeton area land use plans, development polices and zoning regulations. 
Project website  --  MCC Princeton page

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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 9/10/13 letter.

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 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 2014.


 

  

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Friday
May152015

Public Workshop on New RV Park in Princeton May 27

The County will hold a Pre-Application Workshop to allow public comment on a proposal for a 50-space RV park at the northwest corner of Highway 1 and Capistrano, next to Oceano Harbor Village parking lot. (site plans)

     Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 7:00-8:30 PM
     HMB Yacht Club, 214 Princeton Ave, Princeton

MCC regular meeting for May 27 is canceled.

Thursday
May142015

Big Wave Project at Board of Supervisors May 19

SMC Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing to consider approvals of the Big Wave Project (meeting notice)
     Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at 9:00 AM
     Board of Supervisors Chambers, 400 County Center, Redwood City

The Big Wave Project North Parcel Alternative is a major development proposed on 2 parcels of agricultural land and wetlands west of HMB Airport. The current version consists of 8 buildings on the north parcel, including 176,000 sq.ft. of industrial or office space, a sanitarium, or "Wellness Center", for up to 50 developmentaly disabled adults and 20 live-in caretakers, and 462 parking spaces.  The south parcel would contain 92 public beach access parking spaces and a boat storage facility. Phased construction is proposed over a 15-year period per a Development Agreement with the County. 

The Planning Commission approved the project last January (MCC letter) but various community groups appealed the decision to the Board of Supervisors.   Staff Report - Summary - Attachments

MCC Big Wave Issues Page has more details and links to earlier documents. 
Contact Project Planner Camille Leung with questions, cleung@smcgov.org
Comments to the Board of Supervisors may be emailed to:
     Carole Groom CGroom@smcgov.org
     Don Horsley dhorsley@smcgov.org
     Dave Pine DPine@smcgov.org
     Warren Slocum wslocum@smcgov.org
     Adrienne Tissier atissier@smcgov.org

Sunday
May102015

MCC Meeting May 13, 7pm

AGENDA for May 13, 2015, 7:00 PM
Princeton on-street parking
Location: GCSD meeting room, 504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada
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Wednesday
May062015

Green Valley Trail: Public Workshop May 11

Planning is underway to develop the Green Valley Trail which will connect Devil’s Slide Trail to Gray Whale Cove parking lot.  Learn about the project and give input about the conceptual design and plans. (meeting flyer)

Public Workshop: Monday, May 11, 2015, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Pacifica Community Center Auditorium, 540 Crespi Drive 

County Parks' excellent Green Valley Trail project website provides images, maps, studies, a brief online survey to provide your input on planning the trail, and an online mapping tool to draw your own trail options.

Monday
May042015

LED Streetlights for the Midcoast - Feedback Requested

There is a widespread move to the new technology of LED streetlights which can reduce energy costs and CO2 emissions by 60% and maintenance costs by 50% when compared to convential streetlights.  

The County of San Mateo is conduting a pilot project to determine if residents of the Midcoast support conversion to LED streetlights. Two LED streetlights (one standard and one with amber chip) have been installed near each Midcoast Post Office (Montara, Moss Beach, El Granada) so we can see their nighttime effect. Please share your opinions on SMCSpeakout.  

Lighting District Maps with pilot installation locations (zoom in):
      El Granada/Miramar -- Montara/Moss Beach
LED lighting specs (Model ATBO) -- vendor letter re amber chip

Thursday
Apr232015

MCC Special Meeting April 28

AGENDA for Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 7:00 PM
Midcoast Crossings/Medians/Left Turn Lanes
     MCC letter (approved) - slides to aid discussion
     County online survey results
     Preliminary Planning Study - Attachments
Connect the Coastside - Transportation Alternatives 
     Community Group Statement - more background
Consent agenda: Minutes for April 8, 2015
Location: GCSD meeting room, 504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada

Thursday
Apr232015

New Granada Fire Station: Public Meeting April 29

Coastside Fire Protection District will hold a public meeting to learn about proposed construction of the new Granada Fire Station 41 on Obispo Rd. south of the existing fire station.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 7:00 PM
Coastside Fire Station, 531 Obispo Rd, El Granada

The meeting will include a presentation by the Board of Directors, staff and architect, followed by public question and answer session.

Wednesday
Apr222015

7th St Coastal Access Appeal Apr 28 at Board of Supervisors

An appeal of a new encroaching fence permit at the coastal end of 7th Street, Montara, will be heard by the Board of Supervisors April 28, at 9:00 AM,      400 County Center, Redwood City.
(staff report - appendices)

Last February the Planning Commission approved a pair of permits to remove the view-blocking wall across the end of 7th St, but allowing a new private fence within the public right-of-way which would effectively add 300 sq.ft. of coastal bluff to the neighboring property owner's front yard.

Prior post. Coastal access issues page. Online petition.

Saturday
Apr182015

Midcoast Parks Forum April 22

Thursday
Apr162015

Coastal Sediment Management Draft Plan Available for Review

Coastal Regional Sediment (sand) Management Plans (CRSMP) are being developed for specific portions of the coast (littoral cells).  The program seeks to present ways to restore and preserve beaches, reduce the proliferation of protective shoreline structures, sustain recreation and tourism, enhance public safety and access, restore coastal sandy habitats, and identify cost-effective solutions for restoration of areas impacted by excess sediment.  

Santa Cruz Littoral Cell CRSMP includes the coastline from Pillar Point to Moss Landing (including Pillar Point Harbor). The DRAFT PLAN (80MB) has been released for public review April 15 - May 15, 2015.
Comments, suggested edits, general feedback, etc. may be sent to Brad.Damitz@noaa.gov.

There is an Executive Summary here if you don't want to dive right into the 300-page document.