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Effective Aug 7, 2016, SamTrans will add bus Route 18 to improve reliability and efficiency for students travelling to HMB high school and Cunha middle school.
Route map and schedule
In November 2016 there are three Midcoast Community Council seats open for election to 4-year terms and one seat for a 2-year term to complete the term of Erin Deinzer.
The candidate filing period is open from July 18 through Aug 12 at 5:00 PM. Candidates must be registered voters residing in the unincorporated San Mateo County Midcoast towns of Montara, Moss Beach, Princeton, El Granada, or Miramar. (Note the Half Moon Bay city limit is at Mirada/Alto Roads.)
Find resources and how to apply at County Elections. Learn more about MCC on this website or contact a councilmember with questions.
AGENDA for July 13, 2016, 7:00 PM at GCSD
504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada
Short-Term Rentals: revised draft ordinance - webpage
Mirada Rd Inundation/Erosion Hazard Maps - shoreline issues page
Local non-profit MidPen Housing will hold a second and third Community Open House this summer to review concept site designs for a potential affordable housing development (up to 80 rental units in split-level 2-story duplexes and triplexes) on the vacant 11-acre north Moss Beach designated affordable housing site at Carlos/Sierra, across from the lighthouse:
July 11 (Monday) 3:00 to 8:00pm
August 18 (Thursday) 3:00 to 8:00pm
Farallone View School, 1100 Le Conte, Montara.
The concept site designs are based on feedback from the first Open House, held March 16, 2016. The summary report includes answers to questions. The project architect will provide a brief presentation at 15 minutes past each hour throughout the events. The Open Houses will include opportunities to talk to MidPen team members and ask questions, submit feedback on the potential design ideas, and learn more about the proposed development. Please feel free to drop by anytime between 3:00 to 8:00 pm. Children are welcome and refreshments will be served.
San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury has issued a new report on the Harbor District, recommending that the County Board of Supervisors initiate the independent study, promised in 2014, of possible scenarios for dissolution of the Harbor District so that they may make an informed decision regarding the District’s future.
The Grand Jury and the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) have repeatedly -- most recently July 2015 -- recommended dissolution of the County-wide Harbor District, which owns Pillar Point Harbor and operates Oyster Point Marina under a joint powers agreement with South San Francisco. Possible scenarios to be examined include naming the County to absorb the governing responsibilities of the District, with or without returning Oyster Point Marina to South San Francisco. The Grand Jury recommends that the study be initiated by end Sept 2016 and completed within six months.
UPDATE 9/20/16: County response to the Grand Jury report is to delay initiation of a fiscal analysis until after the close of FY 2017-18, at which time a determination may be made regarding any further analysis or action that may be warranted.
San Mateo County has released for public comment a revised draft ordinance to govern short-term rentals in the Coastal Zone, where all or part of a residence is rented for less than 30 consecutive days. This is currently not an allowed use in a residential zone, but the practice has been increasing. The draft ordinance would add short-term rentals as an allowed use in the unincorporated areas of the San Mateo County Coastal Zone, subject to a permit, payment of Transient Occupancy Tax and other requirements, such as a limit of 180 nights per year unless the owner is present.
MCC will discuss this issue at two upcoming meetings: July 13 and 27. Comments on the revised draft ordinance are requested by July 29, 2016, to Ellie Dallman email@example.com (please limit to one typed page). For background, see MCC page on this issue with presentations and minutes from prior meetings, and the County page. Next steps will be review of comments, environmental review, Planning Commission, Board of Supervisors, and CA Coastal Commission.
Grasses, and the fragile wildflowers that live among them, create one of the most ecologically diverse habitats on the planet. Rancho Corral de Tierra’s precious remaining native grasslands are one of the things that make this place so special; however, some of these patches are in imminent danger of being lost to invasive weeds. NPS recently launched a three-year restoration project and needs your help.