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Pillar Point Harbor West Trail erosion protection design alternatives were considered by SMC Harbor Commissioners at their 9/7/2016 meeting. Despite their consultant’s (GHD) proposed preference of riprap (rock armoring), the Commissioners unanimously chose beach nourishment and shotcrete soil-nail wall which would be sculpted/colored to mimic on-site bedrock. Despite a higher initial cost, the Commissioners responded to public and CCC staff input for softer more natural aesthetic solutions. MCC letter & slide presentation – public comment on alternatives report
Nearby examples of sculpted/colored shotcrete are along Highway 1 at Devil’s Slide, and over Highway 92. Examples of shoreline installations are at Lands End in Pacifica and Pleasure Point in Santa Cruz.
Erosion caused the West Trail to be partially roped off from late 2011 to early 2016 when a partial emergency fix was constructed around a drainage culvert. Finalization of that emergency permit requires application to the Coastal Commission for a regular Coastal Development Permit for the 300-foot eroded segment of shoreline. History timeline with linked documents.
Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) is a county program that reaches out to people with a severe mental illness who are not connected to services and are challenged to live safely and stably in our community. The AOT team works to connect people to treatment to decrease mental health crises, hospitalizations, incarceration and homelessness while helping people achieve and maintain their physical and mental health. Learn more.
Candidate forums for local office are sponsored by MCC and moderated by League of Women Voters. Video recordings by PCT will be available on YouTube. Flyer - Roster of Candidates - Easy Voter Guide - Voters Edge
Sept 28 (Wed), 7:00 PM, 504 Ave Alhambra, third floor, El Granada
San Mateo County Harbor Commission (VIDEO)
2-year seat - Vote for 1 (Voter's Edge)
*Ed Larenas, Biologist / Coastal Advocate
Brian Rogers, Tech Business Owner
4-year seat - Vote for 3 (Voter's Edge)
*Sabrina Brennan, Harbor Commissioner
*Tom Mattusch, Harbor Commissioner
*Virginia Chang Kiraly, Appointed Incumbent
Shawn Mooney, Property Tax Auditor
Oct 4 (Tues) - 7:30 PM Seton Medical Center, Marine Bl, Moss Beach
Park in upper events lot - first left near top of hill
Montara Water & Sanitary District - Vote for 2 (VIDEO)
*Kathryn Slater-Carter, Incumbent
*Scott Boyd, Incumbent
Thomas “Gus” Peterson, Registered Water Engineer
Oct 18 (Tues), 7:00 PM, 504 Ave Alhambra, third floor, El Granada
Cabrillo School Board - Vote for 2 (VIDEO)
*Sophia Layne - Parent / Biotech Director
*Kimberly K. Hines - Parent / Engineer
Kate Livingston - Incumbent
League of Women Voters (LWV) will moderate the forum, asking questions submitted in writing by the public at the meeting. LWV asks that people refrain from displaying political literature or signs in the meeting.
*Elected (update 11/9/16)
The Coastside Fire Protection District has submitted permit applications to the County for the new 12,340 s/f Granada Station #41 on the vacant parcel bounded by Obispo, Alhambra and Coronado, with entry via Obispo. PLANS
Coastal Development Permit (appealable to CA Coastal Commission)
Use Permit -- Design Review
Grading Permit (10,150 c/y cut & 160 c/y fill) -- Remove 7 trees
Environmental Impact Report
Subdivision to split 2.7-acre parcel into 0.32-acre in C1 zone at Portola
and 2.37 acres in EG zone along Obispo to Coronado.
Parcel size will be 2.37 acres where minimum is 3.5 acres.
Building height 30 ft where 16 ft maximum is allowed
Front/rear setbacks 8 ft combined, where 70 ft minimum is required
Lot coverage 11.9% where 10% maximum is allowed
UPDATE 12/2/16: The Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) and Appendices are here. Public review and comment period is Dec 2 – Jan 19. Public hearing is 6pm Wed, Jan 18, 2017, at 1191 Main St., HMB (notice).
San Mateo County Office of Sustainability seeks volunteers to help with the annual Bike/Pedestrian Count during the week of September 12-18, 2016. Participate in a volunteer orientation and commit to at least two 2-hour shifts (morning/evening/weekend timeslots and Coastside locations available).
Help gather data on demand and trends in sustainable transportation. For more info email: firstname.lastname@example.org
More about Highway 1 erosion protection at Surfers' Beach here.
Midcoast Highway 1 Parallel (multi-modal) Trail is to be an east-of-highway active transportation trail to connect Midcoast communities to each other and to Half Moon Bay. The first segment for design/permitting is Mirada to Coronado. 30% design plans and Environmental Review documents are now available for review and public comment by September 9, 2016. MCC August 24 meeting will include a presentation by the project planner with opportunity for questions and comments. More info.