MCC Meetings                    

2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 7 PM, Granada Sanitary District,
504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd 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 

Highway 1 Traffic & Safety Improvements

Community Workshop July 31, 7-9PM, Cypress Meadows.

- Pedestrian Crossings
- Left-Turn Lanes
- Highway Medians

Proposed design alternatives will be refined with public feedback. Comment online or via email to ncalderon@smcgov.org

6/18/14 community meeting videonotescomment cards

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Pillar Point Harbor Priorities
County Harbor District is developing a Strategic Business Plan.
VIDEO of 7/10/14 kick-off meeting.
MCC overview presentation & initial comments on priorities.
2014 Grand Jury Report recommends dissolution of Harbor District. 
Harbor/Shoreline Issues Page

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Big Wave Project is back with a North Parcel Alternative -
Major subdivision and development proposed for 15 acres of agricultural land and wetlands west of HMB Airport.
5-bldg business park – 189,000 s/f
4-bldg residential Wellness Center – 70,500 s/f
15-yr Development Agreement with County

Permit processing schedule:
Late July: begin EIR 30-day circulation for public comment
Aug 13: Informational presentation at MCC 7PM, at Pillar Ridge Community Center
Late Aug/early Sept: Planning Commission hearing on coast
Sept 11: Coastside Design Review Committee hearing continued
Oct 22: Planning Commission decision

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Comprehensive planning update of Princeton area land use plans, development polices and zoning regulations.

Phase 1, Community Visioning Report, Oct 2013
Phase 2, Existing Conditions Report, May 2014
Phase 3, Alternatives Evaluation, Sept/Oct 2014

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Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan Update
The ALUCP affects future land uses and development surrounding the HMB airport. Land use policies address height of structures for airspace protection, aircraft noise impacts, and safety compatibility criteria near the ends of the runway.  Frequently Asked Questions  -  Draft Final ALUCP - Environmental Review document

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Connect the Coastside
is an interactive website for the comprehensive Transportation Management Plan that will identify programs and improvements along Hwy 1 & 92 to accommodate the Midcoast’s future transportation needs. See also Hwy 1 Issues Page.

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Montara Coast - Public Access & Views
Most of Montara’s spectacular rocky shoreline is only visible to the public from the ends of county streets west of Highway 1. Private encroachments into the public right-of-way are diminishing this coastal access.  Online petition to Board of Supervisors

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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 2013.


 

  

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thursday
May222014

Green Streets Improvement Project at Moss Beach Post Office

At their May 28 meeting (agenda), the County Planning Commission will consider improvements proposed for the east side of Carlos St. in the Moss Beach Post Office block.  The project involves construction of ~340 linear feet of bioretention swales, parking, bicycle, and pedestrian safety improvements.  The Staff Report includes detailed design plans to see what the project will look like, and photos that explain where the area stormwater flows.  The motivation for the project is to reduce pollutants in stormwater runoff before they reach the Marine Reserve.  Learn more about the Fitzgerald ASBS Pollution Reduction Program here

Friday
May162014

FMR Creek & Forest Habitat Management -- May 22 Meeting

Community Meeting: Thursday, May 22, 7:00-9:00PM
Cypress Meadows, 343 Cypress Ave, Moss Beach

County Parks is planning two pilot vegetation management projects at the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve:
1) San Vicente Creek habitat enhancement to remove exotic invasive plants and replant native vegetation, and
2) Cypress grove management to improve public safety. 

Both projects are envisioned as being completed before December 2014.  The purpose of this meeting is to inform the community about the project goals and timeline, and listen to input before the permit approval process is initiated.

5/22 Meeting Presentation.
County webpage on this issue.  Cypress Grove Assessment Map.

Thursday
May152014

Coastal Erosion Plan Public Workshop 5/20

Tuesday, May 20, 6:00-8:00 pm
Half Moon Bay Yacht Club, 214 Princeton Ave, Princeton

A Coastal Regional Sediment (sand) Management Plan is being developed for the Santa Cruz Littoral Cell, from Pillar Point to Moss Landing.  This workshop will describe erosion issues affecting ocean beaches and coastal infrastructure, and solicit public comments on plan concepts.  Meeting flyer.

Please RSVP to Brad Damitz: Brad.Damitz@noaa.gov or (415)259-5766.

Thursday
May082014

MCC Meeting May 14, 7pm

Coastside Emergency Corps formation and proposed organization.
SamTrans proposal to eliminate weekend bus service on Sunshine Valley Rd.
   Current map/schedule
Devil's Slide Ride, 6/28 Hwy 1 bike event. Memo
   Maps: Century full loop, Half Century out-and-back
Consent agenda: Minutes for April 9, 2014 and April 23, 2014
Location: Granada Sanitary District (GSD) meeting room,
504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd Floor, El Granada
Tuesday
May062014

GGNRA Rancho Interim Trail Plan

The National Park Service NPS) is developing an Interim Trail Plan for Rancho Corral de Tierra (Rancho). This interim plan maps and names the trails that will be maintained by NPS until a Long-Range Trail Master Plan is completed in the next three to five years.  The plan establishes accepted trail uses (bicycle, pedestrian, equestrian) to help mitigate conflicts between user groups.  It does not regulate dog walking activities and defers to the Dog Management Plan.

The public comment period is open through June 14. To view the plan and comment, go to (web link).

Monday
Apr282014

Granada Sanitary District Town Hall Mtg May 1

“Town Hall” meeting -- opportunity for public questions and input on Granada Sanitary District’s proposed reorganization into a Community Services District with the addition of park and recreation powers, and the related Measure G on the June 3 ballot.

May 1, 7:30pm at El Granada Elementary School.
GSD webpageHMB Review editorial, Measure G website

Sunday
Apr272014

Gordon/Horsley Coastside Office Hours May 2

 

Friday
Apr182014

MCC Meeting, April 23, 7pm

Regular AGENDA

Rodenticides - Poison baits used to control rodents, and the unintended secondary poisoning of wildlife and pets that eat dead or dying rodents that have consumed these baits.  Informational presentation by representative for Raptors Are The Solution (RATS), a Bay Area conservation group working to eradicate anticoagulants from our ecosystem.  
More background:
Center for Biological Diversity - Rodenticides
California Dept of Fish & Wildlife - Rodenticides
California City and County Rodenticide Resolutions
Integrated Pest Management - Rats (National Park Service)
SMC Vector Control - Rodents
Safe Rodent Control Resource Center
Marin County Rat Management Plan uses no poison.

Montara Coast 7th Street fence - County staff will present the plan for removal of the fence that closes off the coastal end of 7th Street and installation of guardrails for vehicle safety.   Desired Outcome:  Informational  
(Seacliff fence was removed in June 2013 at MCC request) 

Moss Beach Skate Park - a community discussion:
--Safety and the future of public access at the 11-acre parcel owned by California School Employees Association (CSEA) in northern Moss Beach.  In addition to WWII barracks foundations and MWSD water storage tanks, the parcel contains a user-built concrete skate park, which appears slated for demolition by the property owner.
--The need for a Midcoast skate park - where, how, who can get it done? Questions or concerns about the CSEA property may be directed to the property manager Roy Ramos.
HMB Review articles/comments: 3/28/14, 4/17/14, 4/22/14

Location: Granada Sanitary District (GSD) meeting room,
504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd Floor, El Granada

Friday
Apr042014

MCC Meeting, April 9, 7pm

Regular AGENDA:

Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (MROSD): Presentation by General Manager Steve Abbors on the recently completed Vision Plan and the June 3 Ballot Measure AA, Regional Open Space Access, Preservation and Restoration Bond. (website, endorsers, interactive project map)

Big Wave North Parcel Alternative.  MCC hosted an informational presentation by Project Engineer followed by Q&A on 11/13/13 (minutes & video). County staff distributed the project referral to various agencies including MCC for comment 3/25 – 4/11/14.  Initial comments from MCC (approved) to County Planning staff.  
County staff expects to circulate the project environmental review document for 30-day public comment in July, followed by Planning Commission hearings in Aug/Sept.  Big Wave Issues Page has more background and supporting documents.

Consent Agenda: Minutes for March 12 and March 26

Location: Granada Sanitary District (GSD) meeting room,
504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd Floor, El Granada

Friday
Apr042014

Harbor District admin offices move back to the coast

<SEE UPDATE BELOW> The Harbor Commission voted unanimously on April 2 to purchase the building at 504 Avenue Alhambra in El Granada where they will relocate their administrative offices from rented quarters in South San Francisco which they have occupied for almost 10 years.

The 2004 decision to move out of cramped quarters at Pillar Point Harbor was a contentious one, with former Commissioners Campbell and Lundie opposed.  The move to rented quarters was meant to be temporary, up to five years, during which time staff would find permanent office space back on the coast for which rent payments would not be required.  Office rent at Oyster Point Marina Plaza costs the Harbor District $90,000 per year.

Over the years, simple administrative office needs evolved into plans for construction of a much larger multi-use building on the waterfront at Pillar Point Harbor, which met with public resistance and had no confirmed tenants.  The District is just now beginning the process of developing a Strategic Business Plan to update their goals. 

The $1.8 million purchase price for the 8,050-square-foot, three-story building at 504 Avenue Alhambra will be paid in cash.  The District has reserves set aside for this purpose from the sale of parcels deeded to it in the 1950's along Obispo Road in El Granada: the firehouse, Burnham Strip, and the empty lot next to the Post Office.  The third floor of the building is currently leased by Granada Sanitary District for $3,000/month, and it is expected that they will stay.  Good news for MCC, since that’s where we have our meetings!