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 

Midcoast Community Council Vacancy
Application deadline is Sept 4 for appointment to fill MCC vacancy.
Apply online or by mail (PDF)
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Winter Storm Season
Are You Prepared?
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Midcoast Crossings, Raised Medians, Left Turn Lanes
Sept 9 MCC meeting will include discussion of the preferred designs selected from the year-long process of workshops and public feedback on design alternatives.        Highway 1 page
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Highway 1 Parallel Trail
East-of-highway multi-use transportation trail to connect Midcoast communities to each other and to Half Moon Bay.
Sept 23 MCC Public Workshop on trail alignment and design of the southern segment from Mirada to Coronado.
MCC 7/22/15 letter - attachment - presentation.   Highway 1 page.
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Development of a Comprehensive Transportation Management Plan (CTMP) to address cumulative traffic 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. Public outreach resumes at MCC Oct 14 and Public Workshop Oct 22.  
Highway 1 page -- Project website

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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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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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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.

Saturday
Apr042015

MCC Meeting April 8

AGENDA

Location: GCSD meeting room, 504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada

Wednesday
Mar252015

POST Buys Last Private Land on Pillar Point Bluff 

Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) has completed purchase of the last private land on Pillar Point Bluff, with plans to transfer the property to County Parks by year-end.  The 21-acre parcel lies between the Pillar Ridge Manufactured Home Community and the ocean.  This addition to the County’s Pillar Point Bluff preserve will connect a gap in the California Coastal Trail, though there is no timeline yet for actual trail improvements.  Press release