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

- 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

7/31/14 MCC workshop videoconsultant's presentation
6/18/14 community meeting videonotescomment cards
Highway 1 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:
Jul 31 - Sept 2: Environmental document public comment period
Aug 13: Informational presentation at MCC 7PM, at Pillar Ridge      Community Center   >>Please carpool<<
Sept 11: Coastside Design Review Committee (July 10 continued)
Oct 22: Planning Commission hearing on Coastside

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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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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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Connect the Coastside is a Comprehensive Transportation Management Plan that will identify programs and improvements along Hwy 1 & 92 to accommodate the Coastside’s future transportation needs as it grows toward build-out. The technical study will coincide with broad public outreach to ensure that the final Plan reflects the unique character and vision of local residents and businesses. The online Virtual Workshop is open for your ideas.
Related studies & projects: Hwy 1 Issues Page.

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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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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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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!

Monday
Mar312014

Fern restoration day at FMR Saturday, April 5

Those who were familiar with the Dardenelle Trail along the eastern boundary of the Marine Reserve before the trail widening project in 2012 will recognize the former native fern grove in the photo.

County Parks is seeking volunteers for a plant (fern) restoration day at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve this Saturday, April 5, 9AM to noon. 

To participate,
please confirm with Carla Schoof cschoof@smcgov.org or 599-1306.

Saturday
Mar222014

MCC Meeting March 26, 7pm

Regular AGENDA:

Conversion to LED street lighting in the Midcoast - presentation
Lighting District Maps: Montara/Moss BeachGranada/Miramar

Letter of support for County application for Active Transportation Program grant funding for Highway 1 Parallel Trail in Moss Beach and Montara

Update of 1999 Midcoast Public Services Guide

Consent Agenda: Letter to Harbor Commission re Strategic Plan Advisory Committee

Thursday
Mar202014

Public Workshop for New 15-unit Apartment Bldg in El Granada

Tuesday, March 25, 7-9pm
Granada Sanitary District Meeting Room, 504 Ave Alhambra, El Granada

“Mavericks Apartments” Project is proposed as a 3-story, 15-unit (3 affordable) apartment complex on the southwest corner of Avenue Portola and Coronado.  Density Bonus Program for the three affordable (lower income) units allows for at least one zoning incentive (modification of zoning code requirements).  Incentives requested are: relief from setbacks, lot coverage, and/or height limit (36 ft max, 38 ft requested).  Two design options will be presented for discussion.

The pre-application workshop provides an opportunity for community members and public agency representatives to give input to the applicant before final plans are submitted to the County.  No decision is made during the pre-application process. 

Thursday
Mar132014

CERT Training in HMB Thurs Evenings in April

CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Training is offered in Half Moon Bay on 4 consecutive Thursday evenings, 6-9:30pm, from April 3 – 24, with a final exercise on Saturday April 26 from 8:30-4:30.  The free classes provide 20+ hours of FEMA designed training for citizens to become trained to assist First Responders during disasters.  See flyer for more info.

Thursday
Mar132014

Moss Beach Park Closed for Improvements April/May

Moss Beach Park will be closed for improvements for 6-8 weeks starting April 1. County Parks will install the long-awaited restroom and remove two Monterey pines which are in decline with the ultimately fatal pine pitch canker disease. If you have questions, call County Parks at 650-363-4020.

Saturday
Mar082014

MCC Meeting March 12, 7pm

Regular AGENDA:

Plan Princeton Existing Conditions Report. 
The Report is undergoing some revisions following comments from the Technical Advisory and Steering Committees, and will be released when those are finalized.

La Costanera Restaurant: Consideration of Revised Initial Study & Negative Declaration -- MCC letter (approved) - presentation - more background

Consent Agenda: Minutes for 2/12/14; Appoint CEAP alternate rep (memo)

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

Wednesday
Mar052014

Highway 1 Parallel Trail Funding Uncertain

The County recently applied to SMC Transportation Authority (TA) for funding for planning/permitting of the southern segment of the Midcoast Highway 1 Parallel Trail, from HMB city limit to the Coronado intersection in El Granada.

Competition is fierce for County Measure A sales tax funds for pedestrian and bicycle projects, which are generally considered every two years.  For the current cycle, the preliminary staff report recommends only the top 10 of 23 projects for funding.  The Midcoast Hwy 1 Parallel Trail is ranked #11, only 0.1 point behind #10 in the scoring system.  No Coastside projects were recommended for approval -- apparently there are no points added for geographic diversity.  

The TA Board of Directors will hear the initial staff presentation of proposed funding allocations at their meeting on Thursday, March 6, at 5PM, at 1250 San Carlos Ave, 2nd floor, San Carlos (Agenda Item #11a - staff report).  Final decision on funding allocation will be made at their April 3 meeting. 

MCC wrote in support of the grant application last December.  Community members can email their support for this project to the TA Board members, or speak at the March 6 meeting.

More info on this and other Hwy 1 projects at Hwy 1 Issues Page

Sunday
Mar022014

La Costanera Restaurant Daytime Hours Considered

1977 State and County permits for the restaurant at south end of Montara Beach limit operations to 5PM until normal closing time, in order to share available public/private parking between beach users in the daytime and restaurant users in the evening. 

The County is processing an application to modify the restaurant’s Use Permit to allow Friday and weekend daytime hours (10AM – 2AM).  Environmental review documents (Revised Initial Study and Negative Declaration) for this project are now available for review. 

Public comment regarding the correctness, completeness, or adequacy of this Negative Declaration must be received by County Planning Dept no later than 5PM, March 31, 2014.  Contact person: Camille Leung, Project Planner, 650/363-1826.  The MCC March 12 agenda will include this item.

This Initial Study and Negative Declaration addresses the potential environmental impacts of the proposed expansion in operating hours, installation of exterior lights, signs, and patios, and grading, drainage and other improvements of the adjacent dirt parking area owned by State Parks.  

In addition to the County-issued Use Permit amendment, a Coastal Development Permit (CDP) amendment will be required directly from the CA Coastal Commission (CCC) for the project described above, as well as for the repair of existing drainage systems and riprap.  Until the CDP Amendment is granted by the CCC, the County Use Permit amendment would be considered inactive.  

The current planning application dates from 2006.
PLN2006-00494 MCC comments: 2012 letterpresentation2010 letter
Long-standing alleged Coastal Act violations - CCC, MCC
Petition for removal of beach floodlights

The restaurant was built in 1977 on the site of former 1950’s motel/restaurant, and was operated as The Chart House until 2002, followed by The Outrigger until 2004.
1977 Planning Commission staff report - Use Permit - parking exception
1977 CCC Coastal Development Permit P-77-579
1981 CCC denial of CDP amendment to allow Sunday 10AM opening 
1984 County CDP 83-67 for riprap

Wednesday
Feb262014

Midcoast Appointee to County Planning Commission

Zoe Kersteen-Tucker, a 20-plus year resident of Moss Beach, and long-time coastal and environmental advocate, has been appointed to the San Mateo County Planning Commission representing District 3.  Supervisor Don Horsley selected her to replace Christopher Ranken of Pacifica who was appointed by former Supervisor Rich Gordon.  More details in press release.