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Help shape the future of the Princeton Planning Area by taking the brief online survey. What kinds of uses should be allowed in Princeton and what should be the priorities for future development?
The Montara and Moss Beach watershed drains into the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve. What pollutants are in the runoff and what can we do about it? The Fitzgerald Pollution Reduction Program summer 2013 newsletter has just been published.
Learn more about the Fitzgerald Area of Special Biological Significance Pollution Reduction Program here.
This Informational Report on dredging needs, shoreline erosion, and dredged material disposal at Pillar Point Harbor is the subject of Agenda Item #4 at the August 7, 2013, Harbor District meeting, 7pm, at Comfort Inn, 2930 Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay. The Agenda and full packet are here.
The Coastside Beach Coalition has submitted this comment letter in response to the report. The Beach Coalition is a local grassroots group formed in mid 2013 in response to the increasingly urgent need for beneficial use of harbor sediment to address the adverse impacts of the Pillar Point Harbor breakwater on the surrounding shoreline, both inside and outside of the harbor.
Harbor District staff will hold a public meeting to expand their discussion of Pillar Point Harbor dredging and shoreline erosion and to gather public input:
Saturday, August 17, 1:00pm, Comfort Inn, 2930 Cabrillo Hwy, Half Moon Bay.
Residents of Montara and Moss Beach can receive free technical assistance and funding to make Coastside yards and gardens more sustainable. Learn how to:
Attract birds and butterflies to your garden.
Use less-toxic chemicals
Lower your water bills
Protect the ocean and our creeks.
Contact County Resource Conservation District (RCD) by email, or 650-712-7765 x106.
On-line petition started by Montara resident Karen Wilson asks the Board of Supervisors to uphold the Midcoast Local Coastal Program and put a higher priority on protecting coastal ends of county streets for public benefit. Specifically, this concerns the private walling off of 5th and 7th Streets in Montara, which are public rights-of-way. The MCC most recently wrote the Board of Supervisors in this regard last April, and succeeded in persuading the County to remove the fence across the end of Seacliff (6th).
The petition page contains many interesting and compelling comments in support of public coastal access, which can be sorted by “latest” or “most popular”.
County Parks Dept. will hold a public meeting (flyer) to present conceptual plans for the Devil’s Slide Trail and receive public comments:
July 25, 2013, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, at Cypress Meadows Conference Center, 343 Cypress Ave, Moss Beach.
The project involves conversion of the former roadway into a segment of the California Coastal Trail. Project includes roadway surfacing, signage, accessibility improvements, habitat protection and overlooks. View plan and meeting presentation here. Submit email questions or comments here.
Impact of Sea Level rise on California’s Coastal Agriculture, Fishing, and Tourism
Wednesday, July 24, 2-5PM
537 Kelly Ave (HMB Dept Operations Center)
Half Moon Bay
Agenda of California Select Committee on Sea Level Rise and the California Economy, chaired by Rich Gordon.
MCC has seven members elected by Midcoast voters to four-year terms. Four Council seats are open in November 2013. Candidate filing period opens July 15 and closes at 5pm on August 9. Learn more here.
Kick-off public meeting for Plan Princeton is this Saturday, July 13, 2pm-4pm, at HMB Yacht Club, 214 Princeton Ave (flyer).
Princeton and Pillar Point Harbor are the visitor-serving and industrial hub of the Midcoast. The County is undertaking a comprehensive update of existing land use plans, development polices and zoning regulations.