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 

The County is developing a Comprehensive Transportation Management Plan (CTMP) to address cumulative traffic impacts of Midcoast residential development on Highway 1 & 92.  Based on an analysis of traffic impacts at buildout, specific policies will be developed to offset the demand for all peak period vehicle trips generated by new residential development.  The plan will evaluate expanded public transit, bike/ped facilities, and programs for traffic mitigation fees on new development, and mandatory lot merger and lot retirement. Project planner is James Hinkamp jhinkamp@smcgov.org

Transportation Alternatives, draft report April 2015
      Public Workshop April 15 - community group statement
      Briefing to MCC April 8 - presentation - video @32 min - minutes
Buildout Analysis & Traffic Projections Report, Nov 2014
Related studies & projects: Hwy 1 Issues Page.

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Midcoast Highway 1 Crossings, Medians, Left Turn Lanes
Preliminary Planning Study - attachments
Design alternatives summary
Online survey closed - 700+ views, 44 votes  
Community Workshop March 11 - video.
More info & earlier comments:  MCC Highway 1 Issues Page.

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Comprehensive planning update of Princeton area land use plans, development polices and zoning regulations. Project planner is Summer Burlison, sburlison@smcgov.org
Preferred Plan & Policy Framework -- Miss the April workshop? Review the presentation boards here and share your ideas.
Project website  --  MCC Princeton Issues Page

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 Big Wave Project North Parcel Alternative, a major development for agricultural land and wetlands west of HMB Airport, was approved by the SMC Planning Commission 4-1 on Jan 14.  
MCC commentsStaff PresentationVideoLetter of Decision.
Existing aerial view vs project simulation
Group Appeal to Board of Supervisors was filed Jan 29.
Tentative hearing date May 19

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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.
On Feb 25 the Planning Commission approved 7th St fence removal & new encroaching fence.
New encroaching fence appealed to Board of Supervisors by Montara resident.    Hearing April 28, 9 AM

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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
Sep142014

Big Wave Project Update

DPW (County Dept of Public Works) submitted Sept 9 comments on BW North Parcel Alternative requiring the condition that mitigation measure at Highway 1 and Cypress (signal or roundabout) be approved and coordinated with Caltrans, and constructed by the applicant prior to issuance of building permit at no cost to the County.

CDRC (Coastside Design Review Committee) considered the project again on Sept 11 (continued from July 10), but continued to be frustrated with the lack of design detail of what they termed a “moving target”.  Project Engineer Scott Holmes agreed that the project has not yet been designed by an architect. 

CDRC members went so far as to sketch some ideas to demonstrate how the building and parking layout could be designed to take advantage of the unique assets of the site such as views for the occupants, improved pedestrian circulation and outdoor spaces for residents and other building occupants, and to attempt to bring the development more into line with existing community character (small scale eclectic).

Leaving architectural design until after the project is approved, as the developer proposed to do, is problematic because the major subdivision creates separate parcels of the footprints of the commercial buildings in their existing size, shape, orientation, and location, which could not be changed after the project is approved.

CDRC continued the item until date uncertain. 

Saturday
Sep132014

Housing Element Community Workshop Sept 17

The Housing Element of San Mateo County’s General Plan is being updated and you are invited to share your ideas.   (Housing Element FAQ's & Public Comment Survey)

What kind of housing is needed?
Where should new housing be located?
What can be done to make housing more affordable and accessible for all?

Community Workshop (flyer)
September 17, 2014, 6:30 – 9:00 pm
504 Avenue Alhambra, third floor, El Granada

Thursday
Sep112014

LAFCo Considers Grand Jury Report on Harbor District Sept. 17

San Mateo County 2014 Civil Grand Jury Report recommended dissolution of the SMC Harbor District.  The Harbor District’s written response to the report was based on the majority Board opinion and disagreed with most of the report’s findings.

San Mateo County LAFCo (Local Agency Formation Commission) is also required to respond to the Grand Jury Report, which they will take up at their September 17, 2014, meeting.  The recommended [approved] LAFCo response, from Executive Officer Martha Poyatos, agrees with many or most of the report’s findings and agrees to the recommendation that LAFCo initiate a service review of the Harbor District by year-end.  The response recommends that any application for dissolution of the Harbor District be deferred until the municipal service review is completed.  

Wednesday
Sep102014

Candidate Forums Sept. 11 & Oct. 7

San Mateo County Harbor Commission
    2-year term: 3 candidates for 1 seat
    4-year term: 6 candidates for 2 seats
Thursday, September 11, 2014, 7:00 pm - VIDEO
Cypress Meadows, 343 Cypress Ave, Moss Beach

Coastside Fire Protection District
    1-year term: 3 candidates for 1 seat
Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 7:00 pm - VIDEO
GCSD, 504 Ave Alhambra, third floor, El Granada

League of Women Voters (LWV) will moderate the forums, 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.

Candidate Forums will be video-recorded by Pacific Coast TV (PCT, local cable channel 27), and broadcast periodically until Election Day, November 4.   Video also available on YouTube.

Thursday
Sep042014

MCC Meeting September 10, 7pm

AGENDA

Plan Princeton Draft Alternatives: Presentation by project consultants of Draft Conceptual Alternatives for the Princeton Planning Update. (video at 24:44)

Desired Outcome: Council will provide feedback on any key items missed, any concerns with the concepts, and whether the alternatives are responsive to the Princeton Community Visioning and Existing Conditions Reports. (initial comments by MCC rep on Steering Committee)

Please note:  October 2 Community Workshop will be the best venue to provide personal preferences and opinions on the alternatives.  
Thursday, October 2, 6:30-8:30 PM at Oceano Hotel, Capistrano Rd, Princeton

Consent agenda: Minutes for August 27, 2014

Location: Granada Sanitary District (GSD) meeting room,
              504 Ave Alhambra, third floor, El Granada
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Friday
Aug292014

Big Wave North Parcel Alternative Project Comments

September 2 is the last day to submit comments on the Big Wave EIR Addendum in order to have them included in the County’s written Response to Comments. 

MCC 8/27/14 comment letter
Video of 8/27 MCC presentation/discussion of comment letter
Submit comments to: Camille Leung, Project Planner, cleung@smcgov.org
Project environmental documents (County page)
MCC issues page on Big Wave Project

The Addendum to the 2010 Big Wave Project Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was available for 30-day public review and comment July 31 – September 2.  Public comment on the project may be submitted up until the Planning Commission decision hearing, but comments received after the September 2 deadline will not be included in the County’s written Response to Comments.

Thursday
Aug282014

Carlos St. Improvement Project at Moss Beach Post Office

A "Green Streets" improvement project is getting underway on the east side of Carlos St. in the Moss Beach Post Office block. Construction is scheduled for September through November 2014. The project involves construction of bioretention swales, parking, bicycle, and pedestrian safety improvements. Planning Commission 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 in the Fitzgerald ASBS Pollution Prevention 2014 Summer Newsletter.

Friday
Aug222014

MCC Meeting August 27, 7pm

AGENDA

"Connect the Coastside", a Comprehensive Transportation Management Plan 
Presentation  --  Hwy 1 Issues Page

Big Wave North Parcel Alternative (NPA)
MCC comments (approved)

See "Focus Topics" in right column for more info and links on these topics.

Consent agenda: Minutes for July 23July 31, and August 13, 2014

Location: Granada Sanitary District (GSD) meeting room,
              504 Ave Alhambra, third floor, El Granada
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Thursday
Aug212014

Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan Comment Extended

September 10 is the new deadline for comments on the HMB Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan (ALUCP) Update.  The ALUCP affects future land uses and development surrounding the HMB Airport.   Land use policies address height of structure for airspace protection, aircraft noise impacts, and safety compatibility criteria near the ends of the runway. 

FAQ's  -  Draft Final ALUCP revised 8/8/14, with response to comments.

Saturday
Aug162014

Gulf of Farallones Sanctuary Advisory Council, Aug. 20

Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council holds one of their meetings on the Coastside each year:
Wednesday, August 20, 9:15 AM – 4:00 PM (agenda)
HMB Yacht Club, 214 Princeton Ave, Princeton.

The Advisory Council provides the sanctuary superintendent with advice on a variety of issues.  It serves as a liaison to the community regarding sanctuary issues and relays the community’s interests, concerns, and management needs to the sanctuary.  As a community-based body the advisory council members represent public interest groups, local industry, commercial and recreational user groups, academia, conservation groups, government agencies, and the general public.