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

Take the online survey on county transportation funding priorities.

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Modern Roundabouts
--a safer choice than traffic signals
--promoted by CaltransFHWAAARP, and
Midcoast Hwy 1 Safety & Mobility Study.
Cypress roundabout: MCC 8/9/17 minutes & 5/11/16 letter.
Cypress/Hwy 1 alternatives: expected early 2018.

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Affordable Housing 
Cypress Point is MidPen's proposed 71-unit affordable housing community at Carlos/Sierra in Moss Beach. Pre-application plans, workshop summary and comments are here

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Quarry Park Master Plan
(includes Mirada Surf -- park map)
County Parks is developing this document that will help guide park improvements over a period of at least 20 years.

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SFO Aircraft Noise

MCC 9/13/17 informational forum --
video, slide presentation, links

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Vallemar Bluff 4-House Development

CDRC recommended Design Review approval (2-1) on 10/12/17.      Next step: environmental review.

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Plan Half Moon Bay
HMB General Plan & Local Coastal Program Update are ongoing. Midcoast residents are encouraged to get involved. 10/24/17 presentation & video (@3min) on Land Use Policy & Growth Management by Dr. Charles Lester, former CCC Executive Director.

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Comprehensive Transportation Management Plan (CTMP) is being developed to address cumulative traffic impacts of Midcoast development on Highway 1 & 92. Draft plan expected for public review early 2018.

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Comprehensive planning update of Princeton area land use plans, development polices and zoning regulations began in 2013. Draft plan for public review: spring 2018.

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Wednesday
Jun212017

HMB Local Coastal Land Use Plan June 27 Study Session

HMB Planning Commission Study Session     VIDEO
Tues, June 27, 2017, at 7:00 PM
Emergency Operations Center, Kelly Ave, HMB

Coastal Access will be the focus of the June 27 session, which will feature a presentation posing options for Highway 1, in addition to topics relevant to coastal access, including trails, parking, and transit. Community members are encouraged to attend and participate during the public forum.โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹

Wednesday
Jun212017

Path of Pollutants from Watershed to Harbor

San Mateo County Resource Conservation District provided an update presentation to the Harbor Commission 6/21/2017 on their continuing investigation of sources of fecal bacteria from warm-blooded animals in Pillar Point Harbor, particularly at Capistrano Beach.  Past studies have shown that the pollution enters the harbor from watershed drainage (creek and storm drain outlets) rather than from boats.  The current investigation is focused on the upland areas that drain to Capistrano Beach: Denniston watershed, St. Augustine watershed, and Capistrano drainage.  
Video of presentation (at 13 min)

Wednesday
Jun142017

Pacifica City Council Asks Caltrans to Abandon Hwy 1 Widening Project 

The Calera Parkway Project proposed to widen Highway 1 to six lanes between Fassler and Reina del Mar in an effort to ease peak-hour congestion.  During years of local controversy, twice as many Pacificans spoke against the widening at every opportunity.  The project EIR is tied up in the courts.  Then the 2016 elections brought a shift in City Council majority on this issue.

In March 2017 the Pacifica City Council adopted an ordinance that prohibits any formal Council action to support or approve the construction of additional through lanes along Highway 1 without first obtaining a majority voter approval of the Pacifica electorate.

On June 12 the City Council approved a letter asking Caltrans to abandon the proposed widening and remove it from further consideration.  The Council believes that through a combination of alternatives, excluding widening, an environmentally sustainable solution to the congestion can be achieved.

Friday
Jun092017

MCC Meeting June 14, 2017, Canceled

Thursday
Jun082017

Princeton Waterfront Street-End Improvements Coming

Coastal access improvements have long been a goal for the waterfront street ends in Princeton.  Supervisor Horsley has recently allocated funding from district-specific Measure K County funds for the Princeton Street-End Waterfront Access Improvement Project.  Dept of Public Works will oversee the permitting and construction.

Broadway:  $22,000 was allocated for a viewing area where the existing guard rail will be moved back from the bluff edge to make room for two wood benches. The concept plan was reviewed by MCC in Feb 2017. 

Columbia and West Point:  $40,000 has been allocated for beach access improvements at these street ends (staff report). County staff will gather MCC and public input as the plans are developed. Adjacent property owners will also be notified in advance of project implementation. 

Tuesday
Jun062017

Board of Supervisors Approve Big Wave Project Modifications June 6

On June 6, 2017, the Board of Supervisors approved amendments to the 2015 15-year Development Agreement for the Big Wave North Parcel Alternative (NPA) Project. Modified project phasing will allow construction of a large brewery on Lot 4 of the Business Park (labeled D on the below image) as the first building of the Big Wave Project.

MCC comments expressed strong opposition to the proposed modifications of construction phasing (5/24/17 MCC presentation).
More letters: Committee for Green Foothills, Sierra Club, Resist Density
June 7 news article (SM Daily Journal) 

Board of Supervisors staff report and attachments:
A. Revised Development Agreement
B. Draft Ordinance
C. 2015 Approved Site Plan and Tentative Map
D. 2015 Approved Phasing Plan and 2017 Revised Phasing Plan*
E. 2015 Approved Easement Plan
F. Revised Findings and Conditions of Approval
G. Letters from Big Wave
H. Table 1: Approved 2015 Big Wave NPA Project
I.  Table 2: Minor Modifications to the Project 

*Note Attachment D includes a new 2015 map showing construction of first business building can precede the first Wellness Center building, rather than the actual 2015 Approved Phasing Plan shown below. Transcript of project planner from video of 5/19/15 Board meeting (1:15:08):

"This slide illustrates the County's working with the applicant to work on the proper phasing of the project to ensure that the aspects of the project with the most public benefit -- such as wetlands restoration and the Wellness Center, are all built first, prior to some portions of the office park. So the areas in red are the Wellness Center and the wetland areas that would be developed first."

Friday
May262017

GCSD Board Vacancy Appointment June 1

Granada Community Services District (GCSD) will fill a Board vacancy by appointment at a Special Meeting on Thursday, June 1, 2017, at 7pm.

Deadline to submit a letter of interest and resumé is 5pm, Tues, May 30.  The appointed term expires Nov 2018.  Applicants must be at least 18 years old, a registered voter, and live within the District. GCSD regular Board meetings are the third Thursday of each month.  Notice of Vacancy (just received) has contact info and more detail. (GCSD website)

UPDATE 6/1/17: GCSD Board voted 3-1 to appoint Barbara Dye to fill the Board vacancy (meeting video).

Friday
May192017

MCC Meeting May 24, 2017

AGENDA for May 24, 2017, 7:00pm at GCSD
           504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada

Big Wave Project Modification:  MCC comments, presentation,
referral, County staff recommendation & project description,
proposed revised conditions

New Granada Fire Station landscaping (plan): MCC comments

Consent: Minutes for May 10, 2017

UPDATE: 5/24/17 meeting video & minutes

Thursday
May112017

Montara Hotel May 15 Public Workshop

Hotel Plans - MCC comments  - CCC staff comments - Workshop Notice 

Neighborhood Commercial Zoning Regs need update: 
     MCC letter - presentation - County reply - MCC follow-up letter

UPDATE 5/16/2017:  About 45 Midcoast residents attended the workshop. Also in attendance was a representative of the property owner, AHK International Ltd, Ridgegate Apartments. The applicant, local architect Ed Love, fielded questions. County staff took notes to be included with other public and staff comments in a follow-up letter to the owner/applicant.  

The applicant described the project as a “boutique” hotel, meaning upscale and pricey.  He acknowledged that practically speaking, the 13-unit hotel would require 13 guest spaces and 7 for staff.  Existing plans show 7 spaces on site, and the applicant proposed leasing 13 additional spaces off site in the neighborhood, with valet parking.

UPDATE 6/20/2017: Workshop Summary

Wednesday
May102017

Quarry Park Master Plan Community Meeting May 16

Tues, May 16, 2017, 7PM at El Granada Elementary School multi-purpose room, 400 Santiago, El Granada.

This is the first Community Meeting to discuss developing the Quarry Park/ Mirada Surf Master Plan, a document that will guide park improvements over the next 20 years. Additional meetings, as the process proceeds, are July 25 and Oct 3, same time/place.  Park map