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

Coastside Beach Shuttle

Weekends Only -- Free

schedule & route

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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 and initial comments are here

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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: expect early fall public meeting.

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Design Review - Miramar Community Rep
Miramar lacks a Community Rep on the Coastside Design Review Committee that reviews new residential development for compliance with Coastside Design Review Standards. Application deadline is Nov 10 for appointment of 1 Community Rep and 1 Alternate.

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Quarry Park Master Plan
(includes Mirada Surf -- park map)
Get involved in developing this document that will guide park improvements over the next 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. Planning Commission 10/24/17, 7pm.

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SMC Parks Dog Management Committee is developing dog-management policy for County Parks.

Draft Policy Recommendations for public review

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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 late 2017.

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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: fall 2017.

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Friday
Apr212017

MCC Meeting Apr 26, 2017

AGENDA for April 26, 2017, 7:00pm at GCSD
           504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada
Supporting documents:

County Parks Midcoast update: presentation
     FMR Master Plan 2016 Assessment

Midcoast Parks Governance/Funding: presentation
2015 County Mini-Parks Policy
2014 LAFCo: Granada Community Services reorg
2008 LAFCo: Coastside Sphere of Influence
2007 Midcoast Action Plan for Parks & Recreation
2002 Midcoast Recreational Needs Assessment
Midcoast Parks Development Fund report (thru 2012)

Consent: Minutes for April 12, 2017

UPDATE: 4/26/17 meeting video & minutes

Friday
Apr142017

New Granada Fire Station Final EIR Hearing Apr 26

At their April 26, 2017, meeting the Coastside Fire Protection District (CFPD) is set to certify the Final EIR for the El Granada Fire Station Replacement Project.
Notice of Public Hearing – Final EIR – prior post

Wed, Apr 26, 6:00pm at CFPD, Station 40 Board Room, 1191 Main St, HMB.
Written responses may be sent to Paul Cole, paul.cole@fire.ca.gov with “Fire Station 41 (El Granada) Replacement Project EIR” as the subject.  

Friday
Apr072017

MCC Meeting Apr 12, 2017

AGENDA for April 12, 2017, 7:00pm at GCSD
           504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada
Supporting documents:
La Costanera riprap presentation (FMR)
C-1 zoning 4/12 letter (3/22 letter & reply)
Seton Coastside presentation
First Flush presentation
Seal Cove Geotechnical Hazard Analysis & Map
   --105 San Lucas case activity
   --125 Los Banos permit app - case activity
Consent: Minutes for March 22, 2017

UPDATES: 4/12/17 meeting video and minutes
               4/19/17 HMB Review article on riprap

Thursday
Apr062017

SamTrans Coastside Transit Study at Brews & Views Apr 18

Community Meeting Tues, Apr 18, 6-8pm
HMB Brewing Co, 390 Capistrano Rd, Princeton
        or Thurs, Apr 27, 6:30pm,
        Pacifica Community Center, 540 Crespi Dr.
SamTrans Coastside Transit Study will evaluate current bus service in Half Moon Bay, Pacifica, and other Coastside communities. The study is expected to result in recommendations for bus service concepts that seek to maximize efficiency and provide the best service possible to meet the community's needs.

Learn about the Study and share your vision for Coastside bus service.
You can also submit comments online.  To request Spanish interpretation for the meeting, please call 1-800-660-4287 or email tietjenb@samtrans.com

Wednesday
Apr052017

Draft Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment Apr 2017

San Mateo County Draft Sea Level Rise (SLR) Vulnerability Assessment is now available for review and comment by May 15, 2017. The document will guide the County and its cities in understanding and preparing for sea level rise.  Specifically, the report includes an analysis of which assets and communities are at risk from different amounts of sea level rise. Detailed case studies include Mirada Rd, Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, Hwy 1 at Surfers’ Beach, Coastal Trail from Kelly to Seymour, SAM Wastewater Treatment Plant, Linda Mar Pacifica State Beach.

Full report and upcoming events here.
Public workshop: 4/29/2017, 10:30am – 12:30pm,
     Ted Adcock Community Center, HMB (RSVP)
Submit comments online (Survey Monkey

Next steps include preparing a county SLR policy with guidance for addressing SLR in County projects, developing an adaptation strategy for unincorporated areas, and implementing pilot projects.

[This article was updated to show comment deadline extension to May 15, 2017.] 

Wednesday
Apr052017

Harbor District 5-Yr Capital Improvement Plan Apr 5 Workshop

April 5, 2017,  6:30 PM, Harbor District Conference Room,
504 Ave Alhambra, second floor, El Granada.
Public discussion regarding proposed capital improvement projects at Pillar Point Harbor over the next 5 years:
slide presentation

Thursday
Mar302017

County Denies Request for Commercial Zoning Update

Alarmed by recent large hotel proposals for Montara, the MCC held two well-attended meetings in March to discuss the extremely limited development standards in the C-1 zoning ordinance for Midcoast neighborhood commercial districts that can lead to this type of oversize development insensitive to community character.  MCC 3/22/17 letter & slide presentation to Supervisor Horsley and Community Development Director Steve Monowitz urged their support for an updated Neighborhood Commercial ordinance specific for the Midcoast.

The 3/29/17 County reply details the reasons for denying the MCC request, basically that existing standards adequately protect community character and that the Planning Dept is too busy the next few years with other long-range projects.

Instead of development standards that clearly and simply guide appropriate development that preserves our unique coastal small town character, we are left with long and contentious permit approval cycles and appeals with uncertain results.

Montara 13-unit hotel plans - MCC comments - CCC staff comments

Thursday
Mar302017

Donuts with Don Apr 4

Supervisor Don Horsley Coastside Office Hours: Tuesday, April 4, 2017
10:00 - 11:30 AM at Moss Beach Sheriff Substation
Come share any questions or comments you have.
Contact Elizabeth Dallman for details: 650-599-1016 or edallman@smcgov.org

Wednesday
Mar292017

Midcoast Residential Growth Rate 2014-2016

Building permits were issued for 34 new Midcoast dwelling units in 2016, up from 21 in 2015, and 10 in 2014.  The table has the details (town, address, parcel #, SFD= single family dwelling, building permit number, number of units, date permit issued).

The Local Coastal Program (LCP Policy 1.23) limits Midcoast residential growth rate to building permits issued for 40 dwelling units per calendar year.  This includes second units and each unit in multi-unit buildings. New units with affordability restrictions for low and moderate income can exceed the annual limit, but the growth rate average over the three-year period, that includes the year of building permit issuance and the following two years, must not exceed 40 units/year. 

Visitor-serving uses such as hotels are not considered dwelling units and are not subject to the growth rate limit.

Friday
Mar172017

MCC Meeting Mar 22, 2017

AGENDA for March 22, 2017, 7:00pm at GCSD
           504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada
Supporting documents:
Devil's Slide Ride handoutwebsite

Neighborhood Commercial C-1 Zoning:
MCC LETTER - slide presentation
C-1 zoning ordinance - S-3 combining district
CCR Coastside Commercial Recreation
C-1/WMP ordinance (specific for West Menlo Park)

Consent:  Minutes for March 8, 2017
Hotel application, 7th St, Montara, 13-unit, 3-story (PRE2017-00002) - 
MCC COMMENTS - hotel plans - CCC staff comments

UPDATE: 3/22/17 meeting Video & Minutes
             3/29/17 County reply to MCC request for C-1 zoning update