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.   

Candidate Forums

SMC Harbor Commission 4-year term, 2-year term - VIDEO

Coastside Fire District Board, October 7, Tuesday, 7pm
GCSD meeting room, 504 Alhambra, third floor, El Granada
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Focus Topics 

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, Conceptual Alternatives Evaluation:
   Presentation (video at 24:44) at MCC Sept 10 of
   Draft Alternatives Workbook
   Community Workshop Oct 2, 6:30-8:30 PM, Oceano Hotel

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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 – 90,000 s/f
     Parking for 554 cars (incl. 92 for public beach use)
     15-yr Development Agreement with County
Big Wave Issues Page

Permit processing schedule:
Jul 31 - Sept 2: Environmental document public comment period
Aug 13: Informational at Planning Commission (staff report)  &
    MCC: presentation/video.   8/27 MCC commentsvideo
Coastside Design Review Committee: Oct 9
Planning Commission hearing Nov 12, 5pm, on Coastside

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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.

The Comprehensive Transportation Management Plan is a requirement of the 2012 Midcoast update to the Local Coastal Program (LCP Policy 2.53). In December 2013 the Board of Supervisors approved $500,000 to fund the project, which is scheduled for completion mid-2015. Scope of work and timeline.
Related studies & projects: Hwy 1 Issues Page.

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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,
        District reponse.  LAFCo recommended response
Harbor/Shoreline 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.  FAQ's  -  Draft Final ALUCP revised 8/8/14, with response to comments.

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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 has over 400 signatures.

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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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Tuesday
May062014

GGNRA Rancho Interim Trail Plan

The National Park Service NPS) is developing an Interim Trail Plan for Rancho Corral de Tierra (Rancho). This interim plan maps and names the trails that will be maintained by NPS until a Long-Range Trail Master Plan is completed in the next three to five years.  The plan establishes accepted trail uses (bicycle, pedestrian, equestrian) to help mitigate conflicts between user groups.  It does not regulate dog walking activities and defers to the Dog Management Plan.

The public comment period is open through June 14. To view the plan and comment, go to (web link).

Monday
Apr282014

Granada Sanitary District Town Hall Mtg May 1

“Town Hall” meeting -- opportunity for public questions and input on Granada Sanitary District’s proposed reorganization into a Community Services District with the addition of park and recreation powers, and the related Measure G on the June 3 ballot.

May 1, 7:30pm at El Granada Elementary School.
GSD webpageHMB Review editorial, Measure G website

Sunday
Apr272014

Gordon/Horsley Coastside Office Hours May 2

 

Friday
Apr182014

MCC Meeting, April 23, 7pm

Regular AGENDA

Rodenticides - Poison baits used to control rodents, and the unintended secondary poisoning of wildlife and pets that eat dead or dying rodents that have consumed these baits.  Informational presentation by representative for Raptors Are The Solution (RATS), a Bay Area conservation group working to eradicate anticoagulants from our ecosystem.  
More background:
Center for Biological Diversity - Rodenticides
California Dept of Fish & Wildlife - Rodenticides
California City and County Rodenticide Resolutions
Integrated Pest Management - Rats (National Park Service)
SMC Vector Control - Rodents
Safe Rodent Control Resource Center
Marin County Rat Management Plan uses no poison.

Montara Coast 7th Street fence - County staff will present the plan for removal of the fence that closes off the coastal end of 7th Street and installation of guardrails for vehicle safety.   Desired Outcome:  Informational  
(Seacliff fence was removed in June 2013 at MCC request) 

Moss Beach Skate Park - a community discussion:
--Safety and the future of public access at the 11-acre parcel owned by California School Employees Association (CSEA) in northern Moss Beach.  In addition to WWII barracks foundations and MWSD water storage tanks, the parcel contains a user-built concrete skate park, which appears slated for demolition by the property owner.
--The need for a Midcoast skate park - where, how, who can get it done? Questions or concerns about the CSEA property may be directed to the property manager Roy Ramos.
HMB Review articles/comments: 3/28/14, 4/17/14, 4/22/14

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

Friday
Apr042014

MCC Meeting, April 9, 7pm

Regular AGENDA:

Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (MROSD): Presentation by General Manager Steve Abbors on the recently completed Vision Plan and the June 3 Ballot Measure AA, Regional Open Space Access, Preservation and Restoration Bond. (website, endorsers, interactive project map)

Big Wave North Parcel Alternative.  MCC hosted an informational presentation by Project Engineer followed by Q&A on 11/13/13 (minutes & video). County staff distributed the project referral to various agencies including MCC for comment 3/25 – 4/11/14.  Initial comments from MCC (approved) to County Planning staff.  
County staff expects to circulate the project environmental review document for 30-day public comment in July, followed by Planning Commission hearings in Aug/Sept.  Big Wave Issues Page has more background and supporting documents.

Consent Agenda: Minutes for March 12 and March 26

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

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.