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 9:30AM.
See Archives for past meetings with video links.

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Focus Topics

Introduction to Local Government:              District boundaries, services provided, decision-making bodies.

Land Use Planning & Development Approval Process

Transportation Planning & Projects

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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 roundabout evaluation - 10% design - MCC review

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Half Moon Bay Local Coastal Program Update
HMB Planning Commission Study Sessions
     7pm at HMB Library: 
Nov 27 Natural Resources
Dec 19 Coastal Access/Hazards, Scenic Resources
Jan 22 Development, Agriculture
City Council hopes to approve updated LCP Land Use Plan to be submitted to the Coastal Commission for certification in 2019.
10/24/17 Presentation  & video (@3min) on Land Use Policy & Growth Management by Dr. Charles Lester.

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Cypress Point Affordable Housing Community 
Proposed 71-unit affordable housing community at Carlos/Sierra in Moss Beach

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Dunes Beach Hotel/RV in HMB
MCC news post -- CGF comments -- City webpage on proposal

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A Comprehensive Transportation Management Plan is being developed to address cumulative traffic impacts of Midcoast development on Highway 1 & 92. Final draft expected for review/adoption early 2019.

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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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Harbor Village RV Park
50-space facility proposed at Capistrano & Hwy 1

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Vallemar Bluff 4-House Development

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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: early 2019.

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Saturday
Feb032018

HMB Bike/Ped Master Plan Workshop Feb 8

HMB Bike/Ped Master Plan Workshop                      
Thurs, Feb 8, 2018, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
EOC, 537 Kelly Ave, Half Moon Bay

The meeting will start with an overview presentation of the HMB Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan and associated Design Guidelines, followed by community discussion and input at breakout stations where maps and other materials will be available for review. While this draft plan is for the City of Half Moon Bay, it contains useful concepts and data that can inform trail planning in the unincorporated Midcoast.
     Draft Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan & Design Guidelines

Tuesday
Jan302018

Harbor District Embarks on 2018 Strategic Planning Process

At the helm to facilitate the SMC Harbor District Strategic Planning process is Martin Rauch of Rauch Communication Consultants, Inc. (9/6/17 slide presentation).  The process has begun with the first of two Board Workshops (1/24/18 - video) to evaluate the district and identify strategic issue areas.  Those meetings will be followed by public outreach (stakeholder interviews and public workshops), followed by preparation of draft report, monitoring and oversight plan and presentation to the Board of Commissioners for adoption.

MCC will closely follow this process and help spread the word on public workshops.  Several years ago the District started and then abandoned a strategic planning effort, on which MCC submitted initial comments 7/9/14. See also MCC Pillar Point Harbor page.

Tuesday
Jan232018

MCC Special Meeting (Retreat), Jan 27, 2018

Annual MCC Administrative and Planning Retreat -- The public is welcome.
     Saturday, January 27, 2018, starting at 9:30 AM
     GCSD, 504 Alhambra, third floor, El Granada.  
AGENDA and supporting documents:
MCC 2018 Work Plan Priorities
Task Assignments 2018
Treasurer Procedures 2018  --  Finance Committee page
MCC Policies & Procedures
Handbook for San Mateo County Boards & Commissions
Rosenberg's Rules of Order -- Rosenberg Rules at a Glance

UPDATE: 1/27/18 meeting minutes

Saturday
Jan202018

MCC Meeting Jan 24, 2018

MCC Agenda for Jan 24, 2018, 7:00pm at GCSD
           504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada
Supporting material:
     Consent:  Minutes for Dec 13, 2017
Vallemar Bluff: MCC comments - approved
     environmental review docs -- project page
Building height measurement:
     MCC comments - approved
     earlier MCC comments: 11/8/17 & 4/12/17
     Methods of measurement (2010)
     County long-range planning projects

UPDATE: 1/24/18 meeting video & minutes

Thursday
Jan182018

Samtrans Coastside Study meetings

 

Samtrans will have two meetings on the coast to discuss thefindings from the SamTrans Coastside Study, an analysis of coastal transit service and recommendations for improvement.
The first meeting will be held in Half Moon Bay at
Ted Adcock Community Center, Grand Oak Room
535 Kelly Avenue, Half Moon Bay
on Tuesday, January 30, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The second will be held at the
Pacifica Community Center, Auditorium
 540 Crespi Dr, Pacifica
on Thursday, February 1, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
At the Pacifica meeting (only, not at the Half Moon Bay meeting) attendees will hear a presentation on Get Us Moving San Mateo County and have the opportunity to provide feedback on transportation priorities in the County.
Get Us Moving is a collaborative effort between SamTrans, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, and partneragencies and groups to develop a San Mateo County Transportation Funding Plan.
Residents can also participate by taking the short survey at www.GetUsMovingSMC.com

 

Saturday
Jan132018

HMB Seeks Funding for Cabrillo Hwy Bike/Ped Trail Connection to Midcoast

The City of Half Moon Bay is submitting grant applications to San Mateo County Transportation Authority (SMCTA) to help fund connecting segments of the bike/pedestrian trail along the east side of Cabrillo Highway to the northern city limit at Mirada/Alto Roads.  San Mateo County is finalizing the design/permitting process for the first Midcoast segment of this Cabrillo Hwy Trail (Mirada Rd to Coronado signal – orange dots on map).   

Thursday
Jan112018

County Long-Range Planning Projects: 2018-19

Long-range planning efforts involve studies, plans and regulations, rather than actual projects to be built.  The County Planning Dept has an ambitious list of planning projects for 2018-2019, most of them countywide or specific to North Fair Oaks: Work Plan (You'll need a large monitor to view this.)

Plans specific for the Coastside include:

  • Connect the Coastside wrap up winter/spring 2018 (begun in 2014 but stalled since 2016).
  • Plan Princeton wrap up by end summer 2018 (begun in 2013 but stalled since 2015).
  • Farm Labor Housing Guidebook.
  • Cypress Point Affordable Housing is listed here, covering only the General Plan, Zoning Ordinance and Local Coastal Program amendments required to downsize the land use to medium density and do away with the 148-unit approved PUD district.

Regarding MCC request for updated Neighborhood Commercial development standards specific for the Midcoast (3/22/17 MCC letter - presentation  - reply - 4/12/17 follow-up letter), and a consistent definition of how building height is measured (11/8/17 MCC letter), the County has relegated these to a wish list of future but unscheduled projects, due to the busy workload prioritized for the next two years.

Saturday
Jan062018

MCC Jan 10, 2018, meeting canceled

Friday
Jan052018

Caltrans Assesses Climate Change Impacts on Transportation Infrastructure

Caltrans has released their District 4 Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment, 2018. This is the first of a series of reports to cover all districts in the state transportation system.  The report analyzes future transportation vulnerabilities in the Bay Area due to climate change -- temperature, precipitation, wildfire, sea level rise, storm surge, and combined effects.

This is the first step towards planning for a State Highway System that is more resilient to major storm events in the short term and to climate change in the long term.
WebpageSummary ReportTechnical Report

Friday
Dec222017

Coastside Medfly Quarantine

Recent detection of Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) in Half Moon Bay has resulted in quarantine of fruits and vegetables in a 56-square-mile portion of San Mateo County from Lower Crystal Springs Reservoir to the Coast, bordered by San Vicente Creek in Moss Beach on the north, and Lobitos Creek Rd on the south (map). 
Sterile male Medflies will be released in the area as part of the eradication effort (press release).

Medfly can infest more than 250 types of fruits and vegetables, causing severe impacts on California agricultural exports and backyard gardens alike. The most common pathway for these invasive species to enter our state is by “hitchhiking” in fruits and vegetables brought back illegally by travelers as they return from infested regions of the world.  To help protect California’s agriculture and natural resources, follow the Don’t Pack a Pest program guidelines.