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 

Shoreline Erosion & Sea Level Rise

Coastside Sea Rise & Erosion Forum May 24
6:30pm, Douglas Beach House, 311 Mirada Rd.
Speakers: John Dingler, Army Corps
               Bob Battalio, Coastal Civil Engineer
               Dan Hoover, USGS Coastal Marine Geology Program

Surfers’ Beach: breakwater engineering analysis
                         & beach replenishment
Pacifica Sea Level Rise Forum, Mar 2016: Video & Recap
The Crumbling Coastside - HMB Review article

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Comprehensive Transportation Management Plan (CTMP) is being developed to address cumulative traffic impacts of Midcoast development on Highway 1 & 92. (webpage)

Recommended Transportation Improvements & Land Use Policies:   Draft report  -  Appendix  -  Apr 7 workshop video
Comments:  MCC - Coastal Commission - Green Foothills
Mar 23 MCC presentation - video (at 32:30) - minutes (4a)

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Plan Half Moon Bay
City of Half Moon Bay General Plan and Local Coastal Program (LCP) Update is ongoing.  The City and the unincorporated Midcoast greatly affect each other and Midcoast residents are encouraged to get involved.  First public review draft of HMB Land Use Plan 

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Affordable Housing 
Local non-profit MidPen Housing is gathering community input regarding a potential development at the 11-acre North Moss Beach affordable housing site -- Mar 16 Open House Handout --
Citizen 4-min video overview - HMB Review article

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Vallemar Bluff
Five-houses proposed for 2.5-acre Moss Beach blufftop.  
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Comprehensive planning update of Princeton area land use plans, development polices and zoning regulations.  Princeton page
Public outreach resumes May 2016.

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Highway 1 Parallel Trail
East-of-highway active transportation trail to connect Midcoast communities to each other and to Half Moon Bay.
First segment for design/permitting is Mirada to Coronado.

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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.


 

  

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thursday
Apr162015

Coastal Sediment Management Draft Plan Available for Review

Coastal Regional Sediment (sand) Management Plans (CRSMP) are being developed for specific portions of the coast (littoral cells).  The program seeks to present ways to restore and preserve beaches, reduce the proliferation of protective shoreline structures, sustain recreation and tourism, enhance public safety and access, restore coastal sandy habitats, and identify cost-effective solutions for restoration of areas impacted by excess sediment.  

Santa Cruz Littoral Cell CRSMP includes the coastline from Pillar Point to Moss Landing (including Pillar Point Harbor). The DRAFT PLAN (80MB) has been released for public review April 15 - May 15, 2015.
Comments, suggested edits, general feedback, etc. may be sent to Brad.Damitz@noaa.gov.

There is an Executive Summary here if you don't want to dive right into the 300-page document.

Saturday
Apr042015

MCC Meeting April 8

AGENDA

Location: GCSD meeting room, 504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada

UPDATE:  4/8/15 meeting VIDEO & MINUTES

Wednesday
Mar252015

POST Buys Last Private Land on Pillar Point Bluff 

Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) has completed purchase of the last private land on Pillar Point Bluff, with plans to transfer the property to County Parks by year-end.  The 21-acre parcel lies between the Pillar Ridge Manufactured Home Community and the ocean.  This addition to the County’s Pillar Point Bluff preserve will connect a gap in the California Coastal Trail, though there is no timeline yet for actual trail improvements.  Press release

Wednesday
Mar182015

MCC Meeting March 25, 7PM

AGENDA
Plan Princeton Preferred Plan & Policy Framework - slide presentation
HMB Yacht Club ADA beach access ramp
Consent agenda: Minutes for 2/25/15

Location: GCSD meeting room, 504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada

UPDATE:  3/25/15 meeting video minutes

Wednesday
Mar042015

Hwy 1 Crossings/Medians/Turn Lanes: Mar 11 Public Workshop

The March 11 MCC meeting will be a public workshop at special venue: 7:00 – 8:30 PM, Cypress Meadows, 343 Cypress Ave, Moss Beach.  Agenda - Flyer - Video

New design alternatives for Midcoast Highway 1 crossings, medians, & left turn lanes will be presented by the County’s traffic consultants, followed by Q&A, and community feedback. The design revisions are a result of public feedback at two community workshops last summer.  

A more in-depth Preliminary Planning Study and an online survey are available on the County's Speakout site (comment deadline April 15).  
See MCC Highway 1 issues page for more background and related issues.

Saturday
Feb212015

MCC Meeting Feb 25, 7pm

AGENDA
MCC elections change from odd to even years -- 2010 HMB Review editorial.
Resolution (as approved)

PLN2014-00133 house addition 115 West Point Ave on Princeton shoreline. MCC comments (approved)
Staff Report / Request for Continuance
2/23/15 CCC staff comments

Consent agenda: Minutes for 2/11/15
Location: GCSD meeting room, 504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada

UPDATE:  2/25/15 meeting Video - Minutes

Thursday
Feb192015

Surfer’s Beach Shoreline Protection Project: Community Meeting Feb 26

Community Meeting hosted by Supervisor Horsley, Thurs, Feb 26, 7PM
GCSD meeting room, 504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada

Permit application is ready to submit to the Coastal Commission to protect the highway at the eroded section at Surfers’ Beach, with goal for construction summer 2015.  Project elements include rock armoring, Coastal Trail connection, and a stairway to the beach. Press release.
Slide Presentation - Meeting Video - Hwy 1 Issues Page

Wednesday
Feb182015

7th St Coastal Access at Planning Commission Feb 25

SMC Planning Commission Feb 25 Agenda includes two fence permit applications which would allow a private property owner to continue to fence off a portion of the coastal end of 7th St in Montara for his private use, albeit a smaller area with less obtrusive fencing than before. See Montara Coastal Access page for more background on this issue. Online petition has 400+ signatures, including many personal comments.

PLN2014-00302 (Public Works Dept) would remove a large portion of the existing 6-ft+ wall across the end of 7th St, but would allow some of the encroaching "fence" to remain in the right-of-way, blocking public access and views, for the private benefit of the neighboring property owner.  MCC comments - CCC staff comments - Planning Commission staff report

PLN2015-00020 (Westerfield) would allow a new private fence within the public right-of-way in order to add 300 sq.ft. of coastal bluff to the neighboring property owner's front yard.  MCC comments - CCC staff commentsPlanning Commission staff report - modified fence plan

Additional comments/images on both permits

UPDATE:  On 2/25/15 the Planning Commission unanimously approved both permits with the following modifications: bollards instead of guardrail, and the remaining 10.5-ft of old fence encroachment replaced with 4-ft-high wire mesh to match the new fence.  Wide community opposition to private encroachments in public rights-of-way accessing the coast fell on universally deaf ears among County staff and Planning Commissioners.

UPDATE 3/12/15:  New encroaching fence PLN2015-00020 appealed to Board of Supervisors by Montara resident.

UPDATE: April 28 appeal hearing was continued at request of Supervisor Horsley to pursue a proposed compromise on placement of new encroaching fence.  Comments from public: Lisa Ketcham - slides;  Dave Olson

Saturday
Feb072015

MCC Meeting Feb 11, 7pm

AGENDA
New El Granada Fire Station - Q&A - PO parcel image
Consent Agenda: Minutes for 1/28/15
Location: GCSD meeting room, 504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada

UPDATE: 2/11/15 Meeting Minutes - Video

Thursday
Jan292015

Big Wave Project appealed to County Supervisors

A group appeal of the Big Wave Project to the Board of Supervisors was filed today.  The Appellant organizations are Committee for Green Foothills, Loma Prieta Chapter of the Sierra Club, San Mateo Chapter of Surfrider Foundation, and the Pillar Ridge Homeowners Association.

The Appellant organizations would like to see whether any of the issues listed as basis for the appeal can be resolved at the County level before the project comes before the Board of Supervisors.  The process would include the Applicants, Appellants, County Planning staff, and Coastal Commission staff (if they are able to come).  It is hoped that Supervisor Horsley would be wiling to convene this group.  This has worked well in the past with some other contentious development projects, and could work for Big Wave.

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