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 

November 2016 Elections for MCC
3 seats for 4-year term - 1 seat for 2-year term
Candidate filing period July 18 – Aug 12 by 5pm
Must be resident and registered voter in unincorporated
     Montara, Moss Beach, Princeton, El Granada, or Miramar.
More Info: County Elections or contact a councilmember

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Modern Roundabouts
--a safer choice than traffic signals
--promoted by Caltrans, FHWA, AARP, and
Midcoast Hwy 1 Safety & Mobility Study
--MCC letters May 11 & April 13

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Short-Term Rental Ordinance where all or part of a residence is rented for less than 30 consecutive days.
Public comment on revised draft ordinance due July 29.
MCC will discuss at July 13 and 27 meetings.

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Affordable Housing 
This summer MidPen will hold two Open Houses to review concept site designs for the 11-acre north Moss Beach affordable housing site.
Jul 11 & Aug 18, drop by anytime 3-8pm, Farallone View School.
MidPen Moss Beach website  -  Supervisor Don Horsley 6/1/16

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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)

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

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Subdivision Regulations Update
A comprehensive update is underway to align county subdivision regulations (dating back to 1992) with current state law and pertinent case law, and to make them more user friendly.  May 25 staff report & MCC presentation.  June 8 MCC comments

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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 Aug 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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Wednesday
Jul012015

Java with Jerry, July 21, 8AM

Sunday
Jun212015

MCC June 24, 2015, Meeting Canceled

Thursday
Jun182015

Public Workshop June 23: New Highway Crossing Alternatives

The County will present the latest design alternatives for Midcoast Highway 1 at-grade crossings, raised medians, and left-turn lanes:

   Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
   HMB Yacht Club, 214 Princeton Ave, Princeton

The new compromise design Alternative 3 has been developed for Montara and Moss Beach in response to public comments. It provides limited raised medians for traffic calming at village gateways, and for pedestrian crossing refuge at 3 locations (Virginia, 7th, & 2nd). 
Project Summary -- Design Alternatives Matrix -- Draft Planning Study 
4/28/15 MCC comments - public comments
Conceptual design images:
Mirada Rd. Alt 1, 2
Moss Beach Cypress Alt 1, 2, 3; Town Center Alt 1A, 1B, 2, 3
Lighthouse/16th Alt 1, 2
Montara Town Center Alt 1, 2, 3; Montara Beach Alt 1, 2, 3
Gray Whale Cove Alt 1&2

Following Tuesday’s public meeting there will be an online virtual workshop open until July 10.  Once a preferred alternative is selected for each location, the next planning phase can move forward, with detailed designs, environmental review and permitting.  Construction timeline will depend on prioritization of locations and availability of funding. 
See Highway 1 page for background and related projects.

Tuesday
Jun162015

Parallel Trail Design Gets Underway

The County has entered a contract with BKF Engineers to complete Design Phase 1 of the initial segment of the Midcoast Multimodal Trail (aka Parallel Trail).  The trail has long been envisioned as an east-of-highway multi-use transportation trail connecting the Midcoast communities to each other and to Half Moon Bay.  The trail is expected to be completed in 4 segments.  Design of the southern segment (from city limits at Mirada Rd. to Coronado in El Granada) is set to begin this summer. 

The project will include complete environmental review, multiple public outreach events to develop a preferred trail alignment, and conceptual construction plans and estimates, to be presented to the County Planning Commission.   

Design Phase 1 is expected to be completed in spring 2016.  Phase 2 will include advanced design and permitting tasks in FY 2016-17.  Project design and permitting is funded by a $500,000 grant from SMC Transportation Authority Measure A Ped/Bike Program. 

Project Manager is James Hinkamp,  jhinkamp@smcgov.org
Scope of Work -- attachments  --  staff report  --  Highway 1 page

Wednesday
Jun102015

Public Workshop June 16: Motel Expansion in El Granada

The County will hold a Pre-Application Workshop to allow for public comment on a proposed 2-story, 14-room addition to the Harbor View Inn at 51 Avenue Alhambra in El Granada.  (site plans)

     Tuesday, June 16, 2015, 6:30-8:00 PM
     GCSD, 504 Ave Alhambra, third floor, El Granada

Friday
Jun052015

MCC Meeting June 10, 2015

AGENDA for June 10, at 7:00 PM:
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Midcoast at-grade crossings & raised medians:
Preview and discussion of revised design alternatives for Moss Beach and Montara which include raised median crossing refuges at 3 locations. The final County public workshop to select preferred design alternatives will be Tuesday, June 23, 7-9 PM at HMB Yacht Club.
4/28/15 MCC comments -- Highway 1 page

New HMB Library presentation (Friends of HMB Libary website)
Consent agenda: Minutes for May 13, 2015
Location: GCSD meeting room, 504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada
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UPDATE:  6/10/15 meeting Video - Minutes
Saturday
May302015

Harbor District Service Review Available for Comment

SMC Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) has released the Draft Municipal Service Review and Sphere Update for the San Mateo County Harbor District.  

Affected agencies, residents, property owners and interested individuals and groups are requested to provide comments to the LAFCo Executive Officer, Martha Poyatos, by email at mpoyatos@smcgov.org or fax at (650) 3634849. Please submit comments by June 26, 2015.

The Executive Officer’s Report including comments and recommended determinations will be presented to San Mateo LAFCo at the Commission meeting of July 15, 2015 scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors Chambers, 400 County Center Redwood City. 

The comprehensive review and report were put in motion after last year's Civil Grand Jury Report: "What is the price of dysfunction? The San Mateo County Harbor District."  

News article: Oversight commission suggests Harbor District dissolve: LAFCo releases draft report recommending county takeover.
More info on Harbor District history and issues on MCC Harbor Page.

Friday
May152015

Public Workshop on New RV Park in Princeton May 27

The County will hold a Pre-Application Workshop to allow public comment on a proposal for a 50-space RV park at the northwest corner of Highway 1 and Capistrano, next to Oceano Harbor Village parking lot. (site plans)

     Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 7:00-8:30 PM
     HMB Yacht Club, 214 Princeton Ave, Princeton

MCC regular meeting for May 27 is canceled.

UPDATE:  Summary of pre-application comments

Thursday
May142015

Big Wave Project at Board of Supervisors May 19

SMC Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing to consider approvals of the Big Wave Project (meeting notice)
     Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at 9:00 AM
     Board of Supervisors Chambers, 400 County Center, Redwood City

The Big Wave Project North Parcel Alternative is a major development proposed on 2 parcels of agricultural land and wetlands west of HMB Airport. The current version consists of 8 buildings on the north parcel, including 176,000 sq.ft. of industrial or office space, a sanitarium, or "Wellness Center", for up to 50 developmentaly disabled adults and 20 live-in caretakers, and 462 parking spaces.  The south parcel would contain 92 public beach access parking spaces and a boat storage facility. Phased construction is proposed over a 15-year period per a Development Agreement with the County. 

The Planning Commission approved the project last January (MCC letter) but various community groups appealed the decision to the Board of Supervisors.   Staff Report - Summary - Attachments

MCC Big Wave Issues Page has more details and links to earlier documents. 
Contact Project Planner Camille Leung with questions, cleung@smcgov.org
Comments to the Board of Supervisors may be emailed to:
     Carole Groom CGroom@smcgov.org
     Don Horsley dhorsley@smcgov.org
     Dave Pine DPine@smcgov.org
     Warren Slocum wslocum@smcgov.org
     Adrienne Tissier atissier@smcgov.org

UPDATE 5/19/15:  

SMC Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the latest version of the Big Wave North Parcel Alternative at their May 19, 2015, meeting.  Negotiations have been ongoing this spring between the Appellants, Coastal Commission staff and the Applicants, assisted by County staff, to resolve a list of concerns. 

Committee for Green Foothills’ letter acknowledged the Applicant’s willingness to reduce the overall square footage of Business Park uses from 189,000 to 176,000 sq.ft. and agree to a conservation easement on the south parcel to restrict the size and use of future development there. 

Coastal Commission staff wrote in support of permit approval saying the current project, as conditioned by the County, appears to address any remaining Local Coastal Program (LCP) issues. 

UPDATE 5/28/15:  Letter of Decision includes all Conditions of Approval

Sunday
May102015

MCC Meeting May 13, 7pm

AGENDA for May 13, 2015, 7:00 PM
Princeton on-street parking
Location: GCSD meeting room, 504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada
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UPDATE: 5/13/15 meeting video - minutes
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