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 

Midcoast Highway 1 Crossings, Medians, Left Turn Lanes
Project summary and design alternatives
Online survey of preferred alternatives - comments due by April 15.  
Community Workshop March 11 - video.
Related studies and projects: MCC Highway 1 Issues Page.
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Comprehensive planning update of Princeton area land use plans, development polices and zoning regulations.

Phase 4, Preferred Plan & Policy Framework: 
   Public Workshop Open House at Yacht Club Apr 11, 1-3 PM.
Project website  --  MCC Princeton Issues Page

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Connect the Coastside is a Comprehensive Transportation Management Plan (CTMP) that will identify programs and improvements along Hwy 1 & 92 to accommodate future transportation needs.    
Evaluation of Transportation Alternatives to Address Buildout Deficiencies:
Briefing to MCC April 8, 7PM
Public Workshop April 15, 6:30-8:30PM,
   Cypress Meadows, 343 Cypress Ave, Moss Beach.
Buildout Analysis & Traffic Projections Report Nov 2014
Related studies & projects: Hwy 1 Issues Page.
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Big Wave Project North Parcel Alternative, a major development for agricultural land and wetlands west of HMB Airport, was approved by the SMC Planning Commission 4-1 on Jan 14.  MCC commentsStaff PresentationVideoLetter of Decision.
Group Appeal to Board of Supervisors was filed Jan 29.

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Pillar Point Harbor Issues

RV Park: MCC 1/28/15 letter - images.
District Priorities: MCC 7/9/14 letter - Overview Presentation.
Dredging/Beach Replenishment:
MCC 9/10/13 letter.
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Montara Coast - Public Access & Views
Private encroachments into the 7th St right-of-way diminish public coastal access & views.  Online petition.
On Feb 25 the Planning Commission approved 7th St fence removal & new encroaching fence.
New encroaching fence appealed to Board of Supervisors by Montara resident.

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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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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.

Thursday
Mar132014

Moss Beach Park Closed for Improvements April/May

Moss Beach Park will be closed for improvements for 6-8 weeks starting April 1. County Parks will install the long-awaited restroom and remove two Monterey pines which are in decline with the ultimately fatal pine pitch canker disease. If you have questions, call County Parks at 650-363-4020.

Saturday
Mar082014

MCC Meeting March 12, 7pm

Regular AGENDA:

Plan Princeton Existing Conditions Report. 
The Report is undergoing some revisions following comments from the Technical Advisory and Steering Committees, and will be released when those are finalized.

La Costanera Restaurant: Consideration of Revised Initial Study & Negative Declaration -- MCC letter (approved) - presentation - more background

Consent Agenda: Minutes for 2/12/14; Appoint CEAP alternate rep (memo)

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

Wednesday
Mar052014

Highway 1 Parallel Trail Funding Uncertain

The County recently applied to SMC Transportation Authority (TA) for funding for planning/permitting of the southern segment of the Midcoast Highway 1 Parallel Trail, from HMB city limit to the Coronado intersection in El Granada.

Competition is fierce for County Measure A sales tax funds for pedestrian and bicycle projects, which are generally considered every two years.  For the current cycle, the preliminary staff report recommends only the top 10 of 23 projects for funding.  The Midcoast Hwy 1 Parallel Trail is ranked #11, only 0.1 point behind #10 in the scoring system.  No Coastside projects were recommended for approval -- apparently there are no points added for geographic diversity.  

The TA Board of Directors will hear the initial staff presentation of proposed funding allocations at their meeting on Thursday, March 6, at 5PM, at 1250 San Carlos Ave, 2nd floor, San Carlos (Agenda Item #11a - staff report).  Final decision on funding allocation will be made at their April 3 meeting. 

MCC wrote in support of the grant application last December.  Community members can email their support for this project to the TA Board members, or speak at the March 6 meeting.

More info on this and other Hwy 1 projects at Hwy 1 Issues Page

Sunday
Mar022014

La Costanera Restaurant Daytime Hours Considered

1977 State and County permits for the restaurant at south end of Montara Beach limit operations to 5PM until normal closing time, in order to share available public/private parking between beach users in the daytime and restaurant users in the evening. 

The County is processing an application to modify the restaurant’s Use Permit to allow Friday and weekend daytime hours (10AM – 2AM).  Environmental review documents (Revised Initial Study and Negative Declaration) for this project are now available for review. 

Public comment regarding the correctness, completeness, or adequacy of this Negative Declaration must be received by County Planning Dept no later than 5PM, March 31, 2014.  Contact person: Camille Leung, Project Planner, 650/363-1826.  The MCC March 12 agenda will include this item.

This Initial Study and Negative Declaration addresses the potential environmental impacts of the proposed expansion in operating hours, installation of exterior lights, signs, and patios, and grading, drainage and other improvements of the adjacent dirt parking area owned by State Parks.  

In addition to the County-issued Use Permit amendment, a Coastal Development Permit (CDP) amendment will be required directly from the CA Coastal Commission (CCC) for the project described above, as well as for the repair of existing drainage systems and riprap.  Until the CDP Amendment is granted by the CCC, the County Use Permit amendment would be considered inactive.  

The current planning application dates from 2006.
PLN2006-00494 MCC comments: 2012 letterpresentation2010 letter
Long-standing alleged Coastal Act violations - CCC, MCC
Petition for removal of beach floodlights

The restaurant was built in 1977 on the site of former 1950’s motel/restaurant, and was operated as The Chart House until 2002, followed by The Outrigger until 2004.
1977 Planning Commission staff report - Use Permit - parking exception
1977 CCC Coastal Development Permit P-77-579
1981 CCC denial of CDP amendment to allow Sunday 10AM opening 
1984 County CDP 83-67 for riprap

Wednesday
Feb262014

Midcoast Appointee to County Planning Commission

Zoe Kersteen-Tucker, a 20-plus year resident of Moss Beach, and long-time coastal and environmental advocate, has been appointed to the San Mateo County Planning Commission representing District 3.  Supervisor Don Horsley selected her to replace Christopher Ranken of Pacifica who was appointed by former Supervisor Rich Gordon.  More details in press release.

Wednesday
Feb262014

Volunteers needed for SamTrans Advisory Committee

SamTrans Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) is composed of 15 representatives from various segments of the community and acts in an advisory capacity to the SamTrans policy board. Responsibilities include providing input on the needs of current and potential transit users. CAC has vacancies for community reps, bus rider reps, and multimodal reps.

The CAC meets on the last Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the SamTrans administrative office, 1250 San Carlos Ave. in San Carlos.  Application and more info.

Tuesday
Feb252014

Seal Cove/ Moss Beach Road Improvements

A County road improvement project is proposed for two locations in Moss Beach – paving of three previously unimproved rights of way in Seal Cove (San Ramon, Del Mar, Madrone), and replacement of a section of paving on Carlos Street at California with vegetated biotreatment and pervious paving. 

Public comment period on the environmental review documents extends from February 25 to March 27, 2014.  The NOTICE of Public Review is a one-page overview of the proposed construction details, public review process, and contact info.  The environmental DOCUMENT under review is titled, "Seal Cove/Moss Beach Area Roads Improvement Project - Draft Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration".

Friday
Feb212014

MCC February 26, 2014, Meeting Canceled

The regular meeting of the Midcoast Community Council for Wednesday, February 26, 2014, has been canceled.

Future agenda:
March 12:  Princeton Planning Update (Phase 2) – Existing Conditions Report