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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Get Involved - CDRC vacancies

5 vacancies on Coastside Design Review Committee - Community reps for Miramar, Montara, Princeton

CDRC reviews development applications for compliance with Midcoast Design Standards to encourage new homes with individual character that are complementary with neighboring houses, community character, and the surrounding natural setting.
Desirable traits in a CDRC member.

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Modern Roundabouts
--a safer choice than traffic signals, and a context-appropriate highway circulation plan for Moss Beach

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Half Moon Bay Local Coastal Program Update
City Council hopes to approve updated LCP Land Use Plan to be submitted to the Coastal Commission for certification in 2019.
Planning Commission Study Session: Planned Developments Feb 26, 7pm, EOC 537 Kelly 

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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
1/15/2019 City Council public comment video

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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 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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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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Local Coastal Program (LCP)

Background:  The California Coastal Initiative (Proposition 20), overwhelmingly passed by the voters in 1972, was made permanent by the California Coastal Act of 1976. The Coastal Act is administered by the California Coastal Commission (CCC), and is supplemented by Local Coastal Programs (LCPs), which are approved by the Commission and administered by local governments. San Mateo County's LCP covers the unincorporated areas of the Coastside. Half Moon Bay and Pacifica have their own LCPs.

LCP policies guide development. They include a Land Use Plan and zoning ordinances to implement the Land Use Plan. 

Coastal Act and LCP policies:

  • Protect and expand public access to the shoreline and recreational opportunities and resources (including commercial visitor-serving facilities).
  • Protect, enhance, and restore environmentally sensitive habitat
  • Protect productive agricultural lands, commercial fisheries, and archeological resources.
  • Protect scenic beauty of coastal landscapes and seascapes.
  • Establish urban-rural boundaries, direct new development into areas with adequate services to avoid wasteful sprawl.
  • Provide for the expansion of industrial ports and electricity generating power plants and other coastal-dependent industrial uses, in an environmentally sound manner.
  • Protect against loss of life and property from coastal hazards.

 

Montara - Moss Beach - El Granada  Community Plan 1978

is incorporated by reference into the LCP. The Community Plan is summarized and published on the County website as Chapter 3 of Area Plans Summary, 1985. Community Plan road policies and standards were amended in 1994. 

LCP Update 1999-2012

2012 Midcoast LCP Policies  --  Map

The San Mateo County LCP was first certified in 1980 and has been amended various times. In 1999 the Board of Supervisors authorized the Midcoast LCP Update Project to improve Coastal Act consistency, update Midcoast baseline data and policies, and reduce appeals (see County LCP web page). 

Content was developed in a series of public workshops and hearings, and in 2006 the LCP amendments were submitted to the Coastal Commission for certification. In December 2009, the initial LCP update submission was denied and returned to the County for modification. After working with Coastal Commission staff, the County submitted a revised Update in May 2011. On 8/8/2012 the Coastal Commission unanimously approved the LCP update, to take effect in 30 days.

1998 LCP

MCC comments on LCP update:

To Board of Supervisors:  4/26/11  -  4/12/10  -  6/15/09  -  3/14/06  -  12/5/05  -  2/9/05   -  1/24/05 
To Planning Commission:  7/30/03 letter & Recommendations  -  12/21/01 LCP conflicts, inconsistencies, ambiguities

 

Use of Caltrans Bypass Alignment    

A Linear Park and Trail Plan (LPTP) Overlay is applied over the original Devil’s Slide Bypass Alignment.  LCP Policy 11.33  requires preparation and CCC certification of a Specific Plan for all properties within the Bypass Alignment before any rezoning, transfer of Caltrans title, lot line adjustments, or development, are permitted.

 

Groundwater Availability

Groundwater studies were required as part of the LCP Update.  
2010 Groundwater Study Phase 3 Reportpresentation
1991 Pillar Point Marsh Biological Monitoring Report