MCC Meetings                    

2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 7 PM, Granada Sanitary District,
504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd 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 

Highway 1 Traffic & Safety Improvements

Community Workshop July 31, 7-9PM, Cypress Meadows.

- Pedestrian Crossings
- Left-Turn Lanes
- Highway Medians

Proposed design alternatives will be refined with public feedback. Comment online or via email to ncalderon@smcgov.org
6/18/14 community meeting videonotescomment cards
Highway 1 Issues Page

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Pillar Point Harbor Priorities
County Harbor District is developing a Strategic Business Plan.
VIDEO of 7/10/14 kick-off meeting.
MCC overview presentation & initial comments on priorities.
2014 Grand Jury Report recommends dissolution of Harbor District. 
Harbor/Shoreline Issues Page

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Big Wave Project is back with a North Parcel Alternative -
Major subdivision and development proposed for 15 acres of agricultural land and wetlands west of HMB Airport.
5-bldg business park – 189,000 s/f
4-bldg residential Wellness Center – 70,500 s/f
15-yr Development Agreement with County

Permit processing schedule:
Late July: begin EIR 30-day circulation for public comment
Aug 13: Informational presentation at MCC 7PM, at Pillar Ridge Community Center   >>Please carpool<<
Late Aug/early Sept: Planning Commission hearing on coast
Sept 11: Coastside Design Review Committee hearing continued
Oct 22: Planning Commission decision

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Comprehensive planning update of Princeton area land use plans, development polices and zoning regulations.

Phase 1, Community Visioning Report, Oct 2013
Phase 2, Existing Conditions Report, May 2014
Phase 3, Alternatives Evaluation, Sept/Oct 2014

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Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan Update
The ALUCP affects future land uses and development surrounding the HMB airport. Land use policies address height of structures for airspace protection, aircraft noise impacts, and safety compatibility criteria near the ends of the runway.  Frequently Asked Questions  -  Draft Final ALUCP - Environmental Review document

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Connect the Coastside
is an interactive website for the comprehensive Transportation Management Plan that will identify programs and improvements along Hwy 1 & 92 to accommodate the Midcoast’s future transportation needs. See also Hwy 1 Issues Page.

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Montara Coast - Public Access & Views
Most of Montara’s spectacular rocky shoreline is only visible to the public from the ends of county streets west of Highway 1. Private encroachments into the public right-of-way are diminishing this coastal access.  Online petition to Board of Supervisors

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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 2013.


 

  

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

Pamplet: Protecting California's Coastline & Upholding the Coastal Act - How you can help - Recognizing & reporting violations. 

LCP Update 1999-2012

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.

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

Midcoast LCP Policies, 2013

Coastal Development Permit (CDP) applications submitted complete before 9/8/2012 are governed by the 1998 LCP under grandfathering provisions. 

The 1978 Montara - Moss Beach - El Granada  Community Plan 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. 

 

Transportation Management Plan

Project timeline 2014-15 - see Hwy 1 Issues Page

LCP Policy 2.53:  "Develop a comprehensive transportation management plan to address the cumulative traffic impacts of residential development, including single-family, two-family, multi-family, and second dwelling units, on roads and highways in the entire Midcoast, including the City of Half Moon Bay. The plan shall be based on the results of an analysis that identifies the total cumulative traffic impact of projected new development at LCP buildout and shall propose specific LCP policies designed to offset the demand for all new vehicle trips generated by new residential development on Highway 1, Highway 92, and relevant local streets, during commuter peak periods and peak recreation periods; and policies for new residential development to mitigate for residential development’s significant adverse cumulative impacts on public access to the beaches of the Midcoast region of San Mateo County.

"The plan shall thoroughly evaluate the feasibility of developing an in-lieu fee traffic mitigation program, the expansion of public transit, including buses and shuttles, and development of a mandatory lot merger program."