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 

Quarry Park Master Plan
(includes Mirada Surf -- park map)
Get involved in developing this document that will guide park improvements over the next 20 years.
Community meetings:
May 16, July 25, Oct 3
Tuesday at 7pm at El Granada School.

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Coastside Design Review Committee openings:  Applications being accepted for appointment to CDRC which meets in El Granada at 1:30pm on the second Thurs of the month. CDRC reviews new Midcoast residential building plans for compliance with Design Review standards. Openings for community reps and for architect or landscape architect -- application deadline 8/4/17.

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SMC Parks Dog Management Committee is developing dog-management policy updates for County Parks.
Meetings are open to the public:
Rm 402, 455 County Center, 4th floor, RWC
2pm: June 19, July 17, Aug 21

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Modern Roundabouts
--a safer choice than traffic signals
--promoted by CaltransFHWAAARP, and
Midcoast Hwy 1 Safety & Mobility Study
--MCC letters May & April 2016

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

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Plan Half Moon Bay
HMB General Plan & Local Coastal Program Update are ongoing. Midcoast residents are encouraged to get involved.

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Affordable Housing 
Local non-profit MidPen expects to submit development plans to the County in late spring 2017 for the 11-acre north Moss Beach affordable housing site. First step in County public process will be Pre-Application Workshop.

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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: summer 2017.

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DPW road projects for 2016 
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Encroachment Permits

An encroachment permit is required for any work done in the public right of way. Failure to obtain an encroachment permit may result in fines and other penalties. 

 

Midcoast Road Standards

Road standards: map
   Montara, Moss Beach, Princeton, Miramar
   Clipper Ridge
   El Granada
2004 Midcoast Road Standards Q&A
2003 DPW letter to MCC re Midcoast road improvements
2002 DPW/MCC meeting re Midcoast roads & drainage
2002 DPW letter to MCC re Midcoast road & drainage projects
1994 Midcoast Community Plan Amendment – road standards
1994 Ordinance 03606 – Midcoast road improvement policies
1994 Resolution 58718 – LCP & General Plan amendments

Midcoast Streetlights

DPW does not check street lights, but depends on residents to report outages. Leave voice message (650) 599-1407 or email streetlights@smcgov.org.

 

LED Streetlights for Midcoast

LED streetlights can reduce energy costs and CO2 emissions by 60%. The Midcoast LED streetlight project goal is to replace existing sodium vapor fixtures at comparable brightness on the same arms at the same height on existing poles.  No additional lights are planned. Shields for any intrusive lights next to homes could be added afterwards, upon individual request to County DPW at streetlights@smcgov.org

In 2015, to determine if residents supported the LED conversion, the County installed a pilot project consisting of two LED streetlights near each Midcoast post office (one standard and one with amber chip) so residents could see their nighttime effect.  SpeakOut online forum received public comments for 40 days during May/June.  The amber light had most support and there were requests for reduced light intensity.  A follow-up test installation with dimmer amber lights received very few but mostly favorable comments. The County agreed to move forward with Midcoast installation of the fixture requested in MCC 9/9/15 letter. 

In Jan 2017 PG&E began installation of LED fixtures, but halted after a few days when it was pointed out that the wrong fixture was being installed -- whiter and brighter than agreed upon.
Installation of the correct fixtures is to start April 18. 

LED lighting Model ATBO-20BLEDE70-MVOLT-R2 
     specs -- amber chip -- diffusers
International Dark-Sky Association Guide to LED Lighting

 

Lighting District Maps: 

     Montara & Moss Beach
     El Granada & Miramar

 

Highway 1 lighting issues

In June 2012 the MCC did a Moss Beach Hwy 1 lighting survey  which revealed about half the lights were burned out. MCC reported this to DPW and bulbs were replaced. 

In spring/summer 2012 Supervisor Horsley exchanged letters with Caltrans asking for improved lighting along Highway 1 in downtown Moss Beach (4/265/167/169/20), due to several pedestrian accidents in the area during hours of darkness. Caltrans gave the County permission to install a streetlight in the east-side highway right-of-way at Virginia, which DPW accomplished three years later in April 2015.  PG&E finally energized the light in early 2016 -- almost four years start to finish for the streetlight installation.