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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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
HMB Planning Commission Study Sessions
     7pm at HMB Library: 
Dec 19 Coastal Access/Hazards, Scenic Resources
Jan 22 Development, Agriculture
City Council hopes to approve updated LCP Land Use Plan to be submitted to the Coastal Commission for certification in 2019.

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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 -- City webpage on proposal

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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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Modern Roundabouts - a safer choice 

  • 75% fewer injury collisions & 90% reduction in overall fatalities.  Highest crash rates of all Midcoast intersections are at traffic signals. 
  • Keep traffic moving through intersections.
  • Significantly less delay for peak-hour cross-street traffic. 
  • Increased intersection capacity due to lower speeds and resulting smaller gaps between vehicles. 
  • Fuel consumption/emissions reduced by less vehicle idling and not starting from a complete stop. 
  • Large trucks can make U-turns via the central truck apron. 
  • Traffic calming in village areas
  • Safe pedestrian crossings, one direction of traffic at a time, set back from entry points.
  • No blinking red signal malfunctions causing extensive backups. 
 

Hwy 1 Roundabouts for Moss Beach

The 2012 Hwy 1 Safety & Mobility Studies introduced the concept of roundabouts for improved traffic circulation in Moss Beach. A roundabout at each end of town would calm highway traffic without stopping it and favor right-turn side-street highway entry with convenient U-turns at each end of town.  

Whatever misgivings people may have had about unfamiliar roundabouts seemed to evaporate when two traffic signals were proposed for Moss Beach (at California and Cypress) in the 2016 draft Connect-the-Coastside recommended transportation improvements.  That year MCC asked Supervisor Horsley to support roundabouts instead of signals in the Midcoast. He agreed and has followed through.   

Cypress/Hwy 1

Intersection Control Evaluation by County traffic consultants DKS used traffic data gathered in June 2017, showing that existing conditions already meet the signal warrant at Cypress, without the Big Wave Project:

“As evidenced by current operating conditions, the two-way stop control at Cypress Avenue and Highway 1 is failing to meet demand and operate in a safe and efficient manner. A multi-lane roundabout will better improve operations, increase safety, and be more contextually sound, as compared to a signal. A single-lane roundabout is the safest alternative, but the limited capacity of the roundabout itself hampers operations along Highway 1 to an unreasonable extent. For these reasons, a multi- lane roundabout is the preferred alternative, followed by a single-lane roundabout and signalization. The “no-build” alternative, keeping the current two-way stop control, is the worst alternative now and in the future, in terms of both operations and safety.”
Cypress roundabout evaluation - 10% design - MCC review 

California/Hwy 1

Intersection analysis (Kittelson July 2018, Table ES 2) indicates peak-hour existing conditions at 2-way stop-controlled California Ave are Level of Service (LOS) F.  Roundabout or signalization would improve the peak hour LOS to A or B.
Right of way map

California Av roundabout: 
MCC Nov 2018 consultant proposal - concept designs