MCC Meetings                    

December 24 MCC meeting CANCELED
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 

Big Wave Project North Parcel Alternative:  
Major development for agricultural land and wetlands
     west of HMB Airport.
Planning Commission Jan 14 Hearing 5pm
     El Granada Elementary School
Revised Plans 11/26/14: 8-Building Option - Comments: MCCCCC
     12/18/14 Design Review Committee recommended denial.
Planning Commission Nov 12 hearing (4-building version)
     Agenda - Staff Report - Environmental document - Video
     MCC comments 11/10/14  -  8/27/14
     Committee for Green Foothills 11/10/14 comments/attachment
     G.Sarab, CDRC comments, attachments 1, 2

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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.    November newsletter
Second Virtual Workshop - open for your ideas thru Dec 31.
Related studies & projects: Hwy 1 Issues Page.

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

Phase 3, Alternatives Workbook, Sept 2014
   MCC 10/8/14 comments - presentation
Project website  --  MCC Princeton Issues Page

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Pillar Point Harbor Priorities

County Harbor District is developing a Strategic Business Plan.
Kick-off meeting July 10 - VIDEO.
MCC overview presentation & initial comments on priorities.
2014 Grand Jury Report recommends dissolution of Harbor District,
        District reponse.  LAFCo response
Harbor/Shoreline 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 has over 400 signatures.

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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.
FMR Water Quality Online Survey


 

  

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Midcoast Watershed

Background:  In the 1970s, a 5.5-mile band of Midcoast shoreline, including Fitzgerald Marine Reserve (FMR), was designated by the State as an Area of Special Biological Significance (ASBS), due to the diversity of habitat and species found on the broad reef. Since 1983, the California Ocean Plan has prohibited the discharge of pollutants to the ASBS.

California’s Critical Coastal Area (CCA) program fosters collaboration among agencies and stakeholders to better coordinate resources and focus efforts on coastal watersheds in critical need of protection from polluted runoff, also known as nonpoint source pollution, which harms aquatic ecosystems, public health, and the local economy.  The FMR watershed is Critical Coastal Area 29. 

In 2011 the County began working on the Fitzgerald ASBS Pollution Reduction Program.  The project is led by the Department of Public Works in collaboration with the San Mateo County Resource Conservation District (RCD) and San Francisco Estuary Institute.  The project is funded in part by a Proposition 84 grant from the State Water Resources Control Board and is scheduled to continue through March 2015.  The project involves implementation of targeted stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs), water quality studies and BMP effectiveness monitoring, and education and outreach.  The project's goal is to improve water quality and protect beneficial uses of the Fitzgerald ASBS and additionally assist in the County's compliance with the ASBS stormwater regulations.

The RCD has a separate Prop 84 ASBS grant for their Livestock and Land Program to work with confined animal operations to prevent pollutants from entering Areas of Special Biological Significance. 

ASBS = Area of Special Biological Significance
CCA = Critical Coastal Area
FMR = Fitzgerald Marine Reserve
RCD = Resource Conservation District

Documents:
FMR ASBS Pollution Reduction Pilot Program CDP Staff Report 2011 (12MB)
FMR ASBS Pollution Reduction Grant Application 2010 (14MB)
FMR CCA - Introduction to FMR Historical Ecology, 2008
FMR CCA Watershed Assessment 2008 (4.5MB)


Groundwater Availability

Groundwater studies were required as part of the LCP Update.  

2010 Groundwater Study Phase 3 presentation by Steve Monowitz, County Senior Planner

1991 Pillar Point Marsh Biological Monitoring Report (7MB)


Midcoast Stormwater Drainage Committee

Midcoast Stormwater Drainage Committee (MSDC) was formed in 2007 as part of the Midcoast LCP Update. The Committee's work plan identified the following elements: Education, Identification of Problem, Potential Solutions, and Funding. MSDC received presentations from Coastal Commission staff, County Planning and Public Works staff and received comments from the public to help frame the extent of drainage problems on the Midcoast, the regulations and policies in place that impact drainage, and various approaches to improving drainage facilities. Short-term prioritized stormwater improvements identified:

1. 2nd/Kanoff/East in Montara
2. Stanford Ave in Princeton
3. Airport St in Moss Beach
4. 8th St in Montara
5. Miramar Dr in Miramar
6. Date St in Montara
7. Capistrano Rd in Princeton
8. Cedar St in Montara

MSDC June 2009 Final Report recommendations approved by Board of Supervisors:

1. Drainage improvements on 2nd, Kanoff, & East Ave in Montara: Develop a conceptual design report including environmental review, and a capital improvement project, subject to available funding.

2. Conduct public meetings by June 2010 to gauge the Midcoast community’s interest in developing a Midcoast Stormwater Master Plan and implementing stormwater capital projects and enhanced maintenance levels of service subject to approval of local funding sources.

3.  Seek Legislative Committee support for legislation that provides funding for stormwater system improvements and provides an exemption from Prop 218 requirements for generating local revenue for stormwater system improvements.

2011 Montara Drainage Improvement Study for 2nd, Kanoff, & East Ave areas

 

 

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