The County recently applied to SMC Transportation Authority (TA) for funding for planning/permitting of the southern segment of the Midcoast Highway 1 Parallel Trail, from HMB city limit to the Coronado intersection in El Granada.
Competition is fierce for County Measure A sales tax funds for pedestrian and bicycle projects, which are generally considered every two years. For the current cycle, the preliminary staff report [pdf] recommends only the top 10 of 23 projects for funding. The Midcoast Hwy 1 Parallel Trail is ranked #11, only 0.6 points behind #10 in the scoring system. No Coastside projects were recommended for approval—apparently there are no points added for geographic diversity.
The TA Board of Directors will hear the initial staff presentation of proposed funding allocations at their meeting on Thursday, March 6, at 5PM, at 1250 San Carlos Ave, 2nd floor, San Carlos (Agenda Item #11a). Final decision on funding allocation will be made at their April 3 meeting.
The Midcoast Community Council wrote in support of the grant application [pdf] last December. Community members can email their support for this project to the TA Board members (email@example.com), or speak at the March 6 meeting.
More information is on the Fog Fest website.
I think we all enjoyed the beauty and power of the ocean over this weekend. I, like many others, was down on the beach enjoying the huge surf and watching the brave few paddle out to ride the monsters. For those of you that missed it, here are a few pics I took of Mother Nature’s show.
La Costanera Restaurant, at the south end of Montara Beach, is applying for permit amendments to allow them to open in the daytime on Fridays and weekends (10AM – 2AM). Environmental review documents are now available for public comment the MCC website.
1977 State and County permits for the restaurant limit operations to between 5PM until normal closing time, in order to share available public/private parking between beach users in the daytime and restaurant users in the evening.
The Initial Study and Negative Declaration addresses the potential environmental impacts of the proposed expansion in operating hours, installation of exterior lights, signs, and patios, and grading, drainage and other improvements of the adjacent dirt parking area owned by State Parks.
In addition to the County-issued Use Permit amendment, a Coastal Development Permit amendment will be required directly from the CA Coastal Commission for the project described above, as well as for the repair of existing drainage systems and riprap. Until the CDP Amendment is granted by the CCC, the County Use Permit amendment would be considered inactive.
Public comment must be received by County Planning Dept no later than 5PM, March 31, 2014. Contact person: Camille Leung, Project Planner, 650/363-1826. The MCC March 12 agenda will include this item.
|Case #||Date & Time||Location||Description||Factual Circumstances||Arrestee (If Applicable)|
|01665||02/26 0704||0-100 block of Paseo HMB||Outside agency assist||Deputies assisted an outside agency in serving a search warrant.||n/a|
|01678||02/12 1400||900 block of Ave Balboa, El Granada||Lost property||Lost property report||n/a|
|01709||02/26 1407||SR1 @ Kelly Ave, HMB||23152(A)VC- 23152(B)VC- DUI 12500(A)VC-Unlicensed driver 11-82-Traffic collision||Deputies dispatched to non injury collision, determined that the driver appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. He failed field sobriety tests and was arrested and transported to First Chance.||Male, Age 43 Of Moss Beach|
|01723||02/26 1950||100 block of Harbour, Princeton||Misdemeanor warrant||Deputies made contact with a subject wanted on a misdemeanor warrant. He was cited and released on his promise to appear in court.||Male Age 52 Of Unincorporated SM County|
|01732||02/26 2020||300 block of 4th Montara||Misdemeanor warrant||Deputies made contact with a subject wanted on a misdemeanor warrant. He was cited and released on his promise to appear in court.||Male Age 19 Of Montara|
Despite yesterday’s surf warning from the National Weather Service, Coastsiders were startled by just how heavy the surf was at Surfers Beach this morning.
Organizers of the Pacific Coast Dream Machines announced their March 3rd meeting will be open to the public for comment and input relating to the 2014 event, scheduled to run Sunday, April 27 from 10 am to 4 pm at Half Moon Bay Airport.
The meeting will be held at 7 pm on Monday, March 3rd, with the public comment period from 7-7:30 pm, at the Coastside Adult Day Health Center, 645 Correas Street, Half Moon Bay.
For information on the 2014 Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show, call the show office at 650-726-2328 or visit www.miramarevents.com/dreammachines
The National Weather Service has issued high surf advisory from 8pm Friday to 3pm Saturday.
The NWS forecasts westerly swells between 14 and 16 feet with a period of around 14 seconds. Local breakers up to 20 feet are possible. Highest swells will be south of Point Pinos in Monterey.
Expect higher than normal surf especially along west and southwesterly facing beaches. There will also be a heightened risk of rip currents and sneaker waves.
The following locations have elevated levels of indicator bacteria and are posted with warning signs:
- Pillar Point #5 (Capistrano Beach)
- Pillar Point #9 (Outer Harbor)
Creeks (where they meet or cross the beach):
- San Gregorio Creek
- Pescadero Creek
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