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Measure D Allocation Process and Ranking Study Session for HMB Planning
March 24, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Want to understand how the City of Half Moon Bay Planning ranks building projects?
If you aren’t around to stream, we will post the video of the meeting. Stay tuned…
REMOTE MEETING / PUBLIC PARTICIPATION INFORMATION
In accordance with the San Mateo County Health Officer’s March 16, 2020 Shelter-In-Place Order, all residents must participate remotely.
The meeting will be streamed live on Cable Channel 27 and on www.pacificcoast.tv. Members or the public are welcome to submit comments (in accordance with the three-minute per speaker limit) via email to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to or during the meeting (before the close of public comments on the item).
The Recording Secretary will read all comments into the record. This meeting will be conducted entirely by teleconference participation, in compliance with the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 allowing for deviation of teleconference rules required by the Ralph M. Brown Act.
Date: March 20, 2020
To: Honorable Chair and Planning Commissioners
From: Jill Ekas, Community Development Director Subject: Amendment to Measure D Allocation Rankings – All January Applications to Receive Certificates
Following completion of the ranking process for the 2020 Measure D allocations, staff received written notice from an applicant that they have decided to withdraw their application for allocations. The project involves seven multi-family units which ranked highly and were likely to receive allocations. Because there had been seven more applications than allocations for Measure D certificates, this change means that all of the remaining applications received in January 2020 will be granted allocation certificates.
The staff report cites five projects, for a total of seven allocations that will not receive certificates. This is no longer the case.
A staff report, resolution, ranking matrix, and detailed interpretations were prepared for the Commission’s consideration on March 24. These materials remain relevant for the sake of holding a discussion about this matter. While this circumstance may be fortuitous for these applicants, it does not resolve what staff believes will be an on-going challenge. In fact there are several applicants currently waiting to apply for certificates this year in hopes that City Council will transfer certificates from Downtown to outside Downtown in September.
Thus, staff has proposed to keep this item before the Planning Commission on March 24, 2020 for the sake of discussion in a study session format. It is likely that some of the applicants who went through the ranking process will have helpful input. We also note that we had intended to sit down with each applicant in advance of the session; however, the current shelter mandate caused us to fall behind in preparing these materials and does not allow for personal meetings. We look forward to answering any questions our applicants may have and considering their input about this challenging process.
Note: In 1999 the voters of Half Moon Bay adopted Measure D, the Residential Growth Initiative, which limits residential growth to no more than 1% per year.
On December 21, 2019, the City Council adopted Resolution C-2019-100, which established the maximum residential growth allocation for 2020 as 46 in the Downtown area and 23 outside of Downtown.
Measure D Ranking Summary ExampleEXHIBIT_A__MEASURE_D_RANKING_SUMMARY
City of Half Moon Bay Municipal Code: Distribution of residential dwelling unit allocations 17.06.120.IATTACHMENT_2_MEASURE_D_RANKING_INTERPRETATIONS
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Brian Holt, Chair
James Benjamin, Vice Chair
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