Planning Commission Hearing

Wednesday, Nov. 18th 2009
Board of Supervisors Chambers 400 County Center, Redwood City
SANATORIUM
OFFICE PARK
OFFICE PARK
“The proximity of the project to
the partially enclosed Pillar
Point Harbor and the potential
for tsunami events could expose
people to inundation by seiche,
which represents a potentially
significant impact.”
Big Wave Project DEIR
IV.H Hydrology & Water Quality
Page IV.H-61
Is the Big Wave Project
prepared for a BIG WAVE?
SANATORIUM
OFFICE PARK
Rancho Corral de Tierra
POST
Pillar Point Bluff
POST
FMR
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Appendix A. Potential tsunami inundation areas oI HalI Moon Bay and the Midcoast
(shown in black). This is Ior planning purposes only and based on worst case
assumptions as described in the text
2007 Grand Jury Report
Tsunami Alert and Evacuation
On the San Mateo County Coast
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Appendix C. Example oI an emergency siren system.

BIG WAVE
TSUNAMI INUNDATION ZONE
Half Moon Bay, CA

A seiche (pronounced /ˈseɪʃ/ "saysh") is a standing wave
in an enclosed or partially enclosed body of water.
The tsunami that hit Hawaii in 1946 had a fifteen-
minute interval between wave fronts. The natural
resonant period of Hilo Bay is about thirty minutes.
That meant that every second wave was in phase with
the motion of Hilo Bay, creating a seiche in the bay.

As a result, Hilo suffered worse damage than any
other place in Hawaii, with the tsunami/seiche
reaching a height of 26 feet along the Hilo Bayfront,
killing 96 people in the city alone. Seiche waves
may continue for several days after a tsunami.
Hilo Bay Seiche
April 1st 1946
In 1946 a Tsunami hit Princeton By-The-Sea
April 1, 1946
Tsunami Debris
Water Resources Center Archives: Robert L. Wiegel
Princeton By-The-Sea
April 1, 1946
Water Resources Center Archives: Robert L. Wiegel
Romeo Pier: April 1, 1946
Water Resources Center Archives: Robert L. Wiegel
Romeo Pier: April 2, 1946 (day after the Tsunami)
Water Resources Center Archives: Robert L. Wiegel
Tsunami
water level
April 1, 1946
Princeton By-The-Sea
Water Resources Center Archives: Robert L. Wiegel
Tsunami water level
April 2, 1946 (day after the Tsunami)
Water Resources Center Archives: Robert L. Wiegel
“Structures should either be placed
at elevations above those likely to be
adversely affected during a tsunami
or seiche event or be designed to
allow swift water to flow around,
through, or underneath without
causing collapse.”
Big Wave Project DEIR
IV.H Hydrology & Water Quality
Page IV.H-61
Source: Michelle Kaufman Designs, June 20, 2008. Scale (Feet)
0 32 16 24 8
Figure III-17
Wellness Center, Building 1 (North Stack) Elevations
ABAG tsunami maps show that the project
would place residential and commercial
structures within a mapped tsunami zone.
This would represent a significant risk to human life.
Wellness Center, Building 1
SANATORIUM
Would you want to be trapped with
swirling water and debris all around you?

Would you want to be desperately trying
to escape a natural disaster with traffic
from the office park choking your exit?

How do special needs people get the
necessary evacuation help needed?
Emergency Evacuation
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Source: Wald Ruhnke & Dost Architects LLP, July 2009.
Figure ÌÌÌ-11
Office Park Building B Elevations
50 feet
ABAG tsunami maps show that the
project would place residential and
commercial structures within a
mapped tsunami zone.
This would represent a
significant risk to human life.
OFFICE PARK
The San Gregorio fault, just off the San
Mateo County Coast, has the potential of
causing a tsunami with essentially
no warning time.

The San Mateo County Office of
Emergency Services (OES) advises that
members of the public who are in low-
lying areas immediately head for high
ground when an earthquake occurs.
Grand Jury Report: 2007
Tsunami Alert and Evacuation
San Mateo County Coast
Grand Jury Report
Princeton, Pillar Ridge & Seal Cove only have
ONE Tsunami Evacuation Exit

Moss Beach
Mont ar a
Pi l l ar Poi nt
Mar sh
El Gr anada
Mi r amar
James V. Fi t zger al d
Mar i ne Reser ve
As s oc i at i on of Bay Ar ea Gover nment s Met r opol i t an Trans por t at i on Commi s s i on
TSUNAMI EVACUATI ON PLANNI NG
This map is to be used for planning purposes only
and is not intended to be site specific
Draft 1/23/07
CRI TI CAL COASTAL AREAS PI LOT PROJ ECT
Fi t zgeral d Mar i ne Res er ve
I n par t ner s hi p wi t h t he San Franci s c o Es t uar y I ns t i t ut e
Source: CA Office of Emergency Services, Association of Bay
Area Governments, Metropolitan Transportation Commission,
Street Base Map © 2006 TeleAtlas, Inc. All rights reserved
MTC GIS/ January 2007
Scale:
0 0.25 0.5 0.125
Miles
0 0.5 1 0.25
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G:\_section\Planning\ABAG_Projects\Arcmap_proj\ABAG Tsunami Planning.mxd
Critical Coastal Areas Pilot Project
San Francisco Esturay Institute and the
Association of Bay Area Governments, Consultants
For more information, please contact
Eric Zhang, Staff
San Francisco Estuary Institute
7770 Pardee Lane, 2nd Floor
Oakland, CA 94621
Kathleen Van Velsor, Staff
Association of Bay Area Governments
101 8th Street
Oakland, CA. 94607
Legend
These t sunami evacuat i on pl anni ng maps f or
t he ocean si de of San Fr anci sco and San Mat eo
count i es ar e based on model i ng of pot ent i al
ear t hquake sour ces and hypot het i cal ext r eme
under sea, near- shor e l andsl i de sour ces.
Maxi mum r un- up t o a speci f i c cont our was
det er mi ned t o be r easonabl e. Thi s cont our i s
12. 8 met er s ( 42 f eet ) i n t hese t wo count i es.
These maps wer e pr oduced by OES and ar e
i nt ended f or l ocal j ur i sdi ct i onal , coast al
evacuat i on pl anni ng uses onl y. Maps f or Mar i n
and Sonoma count i es ar e not yet avai l abl e.
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Tsunami Evacuation Area
Urban Footprint
Protected Open Space
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Princeton
Traffic Bottlenecks
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BIG WAVE
Tsunami
Evacuation
Exit
Evacuation Exit
Cypress Ave & Highway 1
Traffic Bottleneck
Tsunami Evacuation Route
Cypress Ave and Highway 1
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Princeton Traffic Bottlenecks
Princeton Traffic
Bottlenecks
Prospect at Broadway
Capistrano Rd
Why did the County decide
this project only required a
500 foot notification area?
red ring indicates the 500 foot
radius project notification area
BIG WAVE PROJECT
Why are the developers
refusing to put up story
poles during the CEQA
public comment period?
OFFICE PARK
Fitzgerald Marine Reserve
Pillar Point Wetlands
Pillar Point Wetlands
Area of Special Biological Significance (ASBS) and part of the
federally protected Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Fitzgerald Marine Reserve
James Fitzgerald Marine Reserve
Critical Coastal Area
State of California
Area of Special Biological Significance (ASBS)
part of the federally protected
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
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Water Quality Parameters
and Typical Sources
o Human, domestic/wild animal, avian waste
o Via waste disposal systems
o Via urban and rural run-off
o Seepage from disposal sites
Pathogens:
o Soil erosion
o Street runoff
o Disposal sites and effluent discharges
Nutrients:
o Soil erosion
o Bed and stream bank erosion
o Ditch erosion
o Re-suspended sediments
Sediment:
o Waste disposal and discharge
o Run-off
o Mining waste
o Dumpsites
o Paint peeling
o Re-suspended sediments
o Atmospheric deposition
Mercury [draft 303(d) list]:
303d listed waterbodies
o San Vicente Creek
o Pacific Ocean at Pillar Point Beach
o Pacific Ocean at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve
Sampling of Best Management Practices
In Use in San Mateo County
1. Good housekeeping
2. Preventive maintenance
3. Filtration systems
4. Public, agency and land owner education
and training
5. Spill prevention and containment
6. Stockpile covering and containment
7. Re-routing of storm water
8. Wash water containment
9. Waste retrieval and recycling
10. Visual site inspections of facilities
11. Storage and handling protocols
12. Storm water Pollution Prevention Plans
13. Pavement sweeping
14. Inspection of storm water conveyances
and construction sites
15. Erosion control and grading site stabilization
16. Catch basin inspection and cleaning
17. Maintenance standards re. endangered
species and watershed protection
18. Industrial and commercial permit conditions
19. Pretreatment inspections
20. Structural stormwater treatment controls
21. Evaluation of illicit discharge controls
22. Spill tracking program
23. Control of pesticide spraying in rights-of-way
24. Routine maintenance of some homeowner
association stormdrains
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FOR PLANNING PURPOSES
S A N M A T E O C O U N T Y
Yolo
Sonoma
Napa
Solano
Santa Clara
Marin
San Joaquin
Alameda
Sacramento
Lake
Contra Costa
Stanislaus
Placer
Santa Cruz
Sutter
Mendocino
San Benito
San Mateo
Monterey
San Francisco
0 1 2 3 0.5
Miles
ABAG/ GreenInfo Network in Partnership with San Francisco Estuary Institute, February 2007. Contacts: Kathleen Van Velsor (KathleenV@abag.ca.gov), Jennifer Strahan (jennifer@greeninfo.org)
Protected Lands -
GGNRA Managed
Protected Lands - POST
National Wetlands Inventory
Lakes and Ponds
Seasonal Wetlands
Tidal Salt, Brackish
Freshwater Marsh
Perennial Stream 3
Water Sampling Sites 2
Monthly
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Unincorporated Communities
Coastal Zone Boundary
Fitzgerald Marine Reserve
Fitzgerald Study Area
Boundary - DRAFT
State Water RCB ASBS
Protected Lands
Storm Main 4
Catch Basin 4
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Data Sources:
1 Balance Hydrologics
2 Surfrider Foundation (Carolann Towes)
3 USGS NHD
4 County of San Mateo Public Works
5 State Water Resources Control Board
Drainages 5
Discharges
Outlets
Springs/Seeps
Critical Coastal Area
Boundary including ASBS
BIG WAVE
San Francisco Estuary Institute
www.sfei.org
Denniston Creek
Watershed
San Vicente Creek
Watershed
Montara Creek
Watershed
Pillar Point Marsh Watershed
Martini Creek
Watershed
San Agustine Creek Watershed
Kanoff Creek
Watershed
Daffodil Creek Watershed
Deer Creek
Watershed
Dean Creek* Watershed
Seal
Cove
Watershed
Moss Beach
Watershed
Montara Urban
Watershed
Princeton
Watershed
Harbor
Watershed
Montara Beach
Watershed
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Natural and Artificial Hydrology
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Critical Coastal Areas Project
SWRCB Contract # 06-345-552-0
San Francisco Estuary Institute
Contact: Kat Ridolfi (kat@sfei.org)
June 2008
Sources: Background Imagery: NAIP 2005
Enclosed pipelines, natural channels and earthen ditches, and Subwatersheds:William Lettis and Associates
* Dean Creek is also known as Sunshine Valley Creek
Wetlands and Riparian Areas:SFEI
Legend
Enclosed pipeline > 24 "
Natural channels and earthen ditches
CCA Boundary
Subwatersheds
Wetland and Riparian Areas
CCA Boundary including ASBS
www.sfei.org
Denniston Creek
Watershed
San Vicente Creek
Watershed
Montara Creek
Watershed
Pillar Point Marsh Watershed
Martini Creek
Watershed
San Agustine Creek Watershed
Kanoff Creek
Watershed
Daffodil Creek Watershed
Deer Creek
Watershed
Dean Creek* Watershed
Seal
Cove
Watershed
Moss Beach
Watershed
Montara Urban
Watershed
Princeton
Watershed
Harbor
Watershed
Montara Beach
Watershed
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Fitzgerald Marine Reserve CCA
Natural and Artificial Hydrology
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Critical Coastal Areas Project
SWRCB Contract # 06-345-552-0
San Francisco Estuary Institute
Contact: Kat Ridolfi (kat@sfei.org)
June 2008
Sources: Background Imagery: NAIP 2005
Enclosed pipelines, natural channels and earthen ditches, and Subwatersheds:William Lettis and Associates
* Dean Creek is also known as Sunshine Valley Creek
Wetlands and Riparian Areas:SFEI
Legend
Enclosed pipeline > 24 "
Natural channels and earthen ditches
CCA Boundary
Subwatersheds
Wetland and Riparian Areas
CCA Boundary including ASBS
BIG WAVE
Pillar Point Marsh Watershed
the San Francisco
Estuary Institute
www.sfei.org
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Vegetation Communities Map
Riparian Wetland/
Drainage Channel
Active Agriculture
Seasonal Wet Meadow
Riparian Wetland
Riparian Wetland
Pillar Point Marsh
Freshwater Marsh
Active Agriculture
Source: HJW GeoSpatial, Inc., MacLeod and Associates and
Christopher A. Joseph & Associates, May 2007; WSP, March 17, 2008. Scale (Feet)
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Legend
Project Site
Wetland Boundary
BIG WAVE PROJECT SITE
Seasonal Creek
Pillar Point Marsh
Riparian Wetland
On Nov 4th 2009 it was brought to the Counties
attention that agencies and the public were
provided an incomplete printed draft EIR.
One week later on Nov 11th 2009 the missing
section N. was delivered via FedEx to agencies
and the Half Moon Bay Library.
Why didn’t the County restart the 60 day CEQA
review period on Nov 11th after the incomplete
draft EIR had been supplemented with the 63 page
missing chapter N. Utilities and Service Systems?
Incomplete
Draft Environmental Impact Report
Thank
You
Sabrina Brennan
Seal Cove, Moss Beach

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