STR hearing postponed due to travel conditions in Big Sur

“Good Afternoon,

County staff issued a notice for hearing on the Short Term Rental (STR) ordinance. Due to conditions in Big Sur preventing accessibility to participate in this hearing, staff will be recommending continuing the hearing to a date uncertain. We have a status report and a draft of the ordinance that we will send out prior to the next hearing. County will re-notice the matter when we have a solution for full participation. Again, staff will recommend that the Commission continue the matter and request that testimony at the hearing on March 29, 2017 be limited to the question of continuance only.

Thank you,

Jacqueline R. Onciano
Planning Commission Secretary”

Jacquelyn Nickerson
Administrative Secretary
Monterey County
Resource Management Agency
Land Use Division


Highway Closure Update, 3/21/17

SR-1 Full Closure—Ragged Pt (SLO PM 72.87) to the Multi-Agency Facility “MAF”(MON PM 46.35). Please note changes since yesterday below:

· Nacimiento-Fergusson Road is now open to the public.
· Public access on Highway 1, using Nacimiento-Fergusson, will be to Gorda (PM 10) to the south, and to Limekiln State Park (PM 20) to the north.
· There will be a complete closure at Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6). Residents will have limited access (mornings from 5:30am – 6:00am and evenings from 7:00pm – 7:30pm). These daily windows will not allow for deliveries.
· Friday deliveries: Residents and deliveries will be allowed through at Paul’s Slide and Mud Creek once per week on Fridays between 5:30am – 9:00am, and 5:00pm – 7:30pm. Delivery vehicles are limited to 30 feet in length and up to 50,000 pounds.
· Residents will have access between Ragged Point and Limekiln State Park and from north of Paul’s Slide to just south of Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge between 5:30 am and 7:30 pm. Four gates are closing the roadway overnight at the following locations: 1) south end of Mud Creek (PM 8.8); 2) north end of Mud Creek (PM 8.9); 3) North end of Limekiln Creek Bridge (PM 21.07) and 4) north end of Hermitage wall (PM 22.42).
o Emergency services will have overnight access to the locked gates.

Mud Creek (PM 8.9):
· The roadway continues to deteriorate as slide activity continues daily. Further updates about the ability to pass through this section will be provided as the slide stabilizes.
· For now, resident access will continue to be allowed daily between 5:30 am and 7:30 pm.

Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6):
· Starting tomorrow, Wednesday, March 22nd , there will be limited access due to major excavation above the roadway; access is limited to 5:30am – 6:00am and 7:00pm – 7:30pm. This will be for a minimum of four to six weeks and we will continually evaluate for opportunities to improve local resident access.
· For the Friday opportunities to resupply, access is limited to vehicles weighing 50,000 lbs., with a maximum vehicle length of 30 feet.
· Work will performed 24/7 as conditions allow, and updates will continue to be provided.

· Demolition of the bridge is nearly complete: bridge debris clearing from the canyon began yesterday and operations to demolish Span 1 (south side) and clear debris from the canyon continues, as the rain allows. Please stay clear of the area for your own safety and to allow the construction team to work on re-building this vital part of the road.

All business north of the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge closure are open to the public.

· Due to the nature of the construction activities, access will be subject to change on a regular basis.

· Another update regarding the Highway 1 Big Sur Coast will be provided mid-day on Wednesday, March 22 or sooner if conditions change.

· NOTE: For information on emergency services only (not Caltrans inquiries) for the Big Sur Coast, you may contact Gerry Malais, Mon. Co. OES via email at: or Maia Carroll, Mon. Co. OES PIO at .