MCC Meetings            

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.


Focus Topics

Coastside Design Review Committee vacancies
1. Miramar Community Rep
2. Alternate Miramar Community Rep
Application deadline 4/27/18


Modern Roundabouts
--a safer choice than traffic signals
--promoted by CaltransFHWAAARP, and
Midcoast Hwy 1 Safety & Mobility Study.
Cypress roundabout: MCC 8/9/17 minutes & 5/11/16 letter.
Cypress roundabout evaluation & 10% design


Quarry Park Master Plan
(includes Mirada Surf -- park map)
County Parks is developing this document that will help guide park improvements over a period of at least 20 years. Draft Master Plan review expected Apr 2018.


Vallemar Bluff 4-House Development


Affordable Housing 
Cypress Point is MidPen's proposed 71-unit affordable housing community at Carlos/Sierra in Moss Beach. Pre-application plans, workshop summary and comments are here


Comprehensive Transportation Management Plan (CTMP) is being developed to address cumulative traffic impacts of Midcoast development on Highway 1 & 92. Draft plan expected for public review spring 2018.



Comprehensive planning update of Princeton area land use plans, development polices and zoning regulations began in 2013. Draft plan for public review: spring 2018.


Plan Half Moon Bay
HMB General Plan & Local Coastal Program Update are ongoing. Midcoast residents are encouraged to get involved. 10/24/17 presentation & video (@3min) on Land Use Policy & Growth Management by Dr. Charles Lester, former CCC Executive Director.


SFO Aircraft Noise

MCC 9/13/17 informational forum --
video, slide presentation, links


















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MCC Meeting Mar 28, 2018

MCC Agenda for Mar 28, 2018, 7:00pm at GCSD
           504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada
Supporting material:
Consent:  Minutes for Mar 14, 2018
Devil's Slide Ride website


Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment

Understanding how sea level rise will affect San Mateo County residents, businesses, services and infrastructure is the first step in building prepared, healthy and safe communities. The 2018 SMC Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment aims to do just that.  

The report includes Asset Vulnerability Profiles which evaluate potential impacts and suggest solutions:
Hwy 1 at Surfers’ Beach
Mirada Rd
Fitzgerald Marine Reserve
Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside Treatment Plant

Sea level rise affects us all. Get involved with Sea Change SMC to be part of the solution. Sign up for updates.

Upcoming event: Floods, Drought, and Rising Seas, Oh My!
3/30/2018, 8:00am – 12:30pm, Cañada College.  Register here.

MCC Ocean & Shoreline Issues page


MCC Meeting Mar 14, 2018

MCC Agenda for Mar 14, 2018, 7:00pm at GCSD
           504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada
Supporting material:
     Consent:  Minutes for Feb 28, 2018
SAM Force Main replacement: presentation
Parallel Trail Update: presentation
Montara Hwy 1 vegetation mgmt: presentation

UPDATE: 3/14/18 meeting Video & Minutes


MCC Meeting Feb 28, 2018

MCC Agenda for Feb 28, 2018, 7:00pm at GCSD
           504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada
Supporting material:
     Consent:  Minutes for Jan 24 and Jan 27, 2018
Peninsula Clean Energy presentationwebsite
SFO Aircraft Noise update -- background
Airport St no parking zones: request
Cypress roundabout evaluation & 10% design

UPDATE: 2/28/18 meeting Minutes & Video (partial, due to technical problems)


Pillar Point Harbor Pollution Source Investigation Update Feb 21

SMC Resource Conservation District (RCD) will provide an update presentation on their investigations of upland sources of bacterial contamination in Pillar Point Harbor, including the integrity and mapping of nearby sewage and stormwater pipes.

San Mateo County Harbor District meeting 
Feb 21, 2018, 6:30pm
504 Ave Alhambra, second floor, El Granada

Can't make the meeting? PDF of presentation is posted and video [at 26 min] will be available.

Since 2002, Pillar Point Harbor has been included on a statewide list of contaminated water bodies due to its high concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria, which can come from any warm-blooded animal.  2008 RCD Pollution Study indicated the source of pollution was from upland areas via creeks and stormwater outfalls. RCD, in partnership with the Harbor District, continues to monitor harbor water quality and pursue investigation of upland sources. 


MCC Feb 14, 2018, meeting canceled


County/GCSD Reach Permit Agreement for Recreation on Granada Medians 

San Mateo County and Granada Community Services District have negotiated a Permit Agreement, which authorizes GCSD to make specified park and recreation improvements to the Granada plazas and medians shown in the Permit.  Approved improvements include benches, children’s tree houses, children’s nature play areas, fencing for safety, fitness/exercise-stations, horse shoes, picnic tables, pump tracks, softball pitch and catch, spider-web rope net climbing equipment, swings and/or swing sets, tree maintenance and other landscaping, walking path improvements, water fountains, and youth basketball half court. 

GCSD will be responsible for maintaining all trees and vegetation on the plazas and medians where improvements are constructed. GCSD will maintain liability insurance and hold the County harmless from any claims stemming from public use. Authorization of the 20-year permit is on the Board of Supervisors 2/13/18 Consent Agenda (staff report).


HMB Bike/Ped Master Plan Workshop Feb 8

HMB Bike/Ped Master Plan Workshop                      
Thurs, Feb 8, 2018, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
EOC, 537 Kelly Ave, Half Moon Bay

The meeting will start with an overview presentation of the HMB Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan and associated Design Guidelines, followed by community discussion and input at breakout stations where maps and other materials will be available for review. While this draft plan is for the City of Half Moon Bay, it contains useful concepts and data that can inform trail planning in the unincorporated Midcoast.
     Draft Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan & Design Guidelines


Harbor District Embarks on 2018 Strategic Planning Process

At the helm to facilitate the SMC Harbor District Strategic Planning process is Martin Rauch of Rauch Communication Consultants, Inc. (9/6/17 slide presentation).  The process has begun with the first of two Board Workshops (1/24/18 - video) to evaluate the district and identify strategic issue areas.  Those meetings will be followed by public outreach (stakeholder interviews and public workshops), followed by preparation of draft report, monitoring and oversight plan and presentation to the Board of Commissioners for adoption.

MCC will closely follow this process and help spread the word on public workshops.  Several years ago the District started and then abandoned a strategic planning effort, on which MCC submitted initial comments 7/9/14. See also MCC Pillar Point Harbor page.


MCC Special Meeting (Retreat), Jan 27, 2018

Annual MCC Administrative and Planning Retreat -- The public is welcome.
     Saturday, January 27, 2018, starting at 9:30 AM
     GCSD, 504 Alhambra, third floor, El Granada.  
AGENDA and supporting documents:
MCC 2018 Work Plan Priorities
Task Assignments 2018
Treasurer Procedures 2018  --  Finance Committee page
MCC Policies & Procedures
Handbook for San Mateo County Boards & Commissions
Rosenberg's Rules of Order -- Rosenberg Rules at a Glance

UPDATE: 1/27/18 meeting minutes