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.

Candidate Forums 2016
VIDEOS: Harbor Commission, MWSD, MCC, Cabrillo School Board
               HMB City Council Sep 28 - Oct 5

Focus Topics 

Modern Roundabouts
--a safer choice than traffic signals
--promoted by CaltransFHWAAARP, and
Midcoast Hwy 1 Safety & Mobility Study
--MCC letters May 11 & April 13


Plan Half Moon Bay
HMB General Plan and Local Coastal Program Update are ongoing. Midcoast residents are encouraged to get involved. General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC) meetings are open to the public.
Nov 17, 6:30pm GPAC: circulation element 


New Granada Fire Station

Plans and permit application posted.
Story poles are up.


 Highway 1 Parallel Trail
East-of-highway active transportation trail to connect Midcoast communities to each other and to Half Moon Bay.
First segment for design/permitting is Mirada to Coronado.


Affordable Housing 
Local non-profit MidPen will submit development plans to the County in early 2017 for the 11-acre north Moss Beach designated affordable housing site. Sept 6 news article


Comprehensive Transportation Management Plan (CTMP) is being developed to address cumulative traffic impacts of Midcoast development on Highway 1 & 92. (webpage)


Comprehensive planning update of Princeton area land use plans, development polices and zoning regulations.  Princeton page
Public outreach resumes fall 2016.


Subdivision Regulations Update
A comprehensive update is underway to align county subdivision regulations (dating back to 1992) with current state law and pertinent case law, and to make them more user friendly.  May 25 staff report & MCC presentation.  June 8 MCC comments


















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About MCC

Midcoast Community Council is an elected Municipal Advisory Council to the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, representing Montara, Moss Beach, El Granada, Princeton, and Miramar. The Council has seven members elected by Midcoast voters to four-year terms. Councilmembers serve without compensation and without staff.  Contact MCC members.

The MCC was established in May 1991 by the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors' Resolution 55042 and approved by Midcoast voters in November 1991 with the simultaneous election of the first seven councilmembers.
Summary history of the formation of the MCC.
List of Councilmembers 1991-2016 

Handbook for San Mateo County Boards & Commissions
Standing Rules for County Boards/Advisory Councils 2008
Guide to the Brown Act - Open & Public Meetings
Tips for Successful Advocacy (Joe Simitian)
Ten Tips for Environmental Activists (Lennie Roberts)


Purposes of the MCC, as stated in its Bylaws:

To provide the Community with a more effective means to express its views to the County of San Mateo and other governmental agencies on matters of concern to the Community;

To contribute to the Community's awareness of issues of public import by providing a forum for discussions, and sponsoring meetings, discussions, and other events which will contribute to the general welfare, knowledge and awareness of the Community regarding such issues;

To seek to preserve the rural small-town character of the area by protecting the existence of agricultural lands, commercial fishing activities and the natural marine environment; supporting the retention of a greenbelt around urban areas of the County of San Mateo; maintaining the coastal protections afforded by the County Local Coastal Plan and Measure A (1986), and seeking to manage growth in a manner which is consistent with the present character of the area; 

To assist the Community in developing and expressing a long range vision of the Community which meets the goals of its residents for an improved quality of life, protection of the environment, and sound economic planning;

To assist the many associations, organizations, ad hoc groups and individuals of the Community, who seek to communicate with the County of San Mateo and other governmental agencies about matters of public interest, in bringing issues before the Community and in representing the Community before such governmental bodies.

To provide a vehicle for exploring the feasibility and merits of governmental organization alternatives, including but not limited to incorporation or annexation.

MCC Meetings

Regular MCC meetings are on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM at Granada Community Services District (GCSD) meeting room, 504 Ave Alhambra, third floor, El Granada. 

All MCC meetings are open to the public, and agendas are posted according to the requirements of the Brown Act.

Agendas are available by email. Subscribe by sending email to:

Meetings are broadcast on Pacific Coast TV (Cable Channel 27) Thursday following the meeting at 8 PM, and
Friday following the meeting at 10 AM.
Video links are included with each meeting post/archive and are generally available within 48 hours of the meeting.
See Archives for concise list of past meetings with video links.


Bylaws are the operating procedures of the Council. 
Addtional specific policies and procedures adopted by the Council: 
Rosenberg's Rules of Order (1/8/12)
MCC Policies and Procedures (1/28/15)
MCC Facebook Page Policy (4/25/12)
MCC Website Policy (6/11/12) Website Committee (disbanded)

Bylaws Review:
2011 County Counsel proposed Bylaws updateemail & red-lined version, and email on Bylaws inconsistencies. No action taken.
2010 draft proposed Bylaws Update. No action taken.
2000 County Counsel letter re MCC Bylaws


Midcoast Governance

(incorporate? annex? remain unincorporated?)
2008 LAFCo Coastside Sphere of Influence recommendations
1998 Midcoast Fiscal Study,   2011 MCC request for update,
    and Board of Supervisors' reply


MCC Elections

List of Councilmembers 1991-2016
Nov 2015 Board of Supervisors appoint Claire Toutant
Resolution 2015-1 MCC Election Change to Even-Numbered Years 
Nov. 2013 MCC Election Certification - SmartVoter Election Results
Nov. 2011 MCC Election Certification - SmartVoter Election Results
Nov. 2009 MCC Election Certification
2009 Board of Supervisors staff report requesting a Resolution making elected directors of other local government agencies ineligible to serve on MCC (approved).
2005 County Counsel letter stating no incompatibility of office for MCC members.