Midcoast Community Council is an elected Municipal Advisory Council to the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, respresenting Montara, Moss Beach, El Granada, Princeton, and Miramar. The Council has seven members elected by Midcoast voters to four-year terms.
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 7 councilmembers. Summary history of the formation of the MCC.
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 Purpose and Functions - correspondence
Meetings - when? where? TV? video?
Regular MCC meetings are on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm at Granada Sanitary District (GSD) meeting room, 504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd Floor, El Granada. All MCC meetings are open to the public, agendized and posted according to the requirements of the Brown Act.
Agendas via email: subscribe by sending email to: (link)
Previous MCC websites:
MCC Bylaws are the operating procedures of the Council.
MCC Bylaws Review 2010-2011
In June 2011 the MCC forwarded reformatted MCC Bylaws to the County for comment with regard to items that might be in conflict with state or county statutes. County Counsel replied on 9/2/11 with proposed Bylaws update, followed later by a red-lined version of proposed Bylaws update. Here is 10/7/11 email from County Counsel on Bylaws red-lined update. Here is 10/19/11 email from County Counsel on Bylaws inconsistencies.
Email from County Manager 2/11/13 approving proposed expense categories
Midcoast Governance - Fiscal Study