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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Half Moon Bay Airport

HMB Airport is a general aviation facility that is owned and operated by San Mateo County. The Airport is open year-round 24 hours a day and has approximately 40,000 to 60,000 aircraft take-offs and landings per year, typically single- and multi-engine propeller-driven aircraft and small jet aircraft, with a weight limit of 12,500 pounds.  The airport was constructed by the California State Highway Department for the U.S. Army in 1942, and was acquired by the County in 1947. 

The Airport provides a variety of emergency service and response functions including: Air-Ambulance and Medevac flights; law enforcement and homeland security patrols; Coast Guard sea-rescue operations; and use as a disaster relief staging site for the airlifting of emergency supplies in the event that roads are closed during a disaster or emergency.  HMB Airport is home to approximately 80 aircraft and several aviation-related businesses. Airport operations are self-funded through airport user and business fees.

The County depends on FAA Airport Improvement Program grant funding to finance vital airport safety, infrastructure and maintenance projects. In return, the County is required to comply with FAA grant assurances which require that the County ensure compatible land use in the vicinity of the Airport. 

Phone 650-573-3701 (8-5), 573-3700 after hours
Noise complaint form or voicemail 844-266-6266

Procedures & Regulations
HMB Airport Noise Abatement Procedures
1979 County Airport Regulations 

Airport Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA)
Federal Aviation Agency (FAA)







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Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan (ALUCP) Update 2014

During 2012-2014, C/CAG (City/County Association of Governments) undertook a long-overdue update of the 1996 Airport Comprehensive Land Use Plan.  The plan affects future land uses and development surrounding the airport.  Land use policies address height of structures for airspace protection, aircraft noise impacts, and safety compatibility in runway approach/departure zones, which takes the form of limitations on residential development density and intensity of use (number of people present at one time).  
   What an ALUCP is/isn't  -- FAQ's 
2014 ALUCP Chapters:
   1 - Purpose & Scope
   2 - Airport Environs
   3 - Airport Facilities & Improvements
   4 - Compatibility Policies & Criteria

Airport Layout Plan (ALP) Update 2014

County Dept of Public Works periodically updates the Airport Layout Plan, originally part of the 1997 draft Airport Master Plan.
2010 ALP (revalidation of 2006 ALP)
Oct 2011 Scope of Services for ALP update
July 2012 presentation on the ALP Update and answers to questions on all aspects of airport operation (MCC minutes). 
2014 ALP update