MCC Meetings            

Due to holidays, Nov/Dec meeting dates are:
     Nov 18 and Dec 9 only.
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 

Winter Storm Season -- Are You Prepared?
Tormentas del Invierno - ¿Estás preparado?

Vallemar Bluff
6 houses are proposed for 2.5-acre Moss Beach blufftop shoreline.  Pre-application workshop is Dec 9 at MCC (public notice)

Midcoast Crossings, Raised Medians, Left Turn Lanes
Chapter 6 of the Aug 2015 Final Preliminary Planning Study  describes the preferred alternatives and implementation plan.  Construction will occur in 3 phases with timing dependent on funding availability:
Phase 1 - 2017-18:  Cypress northbound acceleration lane,
               Grey Whale Cove Alt 1,  Lighthouse/16th Alt 1
Phase 2 - 2020-21: Moss Beach Virginia Alt 3 
Phase 3 - 2023-24: Montara 2nd St Alt 3

The project to develop a Comprehensive Transportation Management Plan (CTMP) to address cumulative traffic impacts of Midcoast development on Highway 1 & 92 has undergone a course correction since April 2015 to allow for additional analysis and report revisions.
Alternative Development Forecast, Oct 2015
Alternative Transportation Standards
Oct 2015 Presentation - Minutes - Comments: MCC, CGF
Highway 1 page -- Project website  

Highway 1 Parallel Trail
East-of-highway multi-use transportation trail to connect Midcoast communities to each other and to Half Moon Bay.
First segment for design/permitting is Mirada to Coronado.
Public Workshop presentation 9/23/15 on trail alignment/design.
MCC 7/22/15 letter - attachment - presentation.   Highway 1 page.

Comprehensive planning update of Princeton area land use plans, development polices and zoning regulations.
Public outreach resumes 2016.
MCC 10/28/15 comments - map - attachment
Committee for Green Foothills comments 10/29/15
Project website  --  MCC Princeton page

Pillar Point Harbor Issues

RV Park: MCC 1/28/15 letter - images.
District Priorities: MCC 7/9/14 letter - Overview Presentation.
Dredging/Beach Replenishment:
MCC letters 9/10/13 & 10/28/15.


 Midcoast Water Pollution Reduction Program

What’s in the water and what we can do to help protect our watershed and the marine reserve – Newsletter.

















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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 hotline 650-728-1203

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