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 9:30AM.
See Archives for past meetings with video links.


Focus Topics

Introduction to Local Government:
     District boundaries, services provided, decision-making bodies.
Land Use Planning & Development Approval Process
Transportation Planning & Projects


Cypress Point Affordable Housing Community 
Proposed 71-unit affordable housing community at Carlos/Sierra in Moss Beach
April 2019 re-submittal documents now posted. 


Get Involved - CDRC vacancies

6 vacancies on Coastside Design Review Committee - Community reps for Miramar, Montara, Princeton

CDRC reviews development applications for compliance with Midcoast Design Standards to encourage new homes with individual character that are complementary with neighboring houses, community character, and the surrounding natural setting.
Desirable traits in a CDRC member.

A Comprehensive Transportation Management Plan is being developed to address cumulative traffic impacts of Midcoast development on Highway 1 & 92. Final draft expected in 2019.


Modern Roundabouts
--a safer choice than traffic signals, and a context-appropriate highway circulation plan for Moss Beach


Quarry Park Master Plan
County Parks is developing this document that will help guide park improvements over a period of at least 20 years. 



Comprehensive planning update of Princeton area land use plans, development polices and zoning regulations began in 2013. Draft plan for public review expected in 2019.


Half Moon Bay Local Coastal Program Update


Dunes Beach Hotel/RV in HMB




























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Roundabouts for Moss Beach

The 2012 Hwy 1 Safety & Mobility Studies introduced the concept of roundabouts for improved traffic circulation in Moss Beach. A roundabout at each end of town would calm highway traffic without stopping it and favor right-turn side-street highway entry with convenient U-turns at each end of town.  

Whatever misgivings people may have had about unfamiliar roundabouts seemed to evaporate when two traffic signals were proposed for Moss Beach (at California and Cypress) in the 2016 draft Connect-the-Coastside recommended transportation improvements.  That year MCC asked Supervisor Horsley to support roundabouts instead of signals in the Midcoast. He agreed and has followed through.  A revised final draft transportation plan from Connect-the-Coastside is due for public review late summer/early fall 2018.  

Cypress/Hwy 1 Intersection Control Evaluation by County traffic consultants DKS used traffic data gathered in June 2017, showing that existing conditions already meet the signal warrant at Cypress, without the Big Wave Project:

“As evidenced by current operating conditions, the two-way stop control at Cypress Avenue and Highway 1 is failing to meet demand and operate in a safe and efficient manner. A multi-lane roundabout will better improve operations, increase safety, and be more contextually sound, as compared to a signal. A single-lane roundabout is the safest alternative, but the limited capacity of the roundabout itself hampers operations along Highway 1 to an unreasonable extent. For these reasons, a multi- lane roundabout is the preferred alternative, followed by a single-lane roundabout and signalization. The “no-build” alternative, keeping the current two-way stop control, is the worst alternative now and in the future, in terms of both operations and safety.” 

California/Hwy 1 intersection analysis (Kittelson July 2018, Table ES 2) indicates peak-hour existing conditions at 2-way stop-controlled California Ave are Level of Service (LOS) F.  Roundabout or signalization would improve the peak hour LOS to A or B.  

Modern roundabouts:

  • Eliminate head-on or broadside crashes -- 75% fewer injury collisions and 90% reduction in overall fatalities. Highest Midcoast accident rates are at signalized Capistrano & Coronado. 
  • Keep traffic moving through intersections. 
  • Significantly less delay than signals when managing peak-hour cross-street traffic. 
  • Increased intersection capacity due to lower speeds and resulting smaller gaps between vehicles. 
  • Reduced fuel consumption, vehicle wear and tear, emissions, and noise, from less stopping, starting, and idling. 
  • Traffic calming – long desired for Moss Beach. 
  • Pedestrians cross one direction of traffic at a time, without stopping traffic. 
  • Large trucks can make U-turns with rear axle on the central truck apron. 
  • No signal maintenance or blinking-red signal malfunctions causing extensive backups. 
  • More aesthetically pleasing with opportunity for landscaping.