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.


Focus Topics

Coastside Design Review Committee vacancies
1. Miramar Community Rep
2. Alternate Miramar Community Rep
Application deadline 4/27/18


Modern Roundabouts
--a safer choice than traffic signals
--promoted by CaltransFHWAAARP, and
Midcoast Hwy 1 Safety & Mobility Study.
Cypress roundabout: MCC 8/9/17 minutes & 5/11/16 letter.
Cypress roundabout evaluation & 10% design


Quarry Park Master Plan
(includes Mirada Surf -- park map)
County Parks is developing this document that will help guide park improvements over a period of at least 20 years. Draft Master Plan review expected Apr 2018.


Vallemar Bluff 4-House Development


Affordable Housing 
Cypress Point is MidPen's proposed 71-unit affordable housing community at Carlos/Sierra in Moss Beach. Pre-application plans, workshop summary and comments are here


Comprehensive Transportation Management Plan (CTMP) is being developed to address cumulative traffic impacts of Midcoast development on Highway 1 & 92. Draft plan expected for public review spring 2018.



Comprehensive planning update of Princeton area land use plans, development polices and zoning regulations began in 2013. Draft plan for public review: spring 2018.


Plan Half Moon Bay
HMB General Plan & Local Coastal Program Update are ongoing. Midcoast residents are encouraged to get involved. 10/24/17 presentation & video (@3min) on Land Use Policy & Growth Management by Dr. Charles Lester, former CCC Executive Director.


SFO Aircraft Noise

MCC 9/13/17 informational forum --
video, slide presentation, links


















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MCC Meeting Jan 24, 2018

MCC Agenda for Jan 24, 2018, 7:00pm at GCSD
           504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada
Supporting material:
     Consent:  Minutes for Dec 13, 2017
Vallemar Bluff: MCC comments - approved
     environmental review docs -- project page
Building height measurement:
     MCC comments - approved
     earlier MCC comments: 11/8/17 & 4/12/17
     Methods of measurement (2010)
     County long-range planning projects

UPDATE: 1/24/18 meeting video & minutes


Samtrans Coastside Study meetings


Samtrans will have two meetings on the coast to discuss thefindings from the SamTrans Coastside Study, an analysis of coastal transit service and recommendations for improvement.
The first meeting will be held in Half Moon Bay at
Ted Adcock Community Center, Grand Oak Room
535 Kelly Avenue, Half Moon Bay
on Tuesday, January 30, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The second will be held at the
Pacifica Community Center, Auditorium
 540 Crespi Dr, Pacifica
on Thursday, February 1, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
At the Pacifica meeting (only, not at the Half Moon Bay meeting) attendees will hear a presentation on Get Us Moving San Mateo County and have the opportunity to provide feedback on transportation priorities in the County.
Get Us Moving is a collaborative effort between SamTrans, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, and partneragencies and groups to develop a San Mateo County Transportation Funding Plan.
Residents can also participate by taking the short survey at



HMB Seeks Funding for Cabrillo Hwy Bike/Ped Trail Connection to Midcoast

The City of Half Moon Bay is submitting grant applications to San Mateo County Transportation Authority (SMCTA) to help fund connecting segments of the bike/pedestrian trail along the east side of Cabrillo Highway to the northern city limit at Mirada/Alto Roads.  San Mateo County is finalizing the design/permitting process for the first Midcoast segment of this Cabrillo Hwy Trail (Mirada Rd to Coronado signal – orange dots on map).   


County Long-Range Planning Projects: 2018-19

Long-range planning efforts involve studies, plans and regulations, rather than actual projects to be built.  The County Planning Dept has an ambitious list of planning projects for 2018-2019, most of them countywide or specific to North Fair Oaks: Work Plan (You'll need a large monitor to view this.)

Plans specific for the Coastside include:

  • Connect the Coastside wrap up winter/spring 2018 (begun in 2014 but stalled since 2016).
  • Plan Princeton wrap up by end summer 2018 (begun in 2013 but stalled since 2015).
  • Farm Labor Housing Guidebook.
  • Cypress Point Affordable Housing is listed here, covering only the General Plan, Zoning Ordinance and Local Coastal Program amendments required to downsize the land use to medium density and do away with the 148-unit approved PUD district.

Regarding MCC request for updated Neighborhood Commercial development standards specific for the Midcoast (3/22/17 MCC letter - presentation  - reply - 4/12/17 follow-up letter), and a consistent definition of how building height is measured (11/8/17 MCC letter), the County has relegated these to a wish list of future but unscheduled projects, due to the busy workload prioritized for the next two years.


MCC Jan 10, 2018, meeting canceled


Caltrans Assesses Climate Change Impacts on Transportation Infrastructure

Caltrans has released their District 4 Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment, 2018. This is the first of a series of reports to cover all districts in the state transportation system.  The report analyzes future transportation vulnerabilities in the Bay Area due to climate change -- temperature, precipitation, wildfire, sea level rise, storm surge, and combined effects.

This is the first step towards planning for a State Highway System that is more resilient to major storm events in the short term and to climate change in the long term.
WebpageSummary ReportTechnical Report


Coastside Medfly Quarantine

Recent detection of Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) in Half Moon Bay has resulted in quarantine of fruits and vegetables in a 56-square-mile portion of San Mateo County from Lower Crystal Springs Reservoir to the Coast, bordered by San Vicente Creek in Moss Beach on the north, and Lobitos Creek Rd on the south (map). 
Sterile male Medflies will be released in the area as part of the eradication effort (press release).

Medfly can infest more than 250 types of fruits and vegetables, causing severe impacts on California agricultural exports and backyard gardens alike. The most common pathway for these invasive species to enter our state is by “hitchhiking” in fruits and vegetables brought back illegally by travelers as they return from infested regions of the world.  To help protect California’s agriculture and natural resources, follow the Don’t Pack a Pest program guidelines.


MCC Meeting Dec 13, 2017

MCC Agenda for Dec 13, 2017, 7:00pm at GCSD
           504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada
Supporting material:
   Consent:  Minutes for Nov 8, 2017
   Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon presentation

UPDATE: 12/13/17 meeting video & minutes


SMC Supervisors Consider Cannabis Regs Dec 5

San Mateo County Board of Supervisors will consider draft regulations for Cannabis commercial greenhouse cultivation in unincorporated areas of the County Dec 5, 2017, 9:00AM, at 400 County Center, Redwood City. [UPDATE 12/5/17: Board of Supervisors approved 5-0.]

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Charles Lester: Climate Change & the Coast, Dec 6

Climate Change & the Coast – a talk with Charles Lester
Dec 6, 6-9pm, HMB Yacht Club, 214 Princeton Ave, Princeton
RSVP here - space limited [Event is now full.]

With sea level rise and a growing population, California’s coast faces many challenges over the coming decades. Join Committee for Green Foothills to discover some hope, and welcome Dr. Charles Lester as he talks about sea level rise, coastal erosion, and challenges for Half Moon Bay and the Midcoast. Formerly California Coastal Commission executive director, Dr. Lester has been working in the field of ocean and coastal management for more than 25 years. He is currently at the Institute of Marine Sciences at UC Santa Cruz, researching and writing about sea level rise, coastal resilience, and other aspects of California coastal law and policy.

Dr. Lester is also consulting for the City of HMB on their LCP update. View his presentation (video @3min) on Land Use Policy & Growth Management  to HMB Planning Commission on 10/24/17. (news article)