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.

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Focus Topics

Introduction to Local Government:              District boundaries, services provided, decision-making bodies.

Land Use Planning & Development Approval Process

Transportation Planning & Projects

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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 - MCC review

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Half Moon Bay Local Coastal Program Update
HMB Planning Commission Study Sessions
     7pm at HMB Library: 
Nov 27 Natural Resources
Dec 19 Coastal Access/Hazards, Scenic Resources
Jan 22 Development, Agriculture
City Council hopes to approve updated LCP Land Use Plan to be submitted to the Coastal Commission for certification in 2019.
10/24/17 Presentation  & video (@3min) on Land Use Policy & Growth Management by Dr. Charles Lester.

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Cypress Point Affordable Housing Community 
Proposed 71-unit affordable housing community at Carlos/Sierra in Moss Beach

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Dunes Beach Hotel/RV in HMB
MCC news post -- CGF comments -- City webpage on proposal

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

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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. 

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Harbor Village RV Park
50-space facility proposed at Capistrano & Hwy 1

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Vallemar Bluff 4-House Development

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

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Friday
Aug172018

Summary of Community Housing Conversation

A detailed summary is now posted of the 7/15/18 Community Conversation on Housing.  About 90 community members attended, about half indicating they work in Half Moon Bay. The meeting format consisted of two brief informational presentations, each followed by group discussions among participants at 13 tables.

Median household income in Half Moon Bay is $106,000. About one-quarter of the community has a household income of over $200,000. Another quarter has a household income of $50,000 or less per year. About three-quarters of residents commute outside of Half Moon Bay to work. The three largest local industries are agriculture, tourism, and commercial fishing, all of which tend to skew to lower-wage jobs. The current median home price is $1.2 million, which requires a monthly mortgage payment of over $4,500. The current median rent for a one-bedroom unit is $2,600 per month. 

The second community conversation on housing is scheduled for 10/23/18.

Saturday
Aug042018

MCC Meeting Aug 8, 2018

MCC Agenda for August 8, 2018, 7:00pm at GCSD
           504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada
Supporting material:  
          Minutes for July 11, 2018

UPDATE: 8/8/18 meeting video & minutes

Saturday
Aug042018

Roundabouts for Moss Beach

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.

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Saturday
Jul212018

MCC July 25, 2018, Meeting Canceled

Wednesday
Jul112018

Rancho Corral de Tierra Public Meeting July 24

Golden Gate National Recreation Area Superintendent Laura Joss and staff invite the community to join them for an update and discussion on Rancho Corral de Tierra.

Tuesday, July 24, 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Farallone View School, 1100 Le Conte, Montara
RSVP requested.

--Grassland restoration efforts, which includes removal of invasive plants, such as grasses and trees, and revegetating with native plant communities.
--Fuel reduction in the wildland urban interface to mitigate effects of wildfires.
--Visitor survey activities starting soon.
--Current trail maintenance
--Volunteer stewardship opportunities

Friday
Jul062018

MCC Meeting July 11, 2018

MCC Agenda for July 11, 2018, 7:00pm at GCSD
           504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada
Supporting material:  
          Minutes for June 27, 2018
          Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Treasurer's Report
Transportation Planning & Projects: presentation

UPDATE: 7/11/18 meeting Video & Minutes

Thursday
Jul052018

BoS Names New County Manager

Current Assistant County Manager Mike Callagy has been named to succeed John Maltbie on his retirement in November 2018. The selection followed a nationwide recruitment and several rounds of interviews. (press release)

Callagy joined the County of San Mateo as one of three deputy county managers in 2013 after a 29-year career with the San Mateo Police Department where he ran day-to-day operations and retired as the deputy chief. In 2016, he was named assistant county manager. He holds a law degree from Santa Clara University, a Bachelor of Arts and Master’s degree in public administration from the College of Notre Dame and a Master’s degree in homeland defense and security from the Naval Postgraduate School. He is a lifelong San Mateo County resident and lives in Foster City with his family.

Thursday
Jul052018

Community Conversation on Housing 7/15/18

The City of Half Moon Bay and Home for All San Mateo County are hosting an educational community conversation to help us all gain a better understanding of the local housing situation.  Please RSVP for this family-friendly event with refreshments, activities for children, Spanish translation.  (press release)

Let’s Talk About Housing - Sunday, July 15, 2018
1pm free lunch, 1:30pm Community Conversation
Ted Adcock Community Center, 535 Kelly, HMB

Friday
Jun222018

MCC Meeting June 27, 2018

MCC Agenda for June 27, 2018, 7:00pm at GCSD
           504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada
Supporting material:  Minutes for June 13, 2018
Land Use Policies & Development Approval Process: presentation
Hazards of Hwy 1 Informal Direct Vehicle Access: presentation 

UPDATE: 6/27/18 meeting Video & Minutes

Saturday
Jun162018

November 2018 Elections for MCC

In November 2018 there are four Midcoast Community Council seats open for election (or re-election) to 4-year terms. The candidate filing period is open from July 16 through Aug 10 at 5:00 PM. Candidates must be registered voters residing in the unincorporated San Mateo County Midcoast communities of Montara, Moss Beach, Princeton, El Granada, or Miramar. (Note the Half Moon Bay city limit is at Mirada/Alto Roads.) 

Candidate statements will be limited to 200 words, and the cost paid by the candidate. Optional candidate seminars will be held Wed, July 11 at 10 AM, and Thursday, July 26 at 2 PM, at the elections office, 40 Tower Road, San Mateo. Find resources and how to apply at County Elections. Learn more about MCC on this website or contact a councilmember with questions.

UPDATE 8/8/18: Incumbents Chris Johnson and Brandon Kwan announced they will not run for re-election. That means the candidate filing deadline is extended to August 15, 2018, at 5pm.

UPDATE 8/16/18: MCC will not be on the Nov 2018 ballot because only 4 candidates filed for 4 seats:

  • Dave Olson, El Granada, incumbent
  • Claire Toutant, Moss Beach, incumbent
  • Len Erickson, El Granada, Education Consultant & MCC 2010-2013
  • Michelle Weil, Moss Beach, Tech Executive/Mother