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 

The County is developing a Comprehensive Transportation Management Plan (CTMP) to address cumulative traffic impacts of Midcoast residential development on Highway 1 & 92.  Based on an analysis of traffic impacts at buildout, specific policies will be developed to offset the demand for all peak period vehicle trips generated by new residential development.  The plan will evaluate expanded public transit, bike/ped facilities, and programs for traffic mitigation fees on new development, and mandatory lot merger and lot retirement. Project planner is James Hinkamp

Transportation Alternatives, draft report April 2015
      Public Workshop April 15 - commentsgroup statement
      Briefing to MCC April 8 - presentation - video @32 min - minutes
Buildout Analysis & Traffic Projections Report, Dec 2014
Related studies & projects: Hwy 1 Issues Page.


Midcoast Highway 1 Crossings, Medians, Left Turn Lanes
Preliminary Planning Study - attachments
Design alternatives summary
MCC comments 4/28/15
Community Workshop March 11 - video.
More info & earlier comments:  MCC Highway 1 Issues Page.


Montara Coast - Public Access & Views

Private encroachments into the 7th St right-of-way diminish public coastal access & views.  Online petition - personal comments.
On Feb 25 the Planning Commission approved 7th St fence removal & new encroaching fence.
New encroaching fence appealed to Board of Supervisors by Montara resident. April 28 hearing postponed


Comprehensive planning update of Princeton area land use plans, development polices and zoning regulations. Project planner is Summer Burlison,
Preferred Plan & Policy Framework -- Miss the April workshop? Review the presentation boards here and share your ideas.
Project website  --  MCC Princeton Issues Page


 Big Wave Project North Parcel Alternative, a major development for agricultural land and wetlands west of HMB Airport, was approved by the SMC Planning Commission 4-1 on Jan 14.  
MCC commentsStaff PresentationVideoLetter of Decision.
Existing aerial view vs project simulation
Group Appeal to Board of Supervisors was filed Jan 29.
Tentative hearing date May 19


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 9/10/13 letter.

 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 2014.

















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New Granada Fire Station: Fire Board Meeting Dec 23

Special Meeting of the Coastside Fire Protection District Board of Directors:
December 23, Tuesday, 11:00 AM, 1191 Main St, Half Moon Bay

Agenda:  A. Discuss new Fire Station 41 construction scope and process, and provide direction to staff.  B. Discuss/approve the Assistant Chief’s request to hire a planning consultant for the project.

On Dec 3 the SMC Harbor Commission accepted the Coastside Fire Protection District offer to buy the 2.5-acre parcel known as the "Post Office lot" across Ave Portola from the current Station 41.


Sale of Seton Hospital: Public Meeting Jan 9 

The California Attorney General (AG) is reviewing the proposed change in control and governance of Daughters of Charity Health System, a California nonprofit religious corporation, that owns and operates Seton Medical Center and Seton Medical Center Coastside.  The proposed new owner is Prime Healthcare Services Inc., a for-profit Delaware corporation. (Document links)

Public Forum Friday, January 9 at 9:00AM
Seton Coastside, 600 Marine Blvd, Moss Beach

The purpose of the meeting is to receive comments on the proposed change in control and governance of the facility and to consider the Health Care Impact Statements prepared by consultants engaged by the AG (to be posted here prior to the meeting).  Speakers include the AG’s office, the consultant who provided the feasibility report, Seton CEO, a representative from Prime Healthcare, and public officials.  At least an hour will be available for public comment. 

To speak at the meeting, submit a speaker slip available at the meeting, or contact Scott Chan by Jan 2. (415) 703-5652.

Written comments may be submitted to Attorney General's Office by Jan 12:
Email, or mail:
Scott Chan, Deputy Attorney General
455 Golden Gate Avenue, Suite 11000
San Francisco, CA 94102 


Local Trails Affected by Heavy Rains

At Devil’s Slide Trail safety cones are in position to warn trail users of dirt and boulders on the trail.  Cleanup will take place over the next two weeks with heavy equipment.  K rails that line the inland side of the former roadbed functioned as designed limiting the amount of dirt that spilled onto the trail.

In Pacifica the storm washed away a portion of Weiler Ranch Road, a popular hiking trail in San Pedro Valley Park.  The majority of the .8-mile trail remains open via access from Oddstad Blvd or from the park entrance.  News release.


MCC Meeting December 10, 7pm

Midcoast Parklands Access and Parking Study (memo - presentation)

Big Wave North Parcel Alternative 8-Building Option
11/26/14 Project Referral/plans - MCC comments 12/10/14 (approved)
Big Wave Issues Page - earlier MCC comments: 11/10/148/27/14

Consent Agenda: Minutes for 10/22/14 & 11/10/14
                           Treasurer's Report for 12/10/14
Location: GCSD meeting room, 504 Ave Alhambra, third floor, El Granada


Oceano Hotel Plans New Wedding Building

On December 10, the SMC Planning Commission will consider permits to allow construction of a permanent building to replace the seasonal tent that hosts wedding events on Oceano Hotel grounds in Princeton.  The one-story building with pitched roof will sit atop the raised area created by hotel garage excavation behind the HMB Brewing Co.  (See Agenda and Staff Report with building plans and recommended conditions of approval.)


Green Valley Trail Design & Permitting Moves Forward

On December 9, the Board of Supervisors is expected to award a $203,866 contract to Questa Engineering Corp. for the development of plans, specifications and permits for the Green Valley Trail (see consent agenda staff report). The future Green Valley Trail will be a segment of the California Coastal Trail and will start at the southern parking area of the Devil’s Slide Trail, route through the Green Valley east of Highway 1, and end at the Gray Whale Cove State Beach parking area. The trail will be designed for pedestrian, equestrian and mountain bike use, be composed of natural tread and be accessible as much as possible. The design/permitting phase will be completed between January 1 and December 31, 2015. 


County Housing Element Public Workshop Dec 2

San Mateo County's Draft 2014-2022 Housing Element is now available for public review (PDF).   More information on the update to the Housing Element is available at the project website.

Coastside Public Workshop
Tuesday, December 2, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Granada Community Services District Offices
504 Avenue Alhambra, third floor, El Granada

The updated Housing Element will be reviewed by the San Mateo County Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors in December 2014 and January 2015.  Public comments on all aspects of the draft are encouraged, and will be accepted through December and January. Comments may be made through the project website, or directly in English to William Gibson at, 650-363-1816, or in Spanish to Bryan Albini at, 650-363-1807.


MCC Special Meeting Monday, Nov. 10, 5pm

AGENDA - MCC holds this special meeting due to the necessity to submit comments to the Planning Commission in advance of their Nov 12 meeting, following release of the staff report on Nov 6.
    Monday, November 10, 5:00 PM
    GCSD meeting room, 504 Ave Alhambra, third floor, El Granada

Big Wave revised North Parcel Alternative PLN2013-00451
MCC comments 11/10/14 [approved 7-0]
Planning Commission Staff Report - EIR Addendum


Big Wave Hearing at Planning Commission Nov. 12

SMC Planning Commission will consider approval of development permits for the Big Wave North Parcel Alternative at a Public Hearing Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 5:00 PM, at El Granada Elementary School.
Agenda - Staff Report - EIR Addendum - [meeting video]

MCC regular meeting for November 12 is canceled.
MCC will hold a special meeting Monday, November 10, at 5pm, to approve comments to the Planning Commission.  [MCC comments approved 7-0]

Major project revisions have been made since the County’s informational presentations and EIR Addendum last August.  With no reduction in square footage, the number of buildings has been reduced from 9 to 4 larger ones.  The Business Park is now proposed as 3 buildings, totaling 162,000 s/f, consisting of 108, ~1500 s/f business condominiums.  The Wellness Center, previously 70,500 s/f in 4 buildings plus a 27,000 s/f industrial/storage building for commercial lease income, now incorporates all of that in one 97,500 s/f building, with the public commercial uses on the ground floor in front and the entrance to the Wellness Center hidden away in the back by an indirect route around behind the Business Center.

The footprint of each building would fill an entire block in Princeton.
The parking lot is longer than the distance all the way across Princeton from the beach to the Stanford/Airport intersection. 

Coastside Design Review Committee (CDRC) special meeting Monday, November 3 (agenda), will consider these major design revisions (CDRC letters 9/4, 10/7, 10/28). [Update 11/4: CDRC recommended denial 2-1]

Revised Plans:
Vesting Tentative Map revision
Wellness Center layout, elevations
Business Center layout, elevations
Landscape plan
Project phasing over 15 years

Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Addendum was circulated for public comment during August. (MCC 8/27/14 comments)  
[Update 11/6: Final EIR Addendum (33MB) includes comments received, response to comments, and the October project re-design.]

Comment to the Planning Commission can be emailed to:
For questions, contact Project Planner Camille Leung:


Public Reception for Coastal Commission Nov. 12

County of San Mateo will host a public reception for the California Coastal Commission during their November meeting being held in Princeton. 

Wednesday, November 12, 6:00 PM (or upon conclusion of the day’s agenda)
Half Moon Bay Yacht Club, 214 Princeton Ave, Princeton
Light Hors d’oeuvres, No Host Bar

This is a social event for the Commission and the public.  No lobbying, distribution of materials, signage, or other communication about Commission business should occur at the event.  Because space is limited, attendance will be allowed on a first come/first served basis. If you wish to attend or want more information, please call to RSVP at 650-363-4568.