MCC Meetings                   

2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 7 PM, Granada Sanitary District,   504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd 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 

June 3 Ballot Measure AA:
Regional Open Space Access, Preservation and Restoration Bond
MROSD Bond Measure website -- Endorsers
Interactive map of projects -- Presentation at MCC

June 3 Ballot Measure G:
Granada Sanitary District Reorganization into a Community Services District in order to provide parks and recreation services. GSD webpage. MCC support.

 Montara Coast - Public Access & Views
Online petition to Board of Supervisors -- Comments to date
Oct 2013 MCC presentation; Apr 2013 MCC letter to BoS

Community Visioning Report Oct 2013 -
Culmination of the first phase of a collaborative, community planning process for the future of Princeton and the surrounding area.  
Phase 2, Background studies & existing conditions report will be available in April. 


Big Wave Project is back with a North Parcel Alternative.


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 2013.


Shoreline Erosion + Harbor Dredging

MCC 6/12/13 slide presentation & letter to Harbor Commission
MCC 9/10/13 letter to Harbor Commission on dredging plan.
Army Corps Surfers' Beach Erosion 11/8/13 public meeting: PresentationVideo


















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County Hires Natural Resource Manager

Ramona Arechiga has been hired as Natural Resource Manager for County Parks.  This new managerial position was created as part of the return to a stand-alone County Parks Department. 

Arechiga has a master’s degree in forest resources from Oregon State University, and experience working for nonprofits and the Peace Corps. Originally from Redondo Beach, she recently moved to the Bay Area from Oregon.


Wicklow property transfer to County Parks

On 2/11/14 the Board of Supervisors is expected to approve the transfer of the 478-acre Wicklow property from Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) to County Parks.  The property surrounds Quarry Park in El Granada and provides connection from Rancho Corral de Tierra to Mirada Surf and the CA Coastal Trail (see map).  The $5,000 transfer costs will be covered from the Midcoast Parks Mitigation Fee account.


Harbor Pollution Study Final Report

San Mateo County Resource Conservation District (RCD) has published their Final Report on Identification and Remediation of Fecal Pollution in Pillar Point Harbor.  The study identifies sources of bacteria in the harbor and presents a plan to address them.

“The key lesson learned from this project is that the high fecal indicator bacteria counts at Capistrano Beach are a landscape-level issue, not based at or in the Harbor itself but rather in the upland urban area.”


MCC Special Meeting (Retreat), Sat, Feb 1

The annual MCC Administrative and Planning Retreat will be held Saturday, February 1, 2014, starting at 9:00 AM at Granada Sanitary District, 504 Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada.  The public is welcome. Supervisor Horsley will attend during the first hour to discuss his 2014 priorities for the Midcoast.

Supervisor Horsley's 2014 Midcoast priorities
County 2014 Planning Dept Workplan
County 2014 DPW Midcoast Workplan
MCC 2014 Issues/Projects
MCC Policies/Procedures (2/1/14 update)
MCC 2014 Government Meetings & Task Assignments (adopted)


Fitzgerald Marine Reserve Field Meeting Jan 25

County Parks Dept is holding a Community Field Meeting Sat, Jan 25, 9:30-11:30AM to review and receive public input on concept plans for San Vicente Creek habitat enhancement and Cypress Forest management. Meet at FMR parking lot, California & N.Lake, Moss Beach. Rain cancels. Flyer has more info.


MCC Meeting Jan 22: Midcoast Parks

AGENDA for Midcoast Parks forum, 7pm, at special venue Mavericks Event Center, 107 Broadway, Princeton (corner of Broadway & Princeton Ave).


Plan Half Moon Bay

The City of Half Moon Bay is looking for community participation and feedback during the process of updating its General Plan, Local Coastal Program, and Zoning Ordinance.  This project will help define a community vision for the future and provide planning policies and regulations to carry out that vision.  Midcoast residents are encouraged to get involved.

Check out the project website to learn more about the project and how you can participate. The site is an interactive forum where you can post feedback on how to make HMB an even better place to live, work, and play.  Respond to discussion topics and post some pictures to show what you love about the city. Sign up to receive project updates, including information about several outreach activities planned over the next two months. 


MCC Meeting January 8, 7pm

Regular AGENDA:
-Postal Service Protection Act: letter (approved)
    Legislative Fact Sheet
    Ten Reasons that the US Postal Service is not a Failure
    Live chat: Politics Doom the Postal Service, not email
-Color of Tactile Paving at Pedestrian Curb Ramps - memo to DPW (approved)
-Status Review of MCC Issues/Actions 2012-13
Consent Agenda:
Minutes for 12/11/13
Memo to DPW re unsafe condition at narrow mid-block section of Prospect Way in Princeton
Location: Granada Sanitary District (GSD) meeting room,
504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd Floor, El Granada



New Coastside Lieutenant John Munsey

Lt. John Munsey, 45, will become the new Coastside Sheriff Lieutenant starting Jan 13, 2014, as part of a policy of routine transfers to support staff career development. 

Munsey spent his childhood on the Coastside, has a master’s degree in public administration, and has been with the Sheriff Dept since 1994. His most recent position was as commander of the county’s Narcotics and Vehicle Theft task forces.  

Munsey said he looks forward to meeting with local stakeholders, finding out their needs, and working daily with the community.


Coastside Bus Service Changes Jan 26

 Bus service changes on the Coastside effective 1/26/14: 

Route 17
Extend route to serve Pacifica 7-days-a-week; weekday service will operate every 60 minutes & weekend service will run every 2 hours. Trip times will be adjusted to improve on-time performance.

Route 294 - Midcoast service discontinued.
New weekend service will run every 2 hours. Service between Half Moon Bay and Pacifica will be discontinued (Route 17 will provide service); frequency and access to San Mateo Medical Center will be improved. Bus will serve the College of San Mateo on select trips.