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.


Neighborhood Commercial Districts
Zoning Regs Update: C-1/Midcoast:
CDRC open study sessions:
9/19, 1:30-3pm & 9/23,
Study materials: comparison tables, maps showing existing uses 


Half Moon Bay Local Coastal Program Update

Draft Land Use Plan Update ready for your input. HMB Planning Commission Study Session:
Sept 24, 7pm, EOC, 537 Kelly, HMB


Harbor View Inn 15-room expansion 
2019 plans --  images -- MCC comments


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


Get Involved - CDRC vacancies

Coastside Design Review Committee 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.


Dunes Beach Hotel/RV in HMB


























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MCC Meeting Feb 13, 2019

MCC Agenda for Feb 13, 2019, 7pm at GCSD
         504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada
Supporting material:  
Minutes for Jan 23, 2019
SMC proposed tenant protections: presentation
SMC Protected Tree Ordinance: MCC comments - previous post
     project website - proposed ordinance - Jan 23 presentation

UPDATE:  2/13/19 meeting video - minutes


MCC Meeting Jan 23, 2019

MCC Agenda for Jan 23, 2019, 7pm at GCSD
         504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada
Supporting material:  
Minutes for Jan 9, 2019
Minutes for Annual Retreat Jan 12, 2019
Tree Protection Ordinance: project website -
        proposed ordinance  -  presentation
Mirada Rd bridge: MCC grant support

UPDATE: 1/23/2019 meeting video - minutes


MCC Vacancy for Term Ending Dec 2020

Applications are being accepted for appointment by the Board of Supervisors to fill a vacancy on the Midcoast Community Council for a term ending in December 2020.  To be eligible, applicant must be a registered voter residing in the unincorporated Midcoast communities of Montara, Moss Beach, El Granada, Princeton or Miramar.

Notice of Vacancy -- Apply online or by mail (pdf)
Deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, February 22, 2019, at 5:00 PM.
Applicants will be interviewed at the regular MCC meeting on February 27, 2019, for a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors.

The mission of the MCC is to provide the community with a more effective means to express its views to the County of San Mateo and other governmental agencies on matters of concern to the community, and to contribute to the community’s awareness of issues of public import by providing a forum for discussions.  Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM (ending time varies), at 504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada.


King Tides & Coffee at Surfers' Beach Jan 19

King tides are the highest tides of the year and help us visualize what every day water levels could look like with sea level rise. The San Mateo County Sea Change team is leading a King Tides & Coffee event to inform the public about king tides and sea level rise.

Saturday, Jan 19, 2019, 8:00-10:00AM (high tide peaks at 8:12AM)
8:00 AM meet at Surfers’ Beach, near Coronado, El Granada - coffee
8:15 AM guided walk along the shoreline with County staff
9:00 AM presentations, activities, coffee & bagels at Miramar Beach Restaurant parking lot
Bring your personal mug and camera.

Learn More: Sea Change San Mateo County
California King Tides Project – take & share your photos


MCC Special Meeting (Retreat), Jan 12, 2019

Annual MCC Administrative and Planning Retreat -- The public is welcome.
     Saturday, January 12, 2019, starting at 9:30 AM
     GCSD, 504 Alhambra, third floor, El Granada.  
AGENDA and supporting documents:
     MCC 2018 Work Plan Priorities
     Task Assignments 2018
     Treasurer Procedures 2018  --  Finance Committee page
     MCC Policies & Procedures

UPDATE: 1/12/2019 minutes


MCC Meeting Jan 9, 2019

MCC Agenda for Jan 9, 2019, 7pm at GCSD
         504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada
Supporting material:  
        Consent: Minutes for Dec 12, 2018

Moss Beach roundabouts  --  Caltrans 12/26/18 letter
MCC 11/14/18 study session:
        Status of Hwy 1 Action Plan & Connect the Coastside

MCC 2018 activity: presentation

UPDATE: 1/9/19 meeting video - minutes - news article


Pillar Point RV Park Public Restroom Site/Design Alternatives 

HMB Planning Commission Study Session
Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 7:00 PM
Emergency Operations Center, 537 Kelly Ave, Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay Planning Commission will conduct a Study Session regarding location and design alternatives for a proposed public restroom at Pillar Point RV Park, near Surfers’ Beach.  Community participation in the discussion is encouraged.  Owner/applicant for the project is the San Mateo County Harbor District.  Agenda - staff report - attachment

UPDATE: 1/8/19 meeting video


MCC Meeting Dec 12, 2018

MCC Agenda for Dec 12, 2018, 7pm at GCSD
         504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada
Supporting material:  
        Consent: Minutes for Nov 14, 2018
Letter of Resignation

UPDATE: 12/12/18 meeting video and minutes


Roundabout Concepts for Calif Av, Moss Beach

MCC commissioned Roundabout Expert Michael Wallwork to prepare roundabout concept designs for California Ave at Hwy 1 in Moss Beach. The concept plans provide an idea as to approximate size and shape of possible roundabouts at this intersection. MCC provided these to the County for consideration as intersection improvements are contemplated.

The close proximity of the frontage road Carlos is the most difficult part of the design, although acute right turns and vehicle conflicts are probably no more restrictive or dangerous than existing conditions. Wienke Way, the fifth leg of the intersection, is accommodated by rerouting highway access slightly north. Vehicles entering the highway from Wienke would turn right only, and would go around the roundabout in order to head north on the highway.

Next step for California Ave intersection is a formal Intersection Control Evaluation (ICE) as required by Caltrans when intersection improvements are contemplated.  The ICE for Cypress has already determined that “a multi-lane roundabout will better improve operations, increase safety, and be more contextually sound, as compared to a signal.” (evaluation - 10% design - Wallwork review)  These two intersections must be considered together for a context-appropriate circulation plan for Moss Beach. Connect the Coastside draft plan indicates that Cypress and California are the only Midcoast highway intersections that have sufficient current and future side street traffic volume to warrant signalization or roundabout.
More info on roundabouts.


MCC Nov 28, 2018, meeting canceled