MCC Meetings            

>>Nov 23 and Dec 28 meetings are canceled.<<
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 

Plan Half Moon Bay
HMB General Plan and Local Coastal Program Update are ongoing. Midcoast residents are encouraged to get involved. General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC) meetings are open to the public.
Dec 15 GPAC meeting: Noise and Circulation


 New Granada Fire Station
EIR public review and comment period is Dec 2 – Jan 19.  Public hearing is Wed, Jan 18, at 1191 Main St., HMB.


Modern Roundabouts
--a safer choice than traffic signals
--promoted by CaltransFHWAAARP, and
Midcoast Hwy 1 Safety & Mobility Study
--MCC letters May 11 & April 13


 Highway 1 Parallel Trail
East-of-highway active transportation trail to connect Midcoast communities to each other and to Half Moon Bay.
First segment for design/permitting is Mirada to Coronado.


Affordable Housing 
Local non-profit MidPen will submit development plans to the County in early 2017 for the 11-acre north Moss Beach designated affordable housing site. Sept 6 news article


Comprehensive Transportation Management Plan (CTMP) is being developed to address cumulative traffic impacts of Midcoast development on Highway 1 & 92. (webpage)


Comprehensive planning update of Princeton area land use plans, development polices and zoning regulations.  Princeton page
Public outreach resumes early 2017.


Subdivision Regulations Update
A comprehensive update is underway to align county subdivision regulations (dating back to 1992) with current state law and pertinent case law, and to make them more user friendly.  May 25 staff report & MCC presentation.  June 8 MCC comments

















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Bike/Pedestrian Count Volunteers Needed

San Mateo County Office of Sustainability seeks volunteers to help with the annual Bike/Pedestrian Count during the week of September 12-18, 2016. Participate in a volunteer orientation and commit to at least two 2-hour shifts (morning/evening/weekend timeslots and Coastside locations available).

Help gather data on demand and trends in sustainable transportation. For more info email:


Surfers' Beach Project Ribbon Cutting Sept 2

You're invited to the Surfers' Beach ribbon cutting ceremony on September 2, 2016, at 11:00 AM, at the construction site at Highway 1 and Coronado St.
Carpooling encouraged.

More about Highway 1 erosion protection at Surfers' Beach here.


MCC Meeting Aug 24, 2016

AGENDA for August 24, 2016, 7:00 PM at GCSD
              504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada

Highway 1 Parallel Trail Mirada to Coronado:
Presentation  --  web page 
30% design plans -- Environmental Review

Consent agenda:  Minutes for July 27, 2016
Letter to Harbor Commission in support of Pillar Point Harbor West Shoreline Trail erosion protection

UPDATE: 8/24/16 meeting video & minutes
Erin Deinzer resignation effective 10/31/16


Hwy 1 Parallel Trail Plans/Environmental Doc

Midcoast Highway 1 Parallel (multi-modal) Trail is to be an east-of-highway active transportation trail to connect Midcoast communities to each other and to Half Moon Bay.  The first segment for design/permitting is Mirada to Coronado.  30% design plans and Environmental Review documents are now available for review and public comment by September 9, 2016.  MCC August 24 meeting will include a presentation by the project planner with opportunity for questions and comments. More info.


MCC 2-Yr Candidate Filing Deadline Extended to Aug 17

Extended filing periods occur when a non-term-limited incumbent does not file for re-election. The extended deadline is Wednesday, August 17, at 5 PM, for the MCC two-year seat to finish the term of Erin Deinzer who resigned. Candidates must be registered voters residing in the unincorporated San Mateo County Midcoast towns of Montara, Moss Beach, Princeton, El Granada, or Miramar. (Note the Half Moon Bay city limit is at Mirada/Alto Roads.) 

Find resources and how to apply at County Elections.  The filing period is closed for the three open four-year seats, with all three incumbents qualifying (Dan Haggerty, Lisa Ketcham, Laura Stein) and no other candidates applying. 

Other Coastside elections with extended deadline are HMB City Council,  Cabrillo School Board and SMC Harbor Commission.  The Elections Dept Roster of Candidates is updated each evening after 5 PM.

UPDATE 8/18/16: Two candidates qualified for the 2-year MCC open seat: Barbra Mathewson and Brandon Kwan, both of Moss Beach.


MCC Aug 10 Meeting Canceled


Rediscovering America / Portola Trail

A multi-agency committee convened by Supervisor Horsley is working towards designation of a new National Historic Trail along the route of Spanish explorer Portolá in time for the 250th anniversary of the 1769 expedition, which stumbled upon San Francisco Bay.  A grant application has been made to the National Park Service for assistance in this effort, which will recognize 10,000 years of Native American settlement in San Mateo County, the impact of the Portolá Expedition, and opportunities to complete the California Coastal Trail.  

The June 8, 2016, Trail Committee meeting featured a presentation on the history of Native American villages and trail network in San Mateo County by representatives of the Amah Mutsun and Muwekma tribes (meeting video at 4 min and accompanying slides).  The talk is also captured in the meeting minutes

Maps of proposed trail route and “best guess” Portolá Expedition route, which followed Native American trails from village to village.
SMC Historical Society article


DPW Agrees to Grey Color Tactile Curb Ramps

County Dept of Public Works (DPW) has agreed to switch to dark grey color for all new tactile pedestrian curb ramps in the Midcoast, instead of the former bright yellow.  The new policy comes two years after MCC made the request in Jan 2014.  
List of DPW road projects for 2016 


New SamTrans School-day-only Bus Route 18

Effective Aug 7, 2016, SamTrans will add bus Route 18 to improve reliability and efficiency for students travelling to HMB high school and Cunha middle school.
Route map and schedule


MCC Meeting July 27, 2016

AGENDA for July 27, 2016, 7:00 PM at GCSD
              504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada
Background & supporting documents: 

Pillar Point Harbor West Shoreline Trail: slide presentation
June 2016 design charrette  --  Timeline with links to documents

Short-Term Rentals: MCC comments as approved
     revised draft ordinance - webpage

Roundabouts: 5/11/16 MCC letter & Minutes - Michael Wallwork website

Consent agenda: Minutes for July 13, 2016
     Treasurer Report for fiscal year 2015-2016

UPDATE: 7/27/16 meeting Video & Minutes