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

Coastside Design Review Committee vacancies
1. Miramar Community Rep
2. Alternate Miramar Community Rep
Application deadline 4/27/18


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


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. Draft Master Plan review expected Apr 2018.


Vallemar Bluff 4-House Development


Affordable Housing 
Cypress Point is MidPen's proposed 71-unit affordable housing community at Carlos/Sierra in Moss Beach. Pre-application plans, workshop summary and comments are here


Comprehensive Transportation Management Plan (CTMP) is being developed to address cumulative traffic impacts of Midcoast development on Highway 1 & 92. Draft plan expected for public review spring 2018.



Comprehensive planning update of Princeton area land use plans, development polices and zoning regulations began in 2013. Draft plan for public review: spring 2018.


Plan Half Moon Bay
HMB General Plan & Local Coastal Program Update are ongoing. Midcoast residents are encouraged to get involved. 10/24/17 presentation & video (@3min) on Land Use Policy & Growth Management by Dr. Charles Lester, former CCC Executive Director.


SFO Aircraft Noise

MCC 9/13/17 informational forum --
video, slide presentation, links


















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King Tides & Coffee, Mirada Rd, Dec 4

     King Tides & Coffee -- December 4, 2017, 9:00-10:30AM
     Meet at Miramar Beach Restaurant Parking Lot

Sea Change San Mateo County team is leading this event to inform the public about how king tides can help visualize future flooding risks and to share information about projects in the works to reduce impacts from flooding and sea level rise. Event includes shoreline guided walk, coffee/bagels -- bring your personal mug and camera.  RSVP.

King tides are higher than normal high tides that occur naturally when the sun and moon align, causing an increased gravitational pull on the oceans. Since king tides are about a foot higher than average high tides, these events show what sea levels could look like every day with one foot of sea level rise.

California King Tides Project: Snap the shore / See the future.
2017/2018 King Tides Season Dates/local times:
December 3 (9:20AM), 4 (10:05AM), and 5 (10:53AM)
January 1 (9:00AM) and 2 (9:49AM)
Tide predictor, Pillar Point


MidPen Housing Pre-App Workshop Summary Released

County Planning released the Summary of Pre-Application Comments 11/15/2017 for MidPen Housing’s proposed "Cypress Point" 71-unit affordable housing in Moss Beach. Read more here.


MCC Nov 22, 2017, meeting canceled


Cannabis Forum at “Brews & Views” Nov 14

Cannabis Forum: A conversation about the Cannabis industry with community and civic leaders, investors and others on this important topic that will impact the San Mateo County Coast and beyond.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 6-8pm
Mavericks Event Center, 107 Broadway, Princeton

Moderator: Lenny Mendonca, co-founder of HMB Brewing Company
     Charles Kosmont, CEO of Rocket Farms
     Marty LaGod, Managing Director of Firelake Capital Mgmt.
     Don Horsley, San Mateo County District 3 Supervisor
     Roy Salume, Technology Professional (Cannabis in SMC White Paper)

Brews & Views is a speaker series sponsored by Half Moon Bay Brewing Co.  Attendance is free. Note special venue for this event.


MCC Meeting Nov 8, 2017

MCC Agenda for Nov 8, 2017, 7:00pm at GCSD
           504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada
Supporting material:
   Consent:  Minutes for Oct 25, 2017
   HMB Distillery: agenda memo / MCC comments
          site+aerial / referral / correspondence

   PG&E Hwy 92: agenda memomap / referral / MCC comments
   Midcoast Building Height Measurement: MCC letter (approved)

UPDATE:  11/8/17 meeting Video / Minutes


County Cannabis Cultivation Ordinance

Following nearly a year of study during a temporary moratorium on commercial non-medical marijuana activity, San Mateo County is doing public outreach on a proposed Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Ordinance for the unincorporated area of the County.  
Upcoming meetings:

Nov 9, 7pm, Ted Adcock Community Center
           535 Kelly Ave, HMB
Nov 13, 7pm, Agricultural Advisory Committee (staff report)
           Old Train Depot, Higgins Canyon Rd, HMB
Nov 14, 7pm, Pescadero Municipal Advisory Council
           Pescadero Community Church, 363 Stage Rd, Pescadero

The draft ordinance provides for commercial cultivation within greenhouses with a Business License with extensive operational requirements, oversight and enforcement.

The City of Half Moon Bay is working on their own cannabis cultivation ordinance. The boundary between unincorporated Midcoast communities and HMB is at Mirada and Alto Roads.  

Environmental review & draft ordinance
Oct 2017 presentation at MCC / news article
July 2017 presentation at MCC / BoS study session / news article
Dec 2016 BoS study session / urgency moratorium / news article


MCC Meeting Oct 25, 2017

MCC Agenda for Oct 25, 2017, 7:00pm at GCSD
             504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada
Supporting material:
Consent:  Minutes for October 11, 2017

Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Ordinance:
     Environmental review & draft ordinance

MCC applicant interviews: memo/applications
[Barbra Mathewson recommended to fill MCC vacancy 6-0]

UPDATE: 10/25/17 meeting Minutes & Video


Midpen Regional Open Space District Open House Nov 1

Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (MROSD) will hold a Community Open House to Learn about Midpen Projects in the Coastal Service Plan Area, including La Honda, Half Moon Bay, and other Coastal communities. 

Wed, Nov 1, 2017, 6:00 pm
Senior Coastsiders Building - Banquet Hall
925 Main St, Half Moon Bay

The event will include a presentation by Midpen staff, followed by a question and answer session as well as the opportunity to meet with subject matter experts. Light refreshments will be provided.


HMB Airport Disaster Airlift Response Exercise Oct 28

Disaster Airlift Response Team (DART) exercise will take place 10/28/17, from 10 AM until 3 PM at Half Moon Bay Airport.

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Harbor Commission to Discuss Permanent Headquarters Oct 18

San Mateo County Harbor Commission agenda for Oct 18, 2017, 6:30 PM,
504 Ave Alhambra, second floor, El Granada,
includes two items of particular interest to the Midcoast community:

#11: Options for permanent District-owned headquarters in or near Pillar Point Harbor (staff report).

#12: District Administration Office Alteration Project at leased premises in El Granada. The staff report recommends proceeding with construction as cost effective given the minimum four-year time frame to move to permanent district-owned premises. The remodel is of particular local interest due to the shortage of public meeting space in the Midcoast. Granada Community Services Distriict (GCSD) has provided use of their meeting room to government and community groups, but the demand is high and space limited. 

Proposed floor plan for Harbor Admin offices would provide a professional conference/meeting room which could be available for use by other local agencies and community organizations.  Meeting room layout plan includes seating at front table for 11 boardmembers and staff, and 30 audience seats.  Compare to GCSD meeting room with front table seating for eight, and audience seating for ~20.