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 

Development of a Comprehensive Transportation Management Plan (CTMP) to address cumulative traffic impacts of Midcoast development on Highway 1 & 92.  
The project has undergone a course correction since April 2015 to allow for additional analysis and report revisions:
Alternative Development Forecast Memo/ Slides
Alternative Transportation Standards Memo/ Slides

MCC Briefing Oct 14, 7pm at GCSD
Public Workshop Oct 22, 6:30pm at Cypress Meadows
Highway 1 page -- Project website  

Winter Storm Season -- Are You Prepared?
Tormentas del Invierno - ¿Estás preparado?

Midcoast Crossings, Raised Medians, Left Turn Lanes
MCC meeting this fall (TBD) will include discussion of the preferred designs selected from the year-long process of workshops and public feedback on design alternatives.  

Highway 1 Parallel Trail
East-of-highway multi-use transportation trail to connect Midcoast communities to each other and to Half Moon Bay.
First segment for design/permitting is Mirada to Coronado.
Public Workshop presentation 9/23/15 on trail alignment/design.
MCC 7/22/15 letter - attachment - presentation.   Highway 1 page.

Montara Coast -             Public Access & Views
Private encroachments into the 7th St right-of-way diminish public coastal access & views. Board of Supervisors decision is expected on 10/20/15.

Comprehensive planning update of Princeton area land use plans, development polices and zoning regulations. Outreach resumes 2016.
Project website  --  MCC Princeton page


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.

















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MCC June 24, 2015, Meeting Canceled


Public Workshop June 23: New Highway Crossing Alternatives

The County will present the latest design alternatives for Midcoast Highway 1 at-grade crossings, raised medians, and left-turn lanes:

   Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
   HMB Yacht Club, 214 Princeton Ave, Princeton

The new compromise design Alternative 3 has been developed for Montara and Moss Beach in response to public comments. It provides limited raised medians for traffic calming at village gateways, and for pedestrian crossing refuge at 3 locations (Virginia, 7th, & 2nd). 
Project Summary -- Design Alternatives Matrix -- Draft Planning Study 
4/28/15 MCC comments - public comments
Conceptual design images:
Mirada Rd. Alt 1, 2
Moss Beach Cypress Alt 1, 2, 3; Town Center Alt 1A, 1B, 2, 3
Lighthouse/16th Alt 1, 2
Montara Town Center Alt 1, 2, 3; Montara Beach Alt 1, 2, 3
Gray Whale Cove Alt 1&2

Following Tuesday’s public meeting there will be an online virtual workshop open until July 10.  Once a preferred alternative is selected for each location, the next planning phase can move forward, with detailed designs, environmental review and permitting.  Construction timeline will depend on prioritization of locations and availability of funding. 
See Highway 1 page for background and related projects.


Parallel Trail Design Gets Underway

The County has entered a contract with BKF Engineers to complete Design Phase 1 of the initial segment of the Midcoast Multimodal Trail (aka Parallel Trail).  The trail has long been envisioned as an east-of-highway multi-use transportation trail connecting the Midcoast communities to each other and to Half Moon Bay.  The trail is expected to be completed in 4 segments.  Design of the southern segment (from city limits at Mirada Rd. to Coronado in El Granada) is set to begin this summer. 

The project will include complete environmental review, multiple public outreach events to develop a preferred trail alignment, and conceptual construction plans and estimates, to be presented to the County Planning Commission.   

Design Phase 1 is expected to be completed in spring 2016.  Phase 2 will include advanced design and permitting tasks in FY 2016-17.  Project design and permitting is funded by a $500,000 grant from SMC Transportation Authority Measure A Ped/Bike Program. 

Project Manager is James Hinkamp,
Scope of Work -- attachments  --  staff report  --  Highway 1 page


Public Workshop June 16: Motel Expansion in El Granada

The County will hold a Pre-Application Workshop to allow for public comment on a proposed 2-story, 14-room addition to the Harbor View Inn at 51 Avenue Alhambra in El Granada.  (site plans)

     Tuesday, June 16, 2015, 6:30-8:00 PM
     GCSD, 504 Ave Alhambra, third floor, El Granada


MCC Meeting June 10, 2015

AGENDA for June 10, at 7:00 PM:
Midcoast at-grade crossings & raised medians:
Preview and discussion of revised design alternatives for Moss Beach and Montara which include raised median crossing refuges at 3 locations. The final County public workshop to select preferred design alternatives will be Tuesday, June 23, 7-9 PM at HMB Yacht Club.
4/28/15 MCC comments -- Highway 1 page

New HMB Library presentation (Friends of HMB Libary website)
Consent agenda: Minutes for May 13, 2015
Location: GCSD meeting room, 504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada

Harbor District Service Review Available for Comment

SMC Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) has released the Draft Municipal Service Review and Sphere Update for the San Mateo County Harbor District.  

Affected agencies, residents, property owners and interested individuals and groups are requested to provide comments to the LAFCo Executive Officer, Martha Poyatos, by email at or fax at (650) 3634849. Please submit comments by June 26, 2015.

The Executive Officer’s Report including comments and recommended determinations will be presented to San Mateo LAFCo at the Commission meeting of July 15, 2015 scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors Chambers, 400 County Center Redwood City. 

The comprehensive review and report were put in motion after last year's Civil Grand Jury Report: "What is the price of dysfunction? The San Mateo County Harbor District."  

News article: Oversight commission suggests Harbor District dissolve: LAFCo releases draft report recommending county takeover.
More info on Harbor District history and issues on MCC Harbor Page.


Public Workshop on New RV Park in Princeton May 27

The County will hold a Pre-Application Workshop to allow public comment on a proposal for a 50-space RV park at the northwest corner of Highway 1 and Capistrano, next to Oceano Harbor Village parking lot. (site plans)

     Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 7:00-8:30 PM
     HMB Yacht Club, 214 Princeton Ave, Princeton

MCC regular meeting for May 27 is canceled.


Big Wave Project at Board of Supervisors May 19

SMC Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing to consider approvals of the Big Wave Project (meeting notice)
     Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at 9:00 AM
     Board of Supervisors Chambers, 400 County Center, Redwood City

The Big Wave Project North Parcel Alternative is a major development proposed on 2 parcels of agricultural land and wetlands west of HMB Airport. The current version consists of 8 buildings on the north parcel, including 176,000 sq.ft. of industrial or office space, a sanitarium, or "Wellness Center", for up to 50 developmentaly disabled adults and 20 live-in caretakers, and 462 parking spaces.  The south parcel would contain 92 public beach access parking spaces and a boat storage facility. Phased construction is proposed over a 15-year period per a Development Agreement with the County. 

The Planning Commission approved the project last January (MCC letter) but various community groups appealed the decision to the Board of Supervisors.   Staff Report - Summary - Attachments

MCC Big Wave Issues Page has more details and links to earlier documents. 
Contact Project Planner Camille Leung with questions,
Comments to the Board of Supervisors may be emailed to:
     Carole Groom
     Don Horsley
     Dave Pine
     Warren Slocum
     Adrienne Tissier


MCC Meeting May 13, 7pm

AGENDA for May 13, 2015, 7:00 PM
Princeton on-street parking
Location: GCSD meeting room, 504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada

Green Valley Trail: Public Workshop May 11

Planning is underway to develop the Green Valley Trail which will connect Devil’s Slide Trail to Gray Whale Cove parking lot.  Learn about the project and give input about the conceptual design and plans. (meeting flyer)

Public Workshop: Monday, May 11, 2015, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Pacifica Community Center Auditorium, 540 Crespi Drive 

County Parks' excellent Green Valley Trail project website provides images, maps, studies, a brief online survey to provide your input on planning the trail, and an online mapping tool to draw your own trail options.