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.

Candidate Forums 2016
VIDEOS: Harbor Commission, MWSD, MCC, Cabrillo School Board
               HMB City Council Sep 28 - Oct 5

Focus Topics 

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


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.
Nov 17, 6:30pm GPAC: circulation element 


New Granada Fire Station

Plans and permit application posted.
Story poles are up.


 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 fall 2016.


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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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


November 2016 Elections for MCC

In November 2016 there are three Midcoast Community Council seats open for election to 4-year terms and one seat for a 2-year term to complete the term of Erin Deinzer. 
The candidate filing period is open from July 18 through Aug 12 at 5:00 PM. 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.  Learn more about MCC on this website or contact a councilmember with questions.


MCC Meeting July 13, 2016

AGENDA for July 13, 2016, 7:00 PM at GCSD
              504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada
Supporting documents:
Short-Term Rentals: revised draft ordinance - webpage
Mirada Rd Inundation/Erosion Hazard Maps - shoreline issues page

Consent agenda: Minutes for June 22, 2016
Letter in support of Rediscovering America - Portola Expedition Trail 

UPDATE: 7/13/16 meeting VIDEO & MINUTES


MidPen Open House July 11 & Aug 18, 2016

Local non-profit MidPen Housing will hold a second and third Community Open House this summer to review concept site designs for a potential affordable housing development (up to 80 rental units in split-level 2-story duplexes and triplexes) on the vacant 11-acre north Moss Beach designated affordable housing site at Carlos/Sierra, across from the lighthouse:

July 11 (Monday) 3:00 to 8:00pm
August 18 (Thursday) 3:00 to 8:00pm
Farallone View School, 1100 Le Conte, Montara. 

The concept site designs are based on feedback from the first Open House, held March 16, 2016. The summary report includes answers to questions.  The project architect will provide a brief presentation at 15 minutes past each hour throughout the events.  The Open Houses will include opportunities to talk to MidPen team members and ask questions, submit feedback on the potential design ideas, and learn more about the proposed development.  Please feel free to drop by anytime between 3:00 to 8:00 pm.  Children are welcome and refreshments will be served.

MCC Affordable Housing page  -  MidPen Moss Beach website

UPDATE: 7/11/16 Summary of Community Comments


Grand Jury: Harbor District Rising Price of Dysfunction

San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury has issued a new report on the Harbor District, recommending that the County Board of Supervisors initiate the independent study, promised in 2014, of possible scenarios for dissolution of the Harbor District so that they may make an informed decision regarding the District’s future. 

The Grand Jury and the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) have repeatedly -- most recently July 2015 -- recommended dissolution of the County-wide Harbor District, which owns Pillar Point Harbor and operates Oyster Point Marina under a joint powers agreement with South San Francisco.  Possible scenarios to be examined include naming the County to absorb the governing responsibilities of the District, with or without returning Oyster Point Marina to South San Francisco. The Grand Jury recommends that the study be initiated by end Sept 2016 and completed within six months.

UPDATE 9/20/16: County response to the Grand Jury report is to delay initiation of a fiscal analysis until after the close of FY 2017-18, at which time a determination may be made regarding any further analysis or action that may be warranted. 


Short-Term Rental Ordinance Revised Draft

San Mateo County has released for public comment a revised draft ordinance to govern short-term rentals in the Coastal Zone, where all or part of a residence is rented for less than 30 consecutive days.  This is currently not an allowed use in a residential zone, but the practice has been increasing.  The draft ordinance would add short-term rentals as an allowed use in the unincorporated areas of the San Mateo County Coastal Zone, subject to a permit, payment of Transient Occupancy Tax and other requirements, such as a limit of 180 nights per year unless the owner is present. 

MCC will discuss this issue at two upcoming meetings: July 13 and 27. Comments on the revised draft ordinance are requested by July 29, 2016, to Ellie Dallman (please limit to one typed page).  For background, see MCC page on this issue with presentations and minutes from prior meetings, and the County page.  Next steps will be review of comments, environmental review, Planning Commission, Board of Supervisors, and CA Coastal Commission.


MCC Meeting June 22, 2016

AGENDA for June 22, 2016, 7:00 PM at GCSD
              504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada
Supporting documents:  Minutes for June 8, 2016
Peninsula Clean Energy presentationwebsite
PLN2016-00141, Coronado/Alhambra house:
     MCC comments & slides - application - plans

UPDATE:  6/22/16 meeting video & minutes


GGNRA Rancho Grassland Restoration Project

Grasses, and the fragile wildflowers that live among them, create one of the most ecologically diverse habitats on the planet. Rancho Corral de Tierra’s precious remaining native grasslands are one of the things that make this place so special; however, some of these patches are in imminent danger of being lost to invasive weeds. NPS recently launched a three-year restoration project and needs your help. 

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