MCC Meetings            

Special Meeting Thurs, Oct 8, 2015:                MCC vacancy candidate interviews
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:
Oct 2015 Development Forecast and 
Alternative Transportation Standards

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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LED Streetlights for the Midcoast - Feedback Requested

There is a widespread move to the new technology of LED streetlights which can reduce energy costs and CO2 emissions by 60% and maintenance costs by 50% when compared to convential streetlights.  

The County of San Mateo is conduting a pilot project to determine if residents of the Midcoast support conversion to LED streetlights. Two LED streetlights (one standard and one with amber chip) have been installed near each Midcoast Post Office (Montara, Moss Beach, El Granada) so we can see their nighttime effect. Please share your opinions on SMCSpeakout.  

Lighting District Maps with pilot installation locations (zoom in):
      El Granada/Miramar -- Montara/Moss Beach
LED lighting specs (Model ATBO) -- vendor letter re amber chip


MCC Special Meeting April 28

AGENDA for Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 7:00 PM
Midcoast Crossings/Medians/Left Turn Lanes
     MCC letter (approved) - slides to aid discussion
     County online survey results
     Preliminary Planning Study - Attachments
Connect the Coastside - Transportation Alternatives 
     Community Group Statement - more background
Consent agenda: Minutes for April 8, 2015
Location: GCSD meeting room, 504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada


New Granada Fire Station: Public Meeting April 29

Coastside Fire Protection District will hold a public meeting to learn about proposed construction of the new Granada Fire Station 41 on Obispo Rd. south of the existing fire station.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 7:00 PM
Coastside Fire Station, 531 Obispo Rd, El Granada

The meeting will include a presentation by the Board of Directors, staff and architect, followed by public question and answer session.


7th St Coastal Access Appeal Apr 28 at Board of Supervisors

An appeal of a new encroaching fence permit at the coastal end of 7th Street, Montara, will be heard by the Board of Supervisors April 28, at 9:00 AM,      400 County Center, Redwood City.
(staff report - appendices)

Last February the Planning Commission approved a pair of permits to remove the view-blocking wall across the end of 7th St, but allowing a new private fence within the public right-of-way which would effectively add 300 sq.ft. of coastal bluff to the neighboring property owner's front yard.

Prior post. Coastal access issues page. Online petition.


Midcoast Parks Forum April 22


Coastal Sediment Management Draft Plan Available for Review

Coastal Regional Sediment (sand) Management Plans (CRSMP) are being developed for specific portions of the coast (littoral cells).  The program seeks to present ways to restore and preserve beaches, reduce the proliferation of protective shoreline structures, sustain recreation and tourism, enhance public safety and access, restore coastal sandy habitats, and identify cost-effective solutions for restoration of areas impacted by excess sediment.  

Santa Cruz Littoral Cell CRSMP includes the coastline from Pillar Point to Moss Landing (including Pillar Point Harbor). The DRAFT PLAN (80MB) has been released for public review April 15 - May 15, 2015.
Comments, suggested edits, general feedback, etc. may be sent to

There is an Executive Summary here if you don't want to dive right into the 300-page document.


MCC Meeting April 8


Location: GCSD meeting room, 504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada


POST Buys Last Private Land on Pillar Point Bluff 

Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) has completed purchase of the last private land on Pillar Point Bluff, with plans to transfer the property to County Parks by year-end.  The 21-acre parcel lies between the Pillar Ridge Manufactured Home Community and the ocean.  This addition to the County’s Pillar Point Bluff preserve will connect a gap in the California Coastal Trail, though there is no timeline yet for actual trail improvements.  Press release


MCC Meeting March 25, 7PM

Plan Princeton Preferred Plan & Policy Framework - slide presentation
HMB Yacht Club ADA beach access ramp
Consent agenda: Minutes for 2/25/15

Location: GCSD meeting room, 504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada


Hwy 1 Crossings/Medians/Turn Lanes: Mar 11 Public Workshop

The March 11 MCC meeting will be a public workshop at special venue: 7:00 – 8:30 PM, Cypress Meadows, 343 Cypress Ave, Moss Beach.  Agenda - Flyer - Video

New design alternatives for Midcoast Highway 1 crossings, medians, & left turn lanes will be presented by the County’s traffic consultants, followed by Q&A, and community feedback. The design revisions are a result of public feedback at two community workshops last summer.  

A more in-depth Preliminary Planning Study and an online survey are available on the County's Speakout site (comment deadline April 15).  
See MCC Highway 1 issues page for more background and related issues.