MCC Meetings            

Due to holidays, Nov/Dec meeting dates are:
     Nov 18 and Dec 9 only.
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 

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

Vallemar Bluff
6 houses are proposed for 2.5-acre Moss Beach blufftop shoreline.  Pre-application workshop is Dec 9 at MCC (public notice)

Midcoast Crossings, Raised Medians, Left Turn Lanes
Chapter 6 of the Aug 2015 Final Preliminary Planning Study  describes the preferred alternatives and implementation plan.  Construction will occur in 3 phases with timing dependent on funding availability:
Phase 1 - 2017-18:  Cypress northbound acceleration lane,
               Grey Whale Cove Alt 1,  Lighthouse/16th Alt 1
Phase 2 - 2020-21: Moss Beach Virginia Alt 3 
Phase 3 - 2023-24: Montara 2nd St Alt 3

The project to develop a Comprehensive Transportation Management Plan (CTMP) to address cumulative traffic impacts of Midcoast development on Highway 1 & 92 has undergone a course correction since April 2015 to allow for additional analysis and report revisions.
Alternative Development Forecast, Oct 2015
Alternative Transportation Standards
Oct 2015 Presentation - Minutes - Comments: MCC, CGF
Highway 1 page -- Project website  

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.

Comprehensive planning update of Princeton area land use plans, development polices and zoning regulations.
Public outreach resumes 2016.
MCC 10/28/15 comments - map - attachment
Committee for Green Foothills comments 10/29/15
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 letters 9/10/13 & 10/28/15.


 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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New Granada Fire Station Public Workshop July 16

A combined Pre-Application Public Workshop and Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Scoping Meeting for El Granada Fire Station 41 Replacement Project will be held:

Thursday, July 16, 2015, from 7:00 - 8:30 PM
El Granada Elementary School Multi-Purpose Room, 400 Santiago St.

The County’s informational Pre-Application Workshop invites early public involvement and input on a proposal to construct a new 10,000 s/f single-story fire station on Obispo Rd at Coronado to replace the existing Station 41 at Obispo/Portola.  The project would include access via Obispo with on-site parking for staff and public, new sidewalk along Obispo, emergency generator and above-ground fuel tank in secured areas, native drought-tolerant landscaping, and grading/retaining walls.  After a formal development application is submitted, the County review process would include formal review by the Midcoast Community Council, and public hearing before the Planning Commission. Project planner is Summer Burlison, 650-363-1815,

Coastside Fire Protection District (CFPD) is soliciting comments on scope and content of the EIR, which will address environmental impacts associated with the project.  Send comments to Paul Cole, Assistant Chief, 1191 Main St, HMB 94019, or email to with ‘Granada Station 41 Replacement Project EIR’ as the subject.

Project Webpage


Java with Jerry, July 21, 8AM


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

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