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 9:30AM.
See Archives for past meetings with video links.

Nov 2018 Elections for MCC


Focus Topics

Coastside Local Government --
a Quick Look

District boundaries, services provided, and decision-making bodies. Upcoming MCC study sessions: (2) Land use planning & development approvals process, (3) Transportation planning & projects – review and update.


Coastside Design Review Committee vacancies
Miramar Rep/Alternate & Montara alternate
Application deadline July 27
Desirable Traits for a CDRC member


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 - MCC review


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. 


Harbor Village RV Park
50-space facility proposed at Capistrano & Hwy 1


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 summer 2018.



Comprehensive planning update of Princeton area land use plans, development polices and zoning regulations began in 2013. Draft plan for public review: early 2019.


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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Special Election Recalls 3 Fire Board Directors

Coastside Fire Protection District 4/9/13 special recall election results:
Michael Alifano recalled – replaced by Karen Anderson
Douglas Macintosh recalled – replaced by JB Cockrell
Gary Riddell recalled – replaced by Harvey Rarback

There will be a Special Fire Board Meeting on Monday April 15 at 7:00 pm at 1191 Main Street, Half Moon Bay. 


MCC Meeting 4/10/13, 7pm, GSD

Location:  Granada Sanitary District (GSD) meeting room, 504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd Floor, El Granada.

Regular Agenda:
Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) Update
SamTrans Presentation Final Draft Service Plan presentation

Montara Coastal Access/Views from County Streets (letter- approved)  
Attachments: 1974 letter re 7th St fence, 10/24/12 MCC presentation, 3/21/13 County staff memo to MCC, 3/27/13 MCC memo to County staff

Advertising Sign Proliferation along Midcoast Roads (presentation)

Consent Agenda: 
3/27/13 MCC Minutes
4/10/13 Treasurer Report/Procedures 

UPDATE:  4/10/13  MINUTES  --  VIDEO


Harbor Dredging Permit Waiver proposed

On April 11 the Coastal Commission will consider a Permit Waiver for Pillar Point Harbor dredging of boat launch ramps and placement of 5,600 cubic yards of dredge material on Perched Beach next to the kayak stand.  If 3 Commissioners object to the Waiver, then a Coastal Development Permit will be required.  Questions or comments should be directed to Nicholas Dreher, North Central District Coastal Program Analyst.  Notice of Proposed Permit Waiver including comments received so far is here.

UPDATE 4/8/13:  Additional public comment to Coastal Commission:  Committee for Green FoothillsSierra Club Loma Prieta ChapterSurfrider San Mateo County ChapterNeil MerrileesMary Larenas.
Prior MCC post on this issue


Jackie Speier Open House 4/8/13, 4-6pm

Congresswoman Jackie Speier District Office Open House Monday, April 8, from 4-6pm, at new location in San Mateo.  Meet staff, speak with Jackie about issues that matter to you, and learn more about the services her office provides.  Click link for more info and to RSVP.


Emergency Preparedness Fair April 6, 10-2, HMB

Community Preparedness Fair and Grand Opening of the new Sheriff’s Department Emergency Operations Center in HMB, Saturday, April 6th, from 10 to 2, at 537 Kelly Street, Half Moon Bay.

The new Emergency Operations Center will be a hub for information and coordination in times of emergency, providing the community a command center capable of helping in the recovery from a significant disaster.     

Exhibitors providing emergency preparedness information will include:   San Mateo County Office of Emergency Services, San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office, San Mateo County Search and Rescue, Coastside Fire Protection District, CalFire, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Oil Spill Prevention and Recovery, Pacific Gas and Electric, and other agencies that serve and protect the Coastside  


MCC Meeting 3/27/13, 7pm, GSD

Location:  Granada Sanitary District (GSD) meeting room, 504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd Floor, El Granada.

Supporting documents:

Montara Coastal Access/Views from County Streets/Rights-of-Way
Memo from Deputy County Manager Peggy Jensen
MCC letter (approved) requesting County take specific follow-up actions
Slides for background/review to accompany the letter.
Montara Coast Issues Page with additional background material

Hop Dogma Brewing Co. request for Certificate of Public Need/Necessity
Letter from County Counsel, Liquor license application process, Existing local liquor licenses, Letter to MCC from Hop Dogma

Consent Agenda:
Treasurer Procedures,
Minutes for 2/27/13 MCC meeting

UPDATE: 3/27/13  MINUTES --  VIDEO Part 1Part 2



State legislators Hill & Mullin Open House 3/28, 4-6pm

State Senator Jerry Hill and Assemblymember Kevin Mullin Open House Thursday March 28, 4-6pm in San Mateo (1528 S. El Camino Real, Suites 302/303).  Bring your ideas, questions and concerns about legislative issues affecting the community.  RSVP at 212-3313 or click here.  


MCC California Coast Trail Committee Meeting

There will be a meeting of MCC Midcoast California Coastal Trail (CCT) Committee on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at 7:00pm in the Meeting Room of the Granada Sanitary District (3rd Floor, 504 Avenue Alhambra, El Granada, CA 94018).  Participants at this meeting will review the current draft report on proposed concept plans for the trail from Pillar Point to Montara State Beach.  

Agenda - Overview

Those wanting further information on this topic should contact Len Erickson 


Climate Action Plan at Planning Commission 3/27/13

On Wednesday, March 27, 2013, the Planning Commission will consider the County’s draft Energy Efficiency Climate Action Plan, and the associated Environmental Impact Report and General Plan Amendments (link to documents and Staff Report).  Public and Commissioners will comment but no final decision will be made until a future meeting.

9:00 AM, Board of Supervisors Chambers, 400 County Center, Redwood City


Fire Board Candidates' Forum 3/20, 7pm, at Seton

MCC Special Meeting on March 20, 2013, 7pm:  Fire Board Candidates' Forum co-sponsored by MCC and League of Women Voters. (AGENDA)

Location:  Seton Coastside, Marine Blvd & Etheldore, Moss Beach.  Per hospital policy, attendees must park in the upper lot (first left going uphill to Seton).  

See also 9/12/12 debate between Fire Board Directors Alifano (against CalFire) and Burke (pro CalFire). Debate starts about half hour into the meeting.