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 

Montara Coast - Public Access & Views
Most of Montara’s spectacular rocky shoreline is only visible to the public from the ends of county streets west of Highway 1. Private encroachments into the public right-of-way are diminishing this coastal access.  Online petition to Board of Supervisors has over 400 signatures.


Big Wave Project North Parcel Alternative, a major development for agricultural land and wetlands west of HMB Airport, was approved by the SMC Planning Commission 4-1 on Jan 14. Staff Report, PresentationVideo, Letter of Decision.
Comments: MCC, Coastal Commission staffCommittee for Green Foothills, Coastside Design Review Committee, Surfrider SMCSierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter


Connect the Coastside is a Comprehensive Transportation Management Plan (CTMP) that will identify programs and improvements along Hwy 1 & 92 to accommodate future transportation needs.    November newsletter
Related studies & projects: Hwy 1 Issues Page.


Comprehensive planning update of Princeton area land use plans, development polices and zoning regulations.

Phase 3, Alternatives Workbook, Sept 2014
   MCC 10/8/14 comments - presentation
Project website  --  MCC Princeton Issues Page


Pillar Point Harbor Priorities

County Harbor District is developing a Strategic Business Plan.
MCC overview presentation & initial comments on priorities.
2014 Grand Jury Report recommends dissolution of Harbor District, District reponse.  LAFCo response
Harbor/Shoreline Issues Page


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 2014.
FMR Water Quality Online Survey

















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Midcoast Hwy 1 Community Workshop July 31

MCC will hold a special meeting on the status of design planning for Midcoast Highway 1 pedestrian crossings, raised medians, and left turn lanes. (AGENDAflyer)

Thursday, July 31, 2014, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
SPECIAL VENUE: Cypress Meadows, 343 Cypress, Moss Beach

Project consultants will update the communty (presentation) on their direction and progress resulting from feedback received at the June 18 Highway 1 meeting, with opportunity to get your questions answered. 

More info on County page and MCC Highway 1 page.
How did we get here? (institutional memory for the path forward)


Grand Jury Recommends Harbor District Be Dissolved

San Mateo County Harbor District 2014 Civil Grand Jury Report - What is the price of dysfunction?

There have been repeated recommendations and efforts to dissolve the Harbor District since the 1960's.  Voters approved dissolution in 1966 only to have the decision overturned by the courts on a technicality in 1969.

In 1991, in response to two consecutive years of Grand Jury recommendations for District dissolution, a county staff analysis estimated $670,000 (in 1991 dollars) could be saved in the first year if the County took over operation of the District’s two marinas.  It was estimated after year 2003, $1.5 million in property tax revenue would be available for other purposes annually.

Here is a summary of 1991 County Counsel memo regarding some issues involved in dissolution of the Harbor District.

Property Tax Revenue
If the Harbor District were dissolved, the property tax revenue now received by the District would be transferred to its successor agency.  The Board of Supervisors could determine that all taxes now received by the District should go to the County as successor agency.

Outstanding District Loans
With prior approval by the lender, the County could assume these loans upon approval of the Board of Supervisors and LAFCo.

Joint Powers Agreement for management of Oyster Point Marina
The Agreement between the District and South San Francisco is intended to be binding upon its successors until it expires in 2026.  It may be terminated or modified at any time by agreement of both parties.

Court ruling overturning 1966 dissolution
The cause of the court ruling that overturned the 1966 election on dissolution of the Harbor District was a technicality that would not occur today (Government Code 56336).

Recent articles on Grand Jury Report - HMB Review 7/17/14, Daily Journal 7/10/14


MCC Meeting July 23, 7pm


HMB Yacht Club Plan to Enhance Public Shoreline Access

Invasive Plants on the Coastside
Invasive Weeds - County pamphlet
Don't Plant a Pest - California Invasive Plant Council brochure

Consent Agenda: Minutes for 6/25/14, 7/9/14
Letter to Caltrans re 2-way left turn arrows at Sam's Restaurant
Comments to Planning Dept re addition to house on shoreline at
        115 West Point Ave, Princeton

Location: Granada Sanitary District (GSD) meeting room,
              504 Ave Alhambra, third floor, El Granada

2014 Civil Grand Jury Reports

San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury 2014 reports include:

County Harbor District dysfunction, including a recommendation to dissolve the District.

Devil’s Slide Trail safety

Independent Special District Website transparency and access to information, with specific standards recommended for improvement.


MWSD Community Workshop July 24

Montara Water & Sanitary District seeks public input on a long-term strategic plan that will guide their actions for years to come.

Community Workshop – Thursday, July 24, 6pm to 8pm
Cypress Meadows, 343 Cypress, Moss Beach

How should investments be prioritized?
What service improvements would customers like to see?
What challenges and opportunities should the District focus on?
What is your long-range vision for the District and community?


Pillar Point Bluff, Beach & Reef BioBlitz July 13

Pillar Point Bluff, Beach and Reef Bio-Blitz
Sunday, July 13, 6:00AM – 12:00 noon

A Bio-Blitz is an intensive one-day study of biodiversity in a specific location, bringing scientists and citizen volunteers together.  Bring your smartphone and/or camera, your curiosity and enthusiasm.

More info and register here.


MCC Meeting July 9, 7pm

Midcoast Highway 1 Crossings, Left Turns & Medians
Presentation (motion approved)
MCC 2012 comments on Hwy 1 Safety & Mobility Study
MCC 2012 support for TA grant for crossings/left-turns/medians
Pillar Point Harbor Community Priorities (letter - approved)
Background: Presentation, Issues Page, prior letters 6/12/13, 9/10/13, 3/26/14

Location: Granada Sanitary District (GSD) meeting room,
              504 Ave Alhambra, third floor, El Granada

Big Wave Project at Design Review July 10

Big Wave Project is back with a North Parcel Alternative -
Major subdivision and development proposed for 15 acres of agricultural land and wetlands west of HMB Airport:
5-bldg business park – 189,000 s/f
4-bldg residential Wellness Center – 70,500 s/f
15-yr Development Agreement with County

July 10 Coastside Design Review Committee, 1pm at HMB Yacht Club:  Agenda - Notice Map -  Project Description for CDRC - Visual Simulations from Airport St, from Hwy 1, from bluff --  2010 project.
Standard of design review for this project: Community Design Manual

Tentative permit processing schedule:
Mid-July: EIR 30-day circulation for public comment
Aug 13: Planning Commission (informational) at 9AM; MCC at 7PM
Oct 22: Planning Commission decision


Pillar Point Harbor Community Priorities - July 10

San Mateo County Harbor District is developing a Strategic Business Plan.  Public Meeting #1, Pillar Point Community Priorities, is intended to inform the community on project goals and objectives, gather input on priorities for Pillar Point Harbor, and discuss on-going opportunities for participation (flyer).

July 10, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Oceano Hotel, Montara Room, 280 Capistrano Rd, Princeton


Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan Update

Environmental Review document is now available for public comment – deadline 7/23/14 (notice).

The ALUCP affects future land uses and development surrounding the HMB airport. Land use policies address height of structures for airspace protection, aircraft noise impacts, and safety compatibility criteria near the ends of the runway. (draft final ALUCP)