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 

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


Short-Term Rental Ordinance where all or part of a residence is rented for less than 30 consecutive days.
Public comment on revised draft ordinance due July 29.
MCC will discuss at July 13 and 27 meetings.


Comprehensive Transportation Management Plan (CTMP) is being developed to address cumulative traffic impacts of Midcoast development on Highway 1 & 92. (webpage)


Plan Half Moon Bay
City of Half Moon Bay General Plan and Local Coastal Program Update is ongoing.  The City and unincorporated Midcoast greatly affect each other and Midcoast residents are encouraged to get involved.  Public review draft HMB Land Use Plan.  Next GPAC meeting June 30: Coastal Resources & Coastal Hazards, 6:30-9pm, 537 Kelly, HMB


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


Affordable Housing 
Local non-profit MidPen Housing will hold a second open house in late June or early July to share design concepts for the 11-acre Moss Beach affordable housing site that are compatible with the existing neighborhood, at the same medium density or lower, and conserve a significant portion of the site as permanent open space.  
HMB Review article 5/13/16  -  Supervisor Don Horsley 6/1/16


Vallemar Bluff
Five-houses proposed for 2.5-acre Moss Beach blufftop.  

Comprehensive planning update of Princeton area land use plans, development polices and zoning regulations.  Princeton page
Public outreach resumes Aug 2016.


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.


















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MCC Meeting Jan 13, 2016

Agenda for January 13, 2016, 7:00 PM
GCSD meeting room, 504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada

Supporting documents:
    Consent agenda: Minutes for Dec 9, 2015 (approved)

Lighthouse/16th St Crossing: Dec 2015 grant application - MCC support
    2015 preferred design Alt 1
    May 2013 request to include lighthouse crossing
    June 2012 grant application - appendices

Hwy 1 Parallel Trail: conceptual designs for side street crossings in the southern segment: County presentation

UPDATE: 1/13/2016 meeting video & minutes


2016 El Niño Coastal Erosion

At Surfers' Beach, as Caltrans works to extend the riprap southward to protect the highway and the Coastal Trail, the existing armoring to the north is failing.

At Mirada Surf, sea cliff erosion is digging deep indentations into the shoreline.

In Moss Beach, large chunks of bluff are falling at the end of Beach St, nourishing the beach. 

At Fitzgerald Marine Reserve overlook, a sinkhole has developed behind the deteriorating armoring. 


Slide presentation on the history of shoreline armoring in Montara, Moss Beach, and Princeton is here.
CA Coastal Armoring Report 2015


SF/Pacifica Coastal Regional Sediment Mgmt Plan

The draft San Francisco to Pacifica Littoral Cell Coastal Regional Sediment Management Plan is now available for public review and comment. View the draft plan and comment here.  UPDATE: Comment period extended to Feb 17, 2016.

There will be a local public meeting to present the draft plan’s purpose and contents, answer questions and solicit comments on Thurs, Jan 21, 6:00-8:00 PM, at The Little Brown Church, 1850 Francisco Blvd, Pacifica.

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 coast from Pillar Point to Moss Landing. The final plan (17MB) was released Sept 2015.  

The Midcoast north of Pillar Point is not included in either of these studies. See MCC presentation 12/9/15.


Newsletter from Supervisor Don Horsley

Supervisor Don Horsley's Jan 2016 Third District Newsletter includes updates on HMB Airport, Tunitas Creek Beach, County Parks Foundation, King Tides, and Surfers' Beach Highway 1 erosion repairs.


MCC Meeting Dec 9, 2015

Agenda for December 9, 2015, 7:00 PM
GCSD meeting room, 504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada
Consent agenda: Minutes for Nov 18, 2015

Vallemar Bluff Pre-Application Workshop (public notice) on proposal for    6 new homes on 2.5-acre Moss Beach blufftop shoreline.
Project Summary & Plans -- More background/pictures
MCC comments (approved)
Public comments:
   Botanist Toni Corelli (CA Native Plant Society) letter - slides
   Committee for Green Foothills letter - attachment
   James & Katharine Lockhart 
   Gail Erwin & Paul Smith

Coastal Armoring:  presentation
CA Coastal Armoring Report 2015

UPDATE:  12/9/15 meeting video & minutes
MCC letter supporting grant app for 16th/lighthouse crossing


King Tides & Coffee at Surfers’ Beach Nov 24

Join SMC Supervisor Don Horsley and HMB Mayor Marina Fraser for coffee and views of the king tide from the California Coastal Trail at Surfers' Beach. Meet at the Mirada Surf picnic tables near Coronado - Bring your travel mug and camera!  
Tues, Nov 24, 8:30–10 AM (high tide at  8:30)

The California King Tides Project helps people visualize how sea level rise will impact their lives. The highest high tides of today will be the average water levels of the future.

2015/2016 King Tides Season Dates:
November 24, 25, and 26, 2015
December 22, 23, and 24, 2015
January 21 and 22, 2016


Hwy 1 Surfers' Beach Project Starts Nov 23

Over the next few months Caltrans will install 175-linear feet of rock slope protection on Surfers’ Beach as an interim solution (10-15 years) to reduce erosion and prevent collapse of Highway 1. The project includes paving a 400-foot section of the Coastal Trail along the west side of the highway and a staircase down to the beach.

Construction activities will occur between 7AM and 3:30 PM, although some night work may be required.  Minimal lane closures may take place. The pedestrian trail will be temporarily detoured. Construction is expected to be complete by Jan 2016.

This slide presentation includes project plan view and beach cross section.
This press release provides more background.
See MCC Surfers' Beach page and Caltrans project page for more info. 


MCC Meeting November 18, 2015

Agenda for November 18, 2015, 7:00 PM
GCSD meeting room, 504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada

Midcoast Highway 1 Crossings, Raised Medians, Left Turn Lanes:
Aug 2015 Final Preliminary Planning Study (19MB).
Preferred alternatives & implementation plan: Chapter 6.
Grey Whale Cove Alt 1  -- Lighthouse/16th Alt 1
Moss Beach Virginia Alt 3 -- Montara 2nd St Alt 3
More background: Hwy 1 Crossings page

Consent agenda: Minutes for Oct 28, 2015

UPDATE:  11/18/15 meeting video & minutes


Library Priorities - Survey Results

The HMB Library Community Priorities Survey results are in. The survey was mailed to 12,585 resident households including El Granada, Half Moon Bay, La Honda, Loma Mar, Montara, Moss Beach, Pescadero, and San Gregorio.  1,486 (11.8 %) of the surveys were returned by the postmark deadline Oct 26.  


MCC Nov 11 Meeting Rescheduled to Nov 18

Due to holidays, MCC meeting dates for November/December 2015 will be Nov 11 and Dec 9 only.

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