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.


Focus Topics

Introduction to Local Government:
     District boundaries, services provided, decision-making bodies.
Land Use Planning & Development Approval Process
Transportation Planning & Projects


Cypress Point Affordable Housing Community 
Proposed 71-unit affordable housing community at Carlos/Sierra in Moss Beach
April 2019 re-submittal documents now posted. 


Get Involved - CDRC vacancies

6 vacancies on Coastside Design Review Committee - Community reps for Miramar, Montara, Princeton

CDRC reviews development applications for compliance with Midcoast Design Standards to encourage new homes with individual character that are complementary with neighboring houses, community character, and the surrounding natural setting.
Desirable traits in a CDRC member.

A Comprehensive Transportation Management Plan is being developed to address cumulative traffic impacts of Midcoast development on Highway 1 & 92. Final draft expected in 2019.


Modern Roundabouts
--a safer choice than traffic signals, and a context-appropriate highway circulation plan for Moss Beach


Quarry Park Master Plan
County Parks is developing this document that will help guide park improvements over a period of at least 20 years. 



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


Half Moon Bay Local Coastal Program Update


Dunes Beach Hotel/RV in HMB




























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MCC Agenda for June 27, 2012

AGENDA highlights for 6/27/12:

Princeton Planning Effort Scope of Work – Discuss/finalize comments to County on draft Scope of Work5/23 county presentationMap.

Highway 1 Study Action Plan – Discuss/finalize comments on County's draft Action Plan for combined Hwy 1 Safety & Mobility Studies.  L.Erickson presentation.

UPDATE:  6/27/12  MINUTES   -  VIDEO


MCC Special Meeting June 24, 2012

6/24/12 MCC special meeting AGENDA is for the purpose of discussing the County's TA draft grant application for Highway 1 improvements.  5:00 pm at Granada Sanitary District meeting room, 504 Alhambra, 3rd Floor, El Granada.



County seeks grant for Hwy 1 improvements

On the Board of Supervisors' consent agenda 6/26/12 is a resolution in support of submittal of a grant application for $5million to San Mateo County Transportation Authority for projects on Highway 1 in the Midcoast. The grant would be used for designs and construction of raised medians, left-turn lanes and safe crossings that were identified in the Highway 1 Safety & Mobility Study.

UPDATE 6/28/12:  The item was removed from consent for public comment asking for continued public input in final design stages and Supervisor Horsley voicing support for that. The final amount of the grant request was reduced to $1.5million, to cover preliminary planning, environmental reviews, and other costs up to but not including construction, which funds would be applied for later.
Grant application & attachments


Board of Supervisors considers ballot measure to decide countywide or district elections

At their meeting Tues, June 26, the Board of Supervisors will reconsider putting to the voters in November the decision whether to elect supervisors countywide or by district.  The county is currently defending a lawsuit that claims the County Charter’s method of electing members of the Board of Supervisors “at-large” violates the California Voting Rights Act as to voters of Asian and Latino descent.

UPDATE 6/28/12:  Board of Supervisors approved the Ordinance submitting to the eligible registered voters at the November 6, 2012 election the question of whether they wish to amend the San Mateo County Charter to change the manner of electing members of the Board of Supervisors from an “at-large” to a “by-district” system.


MCC Special Meeting June 20, 2012

6/20/12 MCC special meeting AGENDA continues all items from the June 13 meeting:

Highway 1 Safety & Mobility Study Action Plan
Moss Beach Hwy 1 lighting improvements (see supporting docs for 6/13)
MCC representation on C/CAG Airport Land Use Committee (ALUC)
New MCC website

In addition, a grant application being developed by the County for median improvements to Highway 1 in the Midcoast will be discussed.  The Highway 1 Safety & Mobility Study contains conceptual plans for proposed left-turn lanes, medians, and crossings (compiled here) which are the type of improvements eligible for the grant funding.

LETTER (approved) in support of grant application for Hwy 1 improvements


MCC Agenda for June 13, 2012

AGENDA highlights for 6/13/12 are:

Highway 1 Safety & Mobility Study – discussion and comment on County’s draft ACTION PLAN for implementation of both Phase 1 & 2 of the study.

Proposed letter to Caltrans in support of improved street lighting on Highway 1 in Moss Beach. (Supporting docs: Supervisor Horsley 4/26 letter to Caltrans, Caltrans reply, Moss Beach Hwy1 lighting survey)

MCC representation on C/CAG Airport Land Use Committee (ALUC) – select an MCC rep and alternate in anticipation of C/CAG approval.

New MCC Website – approve a name and first-year budget for the new website.  New website policy draft

7/16/12 Followup letter from Supervisor Horsley to Caltrans on Moss Beach Hwy 1 lighting
9/20/12 Followup letter from Caltrans to Supervisor Horsley on Moss Beach Hwy 1 lighting, and Hwy 1 Safety/Mobility implementation


Midcoast "Rural Community Investment Area" considered by ABAG

ABAG (Association of Bay Area Governments) Agenda for their June 6 Regional Planning Committee meeting includes a draft proposal for new designation for the Midcoast.  Instead of the controversial Priority Development Area (PDA) designation proposed earlier this year, the staff is proposing "Rural Community Investment Area".  Details here. 

UPDATE 7/27/12:  The Midcoast has 5 Rural Community Investment Areas (RCIAs): Northern Montara, Moss Beach, Princeton, El Granada, and Miramar (acreage is limited - see maps).  Projects supported by any future funding under the RCIA designation should improve the pedestrian environment, enhance access for bicyclists and transit riders, and provide innovative ways to reduce Vehicle Miles Traveled.  The scale and costs of these projects would be consistent with the existing character and planned densities of the Midcoast.


Coastal Trail Committee Meeting June 7, 2012

The CCT Committee will meet on June 7 at 7:30pm. The location has yet to be determined. The committee objective is working with the community and county to establish a conceptual plan for the California Coastal Trail for the northern portion of the Midcoast from Pillar Point to Devil's slide. Primary emphasis will be given to the communities of Moss Beach and Montara.

In addition this meeting will discuss the Midcoast Parallel (Multi-modal) trail to help organize input for discussion of this topic at the next regular MCC meeting, June 13.

Those interested in participating should send a note to Len Erickson  committee chair.

UPDATE:  Meeting changed to Thursday, June 7, 7:30pm, at Granada Sanitary District office


MCC Agenda for May 23, 2012

5/23/12 MCC meeting at Seton will start early at 7:00 pm. Supervisor Horsley will attend.  The two main AGENDA items are:

Deputy Planning Director Steve Monowitz will make a presentation and take comments on the Draft Scope of Work for the Planning & Zoning update the County is initiating for the greater Princeton area (covering Pillar Point Harbor, HMB Airport, and lands to the west -- see Princeton Planning Effort Map )

Highway 1 Study – Steve will also discuss the process for finalizing the Phase 2 Hwy 1 Safety & Mobility Study and a Draft Action Plan for implementing both phases.  

Attached here are related 4/25/12 MCC presentations:

Princeton Zoning  ..Princeton Erosion



MCC Agenda for May 9, 2012

Montara 7th Street coastal access fence PresentationLetter (approved), & background correspondence (MCC 3/14/11, County Counsel 3/7/12)
Midcoast Industrial Zoning - follow up from 4/25/12 meeting
MCC representation on Airport Land Use Committee (ALUC) LETTER
MCC designee to Midcoast Park Lands (MPL)