MCC Meetings                    

November 26 MCC meeting CANCELED
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 

Big Wave Project North Parcel Alternative:  Major development for agricultural land and wetlands west of HMB Airport.

Planning Commission hearing Nov 12 - video
   - Decision: continued to Jan 14 -
Agenda - Staff Report - Environmental document 
MCC comments 11-10-14  -  8/27/14
Committee for Green Foothills 11/10/14 comments & attachment
G.Sarab, CDRC comments, attachments 1, 2


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
Second Virtual Workshop - open for your ideas thru Dec 31.
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.
Kick-off meeting July 10 - VIDEO.
MCC overview presentation & initial comments on priorities.
2014 Grand Jury Report recommends dissolution of Harbor District,
        District reponse.  LAFCo response
Harbor/Shoreline Issues Page


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.


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.

















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MCC Meeting January 8, 7pm

Regular AGENDA:
-Postal Service Protection Act: letter (approved)
    Legislative Fact Sheet
    Ten Reasons that the US Postal Service is not a Failure
    Live chat: Politics Doom the Postal Service, not email
-Color of Tactile Paving at Pedestrian Curb Ramps - memo to DPW (approved)
-Status Review of MCC Issues/Actions 2012-13
Consent Agenda:
Minutes for 12/11/13
Memo to DPW re unsafe condition at narrow mid-block section of Prospect Way in Princeton
Location: Granada Sanitary District (GSD) meeting room,
504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd Floor, El Granada



New Coastside Lieutenant John Munsey

Lt. John Munsey, 45, will become the new Coastside Sheriff Lieutenant starting Jan 13, 2014, as part of a policy of routine transfers to support staff career development. 

Munsey spent his childhood on the Coastside, has a master’s degree in public administration, and has been with the Sheriff Dept since 1994. His most recent position was as commander of the county’s Narcotics and Vehicle Theft task forces.  

Munsey said he looks forward to meeting with local stakeholders, finding out their needs, and working daily with the community.


Coastside Bus Service Changes Jan 26

 Bus service changes on the Coastside effective 1/26/14: 

Route 17
Extend route to serve Pacifica 7-days-a-week; weekday service will operate every 60 minutes & weekend service will run every 2 hours. Trip times will be adjusted to improve on-time performance.

Route 294 - Midcoast service discontinued.
New weekend service will run every 2 hours. Service between Half Moon Bay and Pacifica will be discontinued (Route 17 will provide service); frequency and access to San Mateo Medical Center will be improved. Bus will serve the College of San Mateo on select trips.


Moss Beach Park Update from Don Horsley


We did it!  Last week, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to accept ownership of the Moss Beach Park and incorporate it into the County Parks Department.  Your emails, letters and testimonies played an important role in this outcome.

Now that the Moss Beach Park is part of the San Mateo County Parks Department, you will see an increase in activity in the coming months.  You will see Park Rangers cleaning the property, out-of-date and unsafe equipment being replaced, and the installation of the long awaited restroom.  The community worked hard to transform this once bare lot with limited recreation equipment into the community center it is today.  The County looks forward to continuing that mission on the community’s behalf. 

As I continue to advocate for the changes mentioned above, I want to know what the community sees as priorities for the park.  To do this, I am calling on the community to establish the Friends of Moss Beach Park.  The Friends of Moss Beach Park will advise the County on park needs, maintenance issues and potential improvements.  This park can only remain a vital community asset if community members stay involved.  Can I count on you?

In addition to the incorporation of the Moss Beach Park, my office is engaged in various community development projects.  Some examples include the Devil’s Slide Park, implementation of designated pedestrian crossings at Highway 1 throughout the Midcoast, and the update to the Princeton area planning regulations.  Please email Chris Hunter to be placed on my official newsletter email list so you can stay informed of all ongoing community projects.  Thank you for your continued support and Happy Holidays!

Don Horsley
Supervisor, 3rd District San Mateo County


CCC authorizes new MWSD water connections

At their December meeting the California Coastal Commission (CCC) approved Montara Water & Sanitary District’s (MWSD) Public Works Plan amendment, thus removing the restriction of no new water system connections in Montara and Moss Beach.  The decades-long moratorium on new connections that MWSD inherited when they acquired the water system in 2003 is now finally over.  MWSD press releaseCCC staff report.


HMB General Plan Advisory Committee

Half Moon Bay is embarking on a multi-year planning project to update their General Plan, Local Coastal Land Use Plan, and Zoning Code.  To prepare the updated plans, the City hired the consulting firm Dyett & Bhatia, the same firm currently doing the County’s Princeton Plan update.  As part of this process the City will establish a General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC) to which Midcoast residents were invited to apply. 

HMB City Council’s 12/17/13 agenda includes appointment of the GPAC members per recommendation of the Applicant Review Subcommittee, Councilmembers Alifano and Patridge (staff report).


CCC Draft Sea-Level Rise Policy Guidance

90-day public review comment period ends 1/15/14. [extended to 2/14/14]

The California Coastal Commission document provides recommendations for local governments, applicants, and others on how to address sea-level rise in Local Coastal Programs and Coastal Development Permits. It explains the importance of using best available science on sea-level rise, avoiding hazards, and protecting coastal habitats and other Coastal Act resources for the future in light of sea-level rise.

Learn more, access the draft document, subscribe to email list, and submit comment here.


MCC Meeting December 11, 7pm

Regular AGENDA:
 -Council reorganization and installation of new members
 -Letter of support for Highway 1 Parallel Trail funding application (background)
 -Request for designation of 35-ft south-side mid-block segment of Prospect St in Princeton as no-parking
Consent Agenda: 11/13/13 Minutes, 12/11/13 Treasurer's Report
Location: Granada Sanitary District (GSD) meeting room,
504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd Floor, El Granada

Plan Princeton Public Forum Dec 5, 6-8pm

Brews & Views free public forum hosted by HMB Brewing Company welcomes Supervisor Don Horsley and Project Outreach Manager Kendall Flint for a discussion about Plan Princeton, the ongoing county study to update coastal land use policies for Princeton and the surrounding area. 

Thursday, December 5, 6-8 pm
Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
, 390 Capistrano Road, Princeton
Admission & snacks are complimentary. Full menu available for purchase, with 10% of proceeds donated to Cabrillo Education Foundation.
More event info: 650-728-2739.


Sea Level Rise Conference Dec 9

“Meeting the Challenge of Sea Level Rise in San Mateo County”
hosted by Congresswoman Jackie Speier, Assemblyman Rich Gordon, and Supervisor Dave Pine.
Monday, Dec 9, 8AM – 12:30PM
College of San Mateo Theater, Bldg 3, 1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd, San Mateo
More info and sign up at the link

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