MCC Meetings                    

December 24 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.
Upcoming hearings:
Coastside Design Review Committee 12/18/14, 3pm, Yacht Club
     CDRC Agenda -- Packet
Planning Commission 1/14/15, 5pm, El Granada Elementary School

Revised Plans 11/26/14: 8-Building Option - Comments: MCCCCC

Planning Commission hearing 11/12/14 - video
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.
FMR Water Quality Online Survey

















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MCC Meeting February 12, 7pm

Regular AGENDA:

Child & Adolescent Hotline & Prevention Program (flyer, Spanish)

Traffic Hazard on Prospect in Princeton (1/8/14 memo to DPW, email replies)

Barbara’s Fish Trap Restaurant Use Permit renewal/modification: permit app referral, project plans, excerpts from CCR Zoning Ordinance & Local Coastal Program (LCP)

Coastside Emergency Action Program (CEAP) Executive Committee MCC rep (letter - approved)

Consent Agenda:  Minutes for 1/8/14, 1/22/14, 2/1/14
Letter to Coastside Fire Protection District in support of Mission/Vision statements 

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


County Hires Natural Resource Manager

Ramona Arechiga has been hired as Natural Resource Manager for County Parks.  This new managerial position was created as part of the return to a stand-alone County Parks Department. 

Arechiga has a master’s degree in forest resources from Oregon State University, and experience working for nonprofits and the Peace Corps. Originally from Redondo Beach, she recently moved to the Bay Area from Oregon.


Wicklow property transfer to County Parks

On 2/11/14 the Board of Supervisors is expected to approve the transfer of the 478-acre Wicklow property from Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) to County Parks.  The property surrounds Quarry Park in El Granada and provides connection from Rancho Corral de Tierra to Mirada Surf and the CA Coastal Trail (see map).  The $5,000 transfer costs will be covered from the Midcoast Parks Mitigation Fee account.


Harbor Pollution Study Final Report

San Mateo County Resource Conservation District (RCD) has published their Final Report on Identification and Remediation of Fecal Pollution in Pillar Point Harbor.  The study identifies sources of bacteria in the harbor and presents a plan to address them.

“The key lesson learned from this project is that the high fecal indicator bacteria counts at Capistrano Beach are a landscape-level issue, not based at or in the Harbor itself but rather in the upland urban area.”


MCC Special Meeting (Retreat), Sat, Feb 1

The annual MCC Administrative and Planning Retreat will be held Saturday, February 1, 2014, starting at 9:00 AM at Granada Sanitary District, 504 Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada.  The public is welcome. Supervisor Horsley will attend during the first hour to discuss his 2014 priorities for the Midcoast.

Supervisor Horsley's 2014 Midcoast priorities
County 2014 Planning Dept Workplan
County 2014 DPW Midcoast Workplan
MCC 2014 Issues/Projects
MCC Policies/Procedures (2/1/14 update)
MCC 2014 Government Meetings & Task Assignments (adopted)


Fitzgerald Marine Reserve Field Meeting Jan 25

County Parks Dept is holding a Community Field Meeting Sat, Jan 25, 9:30-11:30AM to review and receive public input on concept plans for San Vicente Creek habitat enhancement and Cypress Forest management. Meet at FMR parking lot, California & N.Lake, Moss Beach. Rain cancels. Flyer has more info.


MCC Meeting Jan 22: Midcoast Parks

AGENDA for Midcoast Parks forum, 7pm, at special venue Mavericks Event Center, 107 Broadway, Princeton (corner of Broadway & Princeton Ave).


Plan Half Moon Bay

The City of Half Moon Bay is looking for community participation and feedback during the process of updating its General Plan, Local Coastal Program, and Zoning Ordinance.  This project will help define a community vision for the future and provide planning policies and regulations to carry out that vision.  Midcoast residents are encouraged to get involved.

Check out the project website to learn more about the project and how you can participate. The site is an interactive forum where you can post feedback on how to make HMB an even better place to live, work, and play.  Respond to discussion topics and post some pictures to show what you love about the city. Sign up to receive project updates, including information about several outreach activities planned over the next two months. 


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.