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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Seal Cove/ Moss Beach Road Improvements

A County road improvement project is proposed for two locations in Moss Beach – paving of three previously unimproved rights of way in Seal Cove (San Ramon, Del Mar, Madrone), and replacement of a section of paving on Carlos Street at California with vegetated biotreatment and pervious paving. 

Public comment period on the environmental review documents extends from February 25 to March 27, 2014.  The NOTICE of Public Review is a one-page overview of the proposed construction details, public review process, and contact info.  The environmental DOCUMENT under review is titled, "Seal Cove/Moss Beach Area Roads Improvement Project - Draft Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration".


MCC February 26, 2014, Meeting Canceled

The regular meeting of the Midcoast Community Council for Wednesday, February 26, 2014, has been canceled.

Future agenda:
March 12:  Princeton Planning Update (Phase 2) – Existing Conditions Report


Opening for Montara Rep Alternate on CDRC

Coastside Design Review Committee (CDRC) is an important part of the County process for approval of new development in Midcoast residential communities.  There is an urgent need to fill the Montara vacancy.

CDRC meets the second Thursday of the month (as needed) at 1:30pm in El Granada.  Members are appointed by the Board of Supervisors.  Applicants for the Montara community representative vacancy must reside in Montara. 

More info, including a “List of Desirable Traits for a CDRC member”, and how to apply.


Donuts with Don - Friday, 2/21/14

Supervisor Don Horsley will hold Coastside office hours Friday, February 21, from 10 AM to noon, at the Sheriff’s substation, at Hwy 1 and California Ave. in Moss Beach. Constituents may drop by any time, or may call for an appointment 650-363-4569.


LAFCo Clarifies Request for Consolidation Committee

As a condition of approval for Granada Sanitary District (GSD) application to form a Community Services District with Parks powers, LAFCo (Local Agency Formation Commission) required GSD to write to Montara Water & Sanitary District (MWSD) requesting formation of a joint consolidation committee.

LAFCo’s 1/30/14 letter to MWSD clarifies this condition of approval as well as providing background on LAFCo composition and purpose, and adopted spheres of influence for the Midcoast.


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)