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.   

Candidate Forums
Coastside Fire District Board - VIDEO
SMC Harbor Commission 4-year term2-year term - VIDEO


Focus Topics 

Public Workshop November 10, Monday, 6:30-8:30 PM, Half Moon Bay Brewery, Princeton

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. The CTMP is a requirement of the 2012 Midcoast Local Coastal Program Update (LCP Policy 2.53) and is scheduled for completion mid-2015.
Online Virtual Workshop - open for your ideas.
Scope of work and timeline.
Related studies & projects: Hwy 1 Issues Page.


Virtual Workshop on Plan Princeton Alternatives – share your ideas by October 22, 2014, or send comments directly to

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.
Community Workshop Oct 14
2014 Grand Jury Report recommends dissolution of Harbor District,
        District reponse.  LAFCo response
Harbor/Shoreline Issues Page


Big Wave Project is back with a North Parcel Alternative:
Major development for ag land and wetlands west of HMB Airport.
Permit processing schedule:
Jul 31 - Sept 2: Environmental document public comment period
Aug 13: Informational at Planning Commission (staff report)  &
    MCC: presentation/video.   8/27 MCC commentsvideo
Coastside Design Review Committee: Oct 30
Planning Commission hearing Nov 12, 5pm, on Coastside


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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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


Next MCC Meeting is Dec 11

Due to Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no 4th Wed November MCC meeting. Four new councilmembers will be sworn in on December 11.


GGNRA Open House November 19

Golden Gate National Recreation Area Open House
Tues, Nov 19, 4:30-6:30pm – drop in anytime.
San Pedro Valley County Park Visitor Center,
600 Oddstad Blvd, Pacifica.

San Mateo Park Lands Accomplishments & Future Goals -
Projects to be represented include:  Rancho Corral de Tierra Interim Trail Plan, Devil’s Slide Trail, Dog Management Plan, volunteering opportunities, and more. Find out what NPS and Conservancy staff has been up to this past year and goals for the next three years at all of our San Mateo park sites: Mori Point, Milagra Ridge, Sweeney Ridge, Rancho Corral de Tierra and the Phleger Estate.  


MCC Meeting Nov 13 at Cypress Meadows 7pm

Note Special Venue: Cypress Meadows, 343 Cypress Ave, Moss Beach

Regular AGENDA:

Big Wave North Parcel Alternative - Project Engineer Scott Holmes will make a brief presentation of the proposed project revisions and answer questions. Desired Outcome: Informational.  

Midcoast CA Coastal Trail (Erickson) Presentation of MCC Coastal Trail Committee’s work, goals, and steps needed to complete the Midcoast CCT.   Letter to County Parks (approved)

Consent Agenda: Minutes 10/23/13; Treasurer Report 11/13/13


Surfers’ Beach Erosion Public Meeting 11/8

The Army Corps of Engineers and County Harbor District will provide an update on the status of the North Half Moon Bay Shoreline Improvement Project at Surfers' Beach and will discuss the work ahead.  Public comments and input are welcome.

Friday, November 8,  10 AM – 12 noon
Oceano Hotel, Montara Room, 280 Capistrano Road, Princeton

Discussion will cover steps needed to complete the initial planning process before going into the preconstruction design phase, as well as how a potential project to mitigate shore damage can be financed under the Continuing Authorities Program (CAP) Section 111, which allots up to $5 million in federal funds. The project could consider a range of solutions, potentially including dredging sand from the harbor and creating openings in the jetty to create sand outflows.

The Army Corps process is lengthy, as shown in this table.  Results of the Reconnaissance portion of the Planning Phase were presented in 2009.  Since then, the Army Corps has been working on the Feasibility portion of the Planning Phase, which was expected to take 2-3 years.  

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