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 

Modern Roundabouts
--a safer choice than traffic signals
--promoted by Caltrans, FHWA, AARP, and
Midcoast Hwy 1 Safety & Mobility Study
--MCC letters May 11 & April 13


Comprehensive Transportation Management Plan (CTMP) is being developed to address cumulative traffic impacts of Midcoast development on Highway 1 & 92. (webpage)


Plan Half Moon Bay
City of Half Moon Bay General Plan and Local Coastal Program Update is ongoing.  The City and unincorporated Midcoast greatly affect each other and Midcoast residents are encouraged to get involved.  Public review draft HMB Land Use Plan.  Next GPAC meeting June 30: Coastal Resources & Coastal Hazards, 6:30-9pm, 537 Kelly, HMB


Subdivision Regulations Update
A comprehensive update is underway to align county subdivision regulations (dating back to 1992) with current state law and pertinent case law, and to make them more user friendly.  May 25 staff report & MCC presentation.  June 8 MCC comments


Affordable Housing 
Local non-profit MidPen Housing will hold a second open house in late June or early July to share design concepts for the 11-acre Moss Beach affordable housing site that are compatible with the existing neighborhood, at the same medium density or lower, and conserve a significant portion of the site as permanent open space.  
HMB Review article 5/13/16  -  Supervisor Don Horsley 6/1/16


Vallemar Bluff
Five-houses proposed for 2.5-acre Moss Beach blufftop.  

Comprehensive planning update of Princeton area land use plans, development polices and zoning regulations.  Princeton page
Public outreach resumes Aug 2016.


Highway 1 Parallel Trail
East-of-highway active transportation trail to connect Midcoast communities to each other and to Half Moon Bay.
First segment for design/permitting is Mirada to Coronado.


















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MCC Meeting June 10, 2015

AGENDA for June 10, at 7:00 PM:
Midcoast at-grade crossings & raised medians:
Preview and discussion of revised design alternatives for Moss Beach and Montara which include raised median crossing refuges at 3 locations. The final County public workshop to select preferred design alternatives will be Tuesday, June 23, 7-9 PM at HMB Yacht Club.
4/28/15 MCC comments -- Highway 1 page

New HMB Library presentation (Friends of HMB Libary website)
Consent agenda: Minutes for May 13, 2015
Location: GCSD meeting room, 504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada
UPDATE:  6/10/15 meeting Video - Minutes

Harbor District Service Review Available for Comment

SMC Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) has released the Draft Municipal Service Review and Sphere Update for the San Mateo County Harbor District.  

Affected agencies, residents, property owners and interested individuals and groups are requested to provide comments to the LAFCo Executive Officer, Martha Poyatos, by email at or fax at (650) 3634849. Please submit comments by June 26, 2015.

The Executive Officer’s Report including comments and recommended determinations will be presented to San Mateo LAFCo at the Commission meeting of July 15, 2015 scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors Chambers, 400 County Center Redwood City. 

The comprehensive review and report were put in motion after last year's Civil Grand Jury Report: "What is the price of dysfunction? The San Mateo County Harbor District."  

News article: Oversight commission suggests Harbor District dissolve: LAFCo releases draft report recommending county takeover.
More info on Harbor District history and issues on MCC Harbor Page.


Public Workshop on New RV Park in Princeton May 27

The County will hold a Pre-Application Workshop to allow public comment on a proposal for a 50-space RV park at the northwest corner of Highway 1 and Capistrano, next to Oceano Harbor Village parking lot. (site plans)

     Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 7:00-8:30 PM
     HMB Yacht Club, 214 Princeton Ave, Princeton

MCC regular meeting for May 27 is canceled.

UPDATE:  Summary of pre-application comments


Big Wave Project at Board of Supervisors May 19

SMC Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing to consider approvals of the Big Wave Project (meeting notice)
     Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at 9:00 AM
     Board of Supervisors Chambers, 400 County Center, Redwood City

The Big Wave Project North Parcel Alternative is a major development proposed on 2 parcels of agricultural land and wetlands west of HMB Airport. The current version consists of 8 buildings on the north parcel, including 176,000 sq.ft. of industrial or office space, a sanitarium, or "Wellness Center", for up to 50 developmentaly disabled adults and 20 live-in caretakers, and 462 parking spaces.  The south parcel would contain 92 public beach access parking spaces and a boat storage facility. Phased construction is proposed over a 15-year period per a Development Agreement with the County. 

The Planning Commission approved the project last January (MCC letter) but various community groups appealed the decision to the Board of Supervisors.   Staff Report - Summary - Attachments

MCC Big Wave Issues Page has more details and links to earlier documents. 
Contact Project Planner Camille Leung with questions,
Comments to the Board of Supervisors may be emailed to:
     Carole Groom
     Don Horsley
     Dave Pine
     Warren Slocum
     Adrienne Tissier

UPDATE 5/19/15:  

SMC Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the latest version of the Big Wave North Parcel Alternative at their May 19, 2015, meeting.  Negotiations have been ongoing this spring between the Appellants, Coastal Commission staff and the Applicants, assisted by County staff, to resolve a list of concerns. 

Committee for Green Foothills’ letter acknowledged the Applicant’s willingness to reduce the overall square footage of Business Park uses from 189,000 to 176,000 sq.ft. and agree to a conservation easement on the south parcel to restrict the size and use of future development there. 

Coastal Commission staff wrote in support of permit approval saying the current project, as conditioned by the County, appears to address any remaining Local Coastal Program (LCP) issues. 

UPDATE 5/28/15:  Letter of Decision includes all Conditions of Approval


MCC Meeting May 13, 7pm

AGENDA for May 13, 2015, 7:00 PM
Princeton on-street parking
Location: GCSD meeting room, 504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada
UPDATE: 5/13/15 meeting video - minutes

Green Valley Trail: Public Workshop May 11

Planning is underway to develop the Green Valley Trail which will connect Devil’s Slide Trail to Gray Whale Cove parking lot.  Learn about the project and give input about the conceptual design and plans. (meeting flyer)

Public Workshop: Monday, May 11, 2015, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Pacifica Community Center Auditorium, 540 Crespi Drive 

County Parks' excellent Green Valley Trail project website provides images, maps, studies, a brief online survey to provide your input on planning the trail, and an online mapping tool to draw your own trail options.


LED Streetlights for the Midcoast - Feedback Requested

There is a widespread move to the new technology of LED streetlights which can reduce energy costs and CO2 emissions by 60% and maintenance costs by 50% when compared to convential streetlights.  

The County of San Mateo is conduting a pilot project to determine if residents of the Midcoast support conversion to LED streetlights. Two LED streetlights (one standard and one with amber chip) have been installed near each Midcoast Post Office (Montara, Moss Beach, El Granada) so we can see their nighttime effect. Please share your opinions on SMCSpeakout.  

Lighting District Maps with pilot installation locations (zoom in):
      El Granada/Miramar -- Montara/Moss Beach
LED lighting specs (Model ATBO) -- vendor letter re amber chip


MCC Special Meeting April 28

AGENDA for Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 7:00 PM
Midcoast Crossings/Medians/Left Turn Lanes
     MCC letter (approved) - slides to aid discussion
     County online survey results
     Preliminary Planning Study - Attachments
Connect the Coastside - Transportation Alternatives 
     Community Group Statement - more background
Consent agenda: Minutes for April 8, 2015
Location: GCSD meeting room, 504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada

UPDATE:  4/28/15 meeting Video - Minutes


New Granada Fire Station: Public Meeting April 29

Coastside Fire Protection District will hold a public meeting to learn about proposed construction of the new Granada Fire Station 41 on Obispo Rd. south of the existing fire station.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 7:00 PM
Coastside Fire Station, 531 Obispo Rd, El Granada

The meeting will include a presentation by the Board of Directors, staff and architect, followed by public question and answer session.

UPDATE 6/3/15:  The County will hold a Pre-Application public workshop on the proposed new fire station on July 16, 2015, 7:00 - 8:30 PM at El Granada Elementary School.


7th St Coastal Access Appeal Apr 28 at Board of Supervisors

An appeal of a new encroaching fence permit at the coastal end of 7th Street, Montara, will be heard by the Board of Supervisors April 28, at 9:00 AM,      400 County Center, Redwood City.
(staff report - appendices)

Last February the Planning Commission approved a pair of permits to remove the view-blocking wall across the end of 7th St, but allowing a new private fence within the public right-of-way which would effectively add 300 sq.ft. of coastal bluff to the neighboring property owner's front yard.

Prior post. Coastal access issues page. Online petition.

UPDATE:  April 28 appeal hearing was continued at request of Supervisor Horsley to pursue a proposed compromise on placement of new encroaching fence.  Comments from public: Lisa Ketcham - slidesDave Olson

UPDATE 9/24/15:  Supervisor Horsley's office announced that the applicant has agreed to the proposed compromise and revised their application for new fence encroachment on 7th St.  The appeal is expected to be heard by the Board of Supervisors on October 20, 2015. The net effect of the permits will be the entire 6-ft wall across the coastal end of 7th St. will be removed, and a new 4-ft-high wire mesh fence encroaching approximately 5 feet into the right-of-way will be installed next to existing residential landscaping along the front of the property at 101 7th St. 

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