MCC Meetings                    

2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 7 PM, Granada Sanitary District,
504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd 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 

Highway 1 Traffic & Safety Improvements

Community Workshop July 31, 7-9PM, Cypress Meadows.

- Pedestrian Crossings
- Left-Turn Lanes
- Highway Medians

Proposed design alternatives will be refined with public feedback. Comment online or via email to
6/18/14 community meeting videonotescomment cards
Highway 1 Issues Page


Pillar Point Harbor Priorities
County Harbor District is developing a Strategic Business Plan.
VIDEO of 7/10/14 kick-off meeting.
MCC overview presentation & initial comments on priorities.
2014 Grand Jury Report recommends dissolution of Harbor District. 
Harbor/Shoreline Issues Page


Big Wave Project is back with a North Parcel Alternative -
Major subdivision and development proposed for 15 acres of agricultural land and wetlands west of HMB Airport.
5-bldg business park – 189,000 s/f
4-bldg residential Wellness Center – 70,500 s/f
15-yr Development Agreement with County

Permit processing schedule:
Late July: begin EIR 30-day circulation for public comment
Aug 13: Informational presentation at MCC 7PM, at Pillar Ridge Community Center   >>Please carpool<<
Late Aug/early Sept: Planning Commission hearing on coast
Sept 11: Coastside Design Review Committee hearing continued
Oct 22: Planning Commission decision


Comprehensive planning update of Princeton area land use plans, development polices and zoning regulations.

Phase 1, Community Visioning Report, Oct 2013
Phase 2, Existing Conditions Report, May 2014
Phase 3, Alternatives Evaluation, Sept/Oct 2014


Connect the Coastside is a Comprehensive Transportation Management Plan that will identify programs and improvements along Hwy 1 & 92 to accommodate the Coastside’s future transportation needs as it grows toward build-out. The technical study will coincide with broad public outreach to ensure that the final Plan reflects the unique character and vision of local residents and businesses. The online Virtual Workshop is open for your ideas.
Related studies & projects: Hwy 1 Issues Page.


Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan Update
The ALUCP affects future land uses and development surrounding the HMB airport. Land use policies address height of structures for airspace protection, aircraft noise impacts, and safety compatibility criteria near the ends of the runway.  Frequently Asked Questions  -  Draft Final ALUCP - Environmental Review document


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


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 2013.

















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MCC Special Meeting Tuesday, Sept. 10, 7pm

  • Special Districts and Parks Powers - Q&A with Martha Poyatos
  • Pillar Point Harbor Dredging Strategy (letter approved)  Background:  6/12/13 MCC presentation & letter; 7/18/13 Harbor District Report; 8/19/13 HD to CCC)
  • MCC representative for School District Strategic Plan Focus Group
  • Supervisorial District Lines (letter approved, website)
Consent Agenda: 8/28/13 MCC Minutes
Letter to Coastside Emergency Action Program Executive Committee (Bylaws)
Memo to Planning Dept re floodlights on beach


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


Supervisor’s roadmap for Moss Beach Park 

The future of Moss Beach Park was the topic of Wednesday’s (9/4/13) Town Hall meeting at Farallone View School in Montara, hosted by volunteers of Friends of Moss Beach Park.  A full house listened and applauded as Supervisor Don Horsley assured the crowd of his commitment to update County policy to enable the County to own and maintain local “pocket” parks, starting with Moss Beach Park. 

Supervisor Horsley laid out the series of steps necessary for the County to acquire the park in perpetuity, with fine-tuning of some details still to be worked out.  The tax auction buyer has been notified that the sale will be canceled and his money refunded.  The park will initially be returned to its previous owner, Coastside Preservation & Recreation – with some fresh faces on that Board.  Ample offers of private donations have been received to pay off the $8,000 property tax bill, though the entity to whom to make those donations has yet to be worked out.  County Parks policy changes and the transfer of Moss Beach Park to the County are expected to take place by year-end. 

Q&A with the audience followed:  The County will cover liability insurance, make any needed safety upgrades, and move forward with the restroom installation.  Community input will be sought via the "Friends of" group, MCC, etc. for any upgrades and changes to the park, such as the asphalt area for basketball.  The local Cub Scout group who has been maintaining the park asked to be allowed to continue their service.  County Parks’ staff would open, close and clean the restroom on their daily rounds through the Coastside. 

The suggestion that Montara Water & Sanitary District acquire the park struck a seemingly deep controversial note in the audience, at which point the Supervisor cut off that discussion, saying he wanted to take one step at a time, that the County was in a position to move quickly to save the park, and that if some other local arrangement were proposed in the future, it could be considered at that time.


Supervisor Don Horsley on Moss Beach Park

Dear Midcoast Residents, 

Your passionate testimony at the Midcoast Community Council meeting, the phone calls to my office, and the dozens of emails I have read this week, have made one thing very clear- we need to save Moss Beach Park. For the past week, my office has been working diligently with County Counsel and the Tax Collector’s Office to determine what we can do to fix this problem.  After reviewing the details of what led to the sale and the conditions of the sale we have determined that the County has the legal standing to cancel the sale and return the land and park to its previous owner. 

During a meeting I held with the Tax Collector’s Office and County Counsel this morning, the Tax Collector’s Office agreed to cancel the sale provided that the outstanding property tax, amounting to $8,035.79, is paid in full by September 16.  With just over two weeks to collect these funds, it may be tight but I know that together we can do it.

On Wednesday, September 4 at 7:00PM there will be a town hall meeting at the Farallone View Elementary School to discuss the Moss Beach Park.  I am looking forward to attending this meeting, speaking with the community about the future of the Moss Beach Park, and discussing how to raise the funds needed to pay the outstanding property tax bill.  Together, we can preserve this vital community asset.  Thank you for all of your help and involvement in this matter and I look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday night. 



Moss Beach Park sold at auction

Open letter from Neil Merrilees, Midcoast resident and San Mateo County Parks Commissioner, discusses what happened and what might still be done to save the park.


MCC Meeting August 28, 7pm

Regular Agenda:

Consent Agenda: 8/14/13 MCC Minutes -- 8/28/13 Treasurer's Report --
Letter to Harbor Commission with attachment
Letter to Coastside Fire Protection District

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


Devil’s Slide Trail Project Meeting Aug 29

San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Commission will hold a Special Meeting to consider 90% project plans for the Devil’s Slide Trail Project.  At this public meeting, the Commission will hear a presentation and receive public comment on the plans.  The Commission will make recommendations on the project plans to the Board of Supervisors.

Thursday, August 29, 2013,  7:00 – 9:00pm
Cypress Meadows, 343 Cypress Ave, Moss Beach

The project involves conversion of the former roadway into a segment of the California Coastal Trail. Project includes roadway surfacing, signage, accessibility improvements, habitat protection and overlooks. The 90% project plans include revisions based on public comments and staff review. View plans and staff report here. Submit email questions or comments here.


County Supervisor District Lines

County voters have approved changing from countywide to district elections for the Board of Supervisors.  Planning for district line adjustments is underway by the Supervisorial District Lines Advisory Committee and the public is encouraged to participate. 

There is a SMC District Lines website where you can map your own district proposals or draw the boundaries of your Community of Interest. 

There will be a Half Moon Bay meeting of the Advisory Committee on Sept 11, 6:30-8:30pm, at Cunha School Library.


Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council Aug. 21

The public is invited to the Gulf of Farallones & Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuaries Joint Advisory Council meeting, Wednesday, August 21, at HMB Yacht Club, 214 Princeton Ave, Half Moon Bay.  (Agenda)


Harbor Dredging/Erosion Meeting Aug. 17, 1pm

SMC Harbor District staff will hold a public meeting Saturday, August 17, at 1:00pm, to discuss details and gather public comment on Pillar Point Harbor dredging needs and proposed beneficial uses for dredged material.  
Location: Comfort Inn, 2930 Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay. 
See prior post for background documents.



MCC Meeting August 14, 7:00 pm

Regular Agenda:
Princeton Planning Update:  Presentation of project team, purpose, timeline, and plan for public participation.  Project website  --  MCC page

Consent Agenda: 7/10/13 MCC Minutes

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

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