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 CaltransFHWAAARP, and
Midcoast Hwy 1 Safety & Mobility Study.
Cypress roundabout: MCC 8/9/17 minutes & 5/11/16 letter.
Cypress/Hwy 1 alternatives: expect early fall public meeting.


Agricultural Advisory Committee
Get involved in preservation of agriculture on the Coastside. Application for appointment deadline is Sept 29.

Design Review - Miramar Community Rep
Miramar lacks a Community Rep on the Coastside Design Review Committee that reviews new residential development for compliance with Coastside Design Review Standards. Application deadline is Nov 10 for appointment of 1 Community Rep and 1 Alternate.


SFO Aircraft Noise

SFO Community Roundtable
Congresswoman Jackie Speier on Aircraft Noise
Sept 13: MCC forum: SFO Noise Abatement Office & Supervisor Dave Pine 


Vallemar Bluff 4-House Development

Story poles are up. Coastside Design Review Committee continued the item to Sept 14 meeting. MCC comments 7/26/17


Affordable Housing 
Development plans have been submitted for 71-unit affordable housing community at Carlos/Sierra in Moss Beach. First step in County approval process is Pre-Application Public Workshop in Sept (date to be announced). Read more.


Quarry Park Master Plan
(includes Mirada Surf -- park map)
Get involved in developing this document that will guide park improvements over the next 20 years.
July 25 Community Meeting presentation


Plan Half Moon Bay
HMB General Plan & Local Coastal Program Update are ongoing. Midcoast residents are encouraged to get involved. 


SMC Parks Dog Management Committee is developing dog-management policy updates for County Parks.
Meetings are open to the public: Aug 21, 2:30pm
455 County Center, Room 402, RWC


Comprehensive Transportation Management Plan (CTMP) is being developed to address cumulative traffic impacts of Midcoast development on Highway 1 & 92. Draft plan expected for public review late 2017.



Comprehensive planning update of Princeton area land use plans, development polices and zoning regulations began in 2013. Draft plan for public review: fall 2017.


















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MCC 2-Yr Candidate Filing Deadline Extended to Aug 17

Extended filing periods occur when a non-term-limited incumbent does not file for re-election. The extended deadline is Wednesday, August 17, at 5 PM, for the MCC two-year seat to finish the term of Erin Deinzer who resigned. Candidates must be registered voters residing in the unincorporated San Mateo County Midcoast towns of Montara, Moss Beach, Princeton, El Granada, or Miramar. (Note the Half Moon Bay city limit is at Mirada/Alto Roads.) 

Find resources and how to apply at County Elections.  The filing period is closed for the three open four-year seats, with all three incumbents qualifying (Dan Haggerty, Lisa Ketcham, Laura Stein) and no other candidates applying. 

Other Coastside elections with extended deadline are HMB City Council,  Cabrillo School Board and SMC Harbor Commission.  The Elections Dept Roster of Candidates is updated each evening after 5 PM.

UPDATE 8/18/16: Two candidates qualified for the 2-year MCC open seat: Barbra Mathewson and Brandon Kwan, both of Moss Beach.


MCC Aug 10 Meeting Canceled


Rediscovering America / Portola Trail

A multi-agency committee convened by Supervisor Horsley is working towards designation of a new National Historic Trail along the route of Spanish explorer Portolá in time for the 250th anniversary of the 1769 expedition, which stumbled upon San Francisco Bay.  A grant application has been made to the National Park Service for assistance in this effort, which will recognize 10,000 years of Native American settlement in San Mateo County, the impact of the Portolá Expedition, and opportunities to complete the California Coastal Trail.  

The June 8, 2016, Trail Committee meeting featured a presentation on the history of Native American villages and trail network in San Mateo County by representatives of the Amah Mutsun and Muwekma tribes (meeting video at 4 min and accompanying slides).  The talk is also captured in the meeting minutes

Maps (1 & 2) of “best guess” Portolá Expedition route, which followed Native American trails from village to village.
SMC Historical Society article

UPDATE 3/8/17: New name for the trail is Ohlone Portolá Heritage Trail.


DPW Agrees to Grey Color Tactile Curb Ramps

County Dept of Public Works (DPW) has agreed to switch to dark grey color for all new tactile pedestrian curb ramps in the Midcoast, instead of the former bright yellow.  The new policy comes two years after MCC made the request in Jan 2014.  
List of DPW road projects for 2016 


New SamTrans School-day-only Bus Route 18

Effective Aug 7, 2016, SamTrans will add bus Route 18 to improve reliability and efficiency for students travelling to HMB high school and Cunha middle school.
Route map and schedule


MCC Meeting July 27, 2016

AGENDA for July 27, 2016, 7:00 PM at GCSD
              504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada
Background & supporting documents: 

Pillar Point Harbor West Shoreline Trail: slide presentation
June 2016 design charrette  --  Timeline with links to documents

Short-Term Rentals: MCC comments as approved
     revised draft ordinance - webpage

Roundabouts: 5/11/16 MCC letter & Minutes - Michael Wallwork website

Consent agenda: Minutes for July 13, 2016
     Treasurer Report for fiscal year 2015-2016

UPDATE: 7/27/16 meeting Video & Minutes


November 2016 Elections for MCC

In November 2016 there are three Midcoast Community Council seats open for election to 4-year terms and one seat for a 2-year term to complete the term of Erin Deinzer. 
The candidate filing period is open from July 18 through Aug 12 at 5:00 PM. Candidates must be registered voters residing in the unincorporated San Mateo County Midcoast towns of Montara, Moss Beach, Princeton, El Granada, or Miramar. (Note the Half Moon Bay city limit is at Mirada/Alto Roads.) 
Find resources and how to apply at County Elections.  Learn more about MCC on this website or contact a councilmember with questions.


MCC Meeting July 13, 2016

AGENDA for July 13, 2016, 7:00 PM at GCSD
              504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada
Supporting documents:
Short-Term Rentals: revised draft ordinance - webpage
Mirada Rd Inundation/Erosion Hazard Maps - shoreline issues page

Consent agenda: Minutes for June 22, 2016
Letter in support of Rediscovering America - Portola Expedition Trail 

UPDATE: 7/13/16 meeting VIDEO & MINUTES


MidPen Open House July 11 & Aug 18, 2016

Local non-profit MidPen Housing will hold a second and third Community Open House this summer to review concept site designs for a potential affordable housing development (up to 80 rental units in split-level 2-story duplexes and triplexes) on the vacant 11-acre north Moss Beach designated affordable housing site at Carlos/Sierra, across from the lighthouse:

July 11 (Monday) 3:00 to 8:00pm
August 18 (Thursday) 3:00 to 8:00pm
Farallone View School, 1100 Le Conte, Montara. 

The concept site designs are based on feedback from the first Open House, held March 16, 2016. The summary report includes answers to questions.  The project architect will provide a brief presentation at 15 minutes past each hour throughout the events.  The Open Houses will include opportunities to talk to MidPen team members and ask questions, submit feedback on the potential design ideas, and learn more about the proposed development.  Please feel free to drop by anytime between 3:00 to 8:00 pm.  Children are welcome and refreshments will be served.

MCC Affordable Housing page  -  MidPen Moss Beach website

UPDATE: 7/11/16 Summary of Community Comments


Grand Jury: Harbor District Rising Price of Dysfunction

San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury has issued a new report on the Harbor District, recommending that the County Board of Supervisors initiate the independent study, promised in 2014, of possible scenarios for dissolution of the Harbor District so that they may make an informed decision regarding the District’s future. 

The Grand Jury and the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) have repeatedly -- most recently July 2015 -- recommended dissolution of the County-wide Harbor District, which owns Pillar Point Harbor and operates Oyster Point Marina under a joint powers agreement with South San Francisco.  Possible scenarios to be examined include naming the County to absorb the governing responsibilities of the District, with or without returning Oyster Point Marina to South San Francisco. The Grand Jury recommends that the study be initiated by end Sept 2016 and completed within six months.

UPDATE 9/20/16: County response to the Grand Jury report is to delay initiation of a fiscal analysis until after the close of FY 2017-18, at which time a determination may be made regarding any further analysis or action that may be warranted.