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

SMC Harbor Commission 4-year term, 2-year term - VIDEO

Coastside Fire District Board, October 7, Tuesday, 7pm
GCSD meeting room, 504 Alhambra, third floor, El Granada

Focus Topics 

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 Workbook, Sept 2014
   Draft presentation at MCC Sept 10 (video at 24:44)
   Community Workshop Oct 2, 6:30-8:30 PM, Oceano Hotel


Pillar Point Harbor Priorities

Community Workshop Oct 14, 6-8pm, Oceano Hotel tent

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,
        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 9
Planning Commission hearing Nov 12, 5pm, on Coastside


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.

The Comprehensive Transportation Management Plan is a requirement of the 2012 Midcoast update to the Local Coastal Program (LCP Policy 2.53). In December 2013 the Board of Supervisors approved $500,000 to fund the project, which is scheduled for completion mid-2015. Scope of work and timeline.
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.  FAQ's  -  Draft Final ALUCP revised 8/8/14, with response to comments.


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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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.  

More Info


Supervisors Approve New District Boundaries

On 10/22/13 the County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved new supervisorial district boundaries. The approved map keeps the existing Coastside community of interest intact.  District 3, with 151,121 residents, includes Pacifica, Half Moon Bay, Woodside, Portola Valley, Atherton, San Carlos, 41% of Menlo Park (mostly west of El Camino) and the unincorporated communities of Emerald Lake Hills, along with the Coastside.


MCC Meeting October 23, 7pm

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

MidPen Open Space Vision Plan Workshop

Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District is engaged in a comprehensive Vision Planning process and seeks your involvement.  Help decide the future of local open space and environment.

Monday, October 21, 6pm – 9pm, at Hatch Elementary School multi-purpose room, 490 Miramontes Ave, HMB
More info and RSVP.


HMB General Plan update – Midcoast participation invited

Midcoast residents are welcome to apply for a place on the Half Moon Bay General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC).  Application deadline is December 2 at 5pm. The GPAC will conduct approximately 10-12 meetings over a 2-year period.  For more information, and to apply, see their website.


Granada Sanitary District Town Hall Mtg 10/17

Thursday, October 17, 2013, at 7:30pm.
El Granada Elementary School multipurpose room.

The GSD Board will hold a discussion and take public input regarding the proposed reorganization of the District into a Community Services District with the addition of park and recreation powers.
For more info, call 726-7093.

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