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

Coastside Design Review Committee vacancies
1. Miramar Community Rep
2. Alternate Miramar Community Rep
Application deadline 4/27/18


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 roundabout evaluation & 10% design


Quarry Park Master Plan
(includes Mirada Surf -- park map)
County Parks is developing this document that will help guide park improvements over a period of at least 20 years. Draft Master Plan review expected Apr 2018.


Vallemar Bluff 4-House Development


Affordable Housing 
Cypress Point is MidPen's proposed 71-unit affordable housing community at Carlos/Sierra in Moss Beach. Pre-application plans, workshop summary and comments are here


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 spring 2018.



Comprehensive planning update of Princeton area land use plans, development polices and zoning regulations began in 2013. Draft plan for public review: spring 2018.


Plan Half Moon Bay
HMB General Plan & Local Coastal Program Update are ongoing. Midcoast residents are encouraged to get involved. 10/24/17 presentation & video (@3min) on Land Use Policy & Growth Management by Dr. Charles Lester, former CCC Executive Director.


SFO Aircraft Noise

MCC 9/13/17 informational forum --
video, slide presentation, links


















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Unstable Cliffs Threaten Harbor West Trail 

Mud and rock slides closed a section of Pillar Point Harbor West Shoreline Trail February 20, and the saturated vertical unstable cliffs high overhead could send more rocks crashing down. 

Rocks strewn over the trail came from the upper vertical cliff face. The Harbor District’s engineering firm, GHD, recommended not removing the debris or reopening the trail at this time. Images are from Harbor District 3/15/2017 staff report.


MCC Meeting Mar 8, 2017

AGENDA for March 8, 2017, 7:00pm at GCSD
           504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada 
Supporting documents:
Neighborhood Commercial C-1 Zoning PRESENTATION
C-1 zoning ordinance (applicable in Midcoast)
C-1/WMP ordinance (example of zoning update for a specific community)
C-1 Zoning maps: Montara - Moss Beach - EG north - EG south
PUD-121 district in Moss Beach
CCR Coastside Commercial Recreation (primarily visitor & recreation serving west of Hwy 1)

UPDATE: 3/8/17 meeting Video and Minutes


Consent Agreement to Resolve La Costanera Coastal Act Violations

If approved by the Coastal Commission at their 3/9/2017 meeting, a Consent Agreement signed by the property owners, A&G LLC, will hopefully resolve long-standing Coastal Act violations at La Costanera restaurant, located at Montara State Beach.

Click to read more ...


Solutions for Climate Change in our Rural Landscape Mar 21

RCD Blue Circle community forum to share ideas and information for the stewardship of our natural resources:

Solutions for Climate Change in our Rural Landscape: What can we do on agricultural lands and in our backyards to remove carbon from the atmosphere.

March 21, 4:00 – 6:30 PM
1500 Purissima Creek Rd, HMB
RVSP required:


County Parks Dog Management Community Meeting Feb 22

San Mateo County Parks Dog Management Committee is holding a series of community meetings for you to learn about the committee process and discuss topics you want to be considered.

Feb 22, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
San Pedro Valley Park Visitor Center, 600 Oddstad Blvd, Pacifica

Two more dates, same time:
Feb 15 SSF Council Chambers, 33 Arroyo St, South San Francisco
Feb 23 Belmont Community Center, 20 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont


MCC Meeting Feb 22, 2017, Canceled


Surfers’ Beach Replenishment Pilot Project Update Feb 15

SMC Harbor Commission 2/15/2017, agenda includes an informational update on the Harbor District pilot project to place up to 75,000 cubic yards of clean Pillar Point Harbor dredge material on Surfers’ Beach.  Partial grant funding has been approved for the planning/permitting phase ($75,000 out of total estimated soft costs of $150,000 to $200,000).   Application for $800,000 in construction funding was submitted to the State Division of Boating and Waterways, and the item has been included in the Governor’s preliminary budget.  Staff reportconsultant's presentation.  
More on Surfers' Beach erosion.


Pillar Point Harbor RV Park Update at Harbor Commission Feb 15

SMC Harbor Commission 2/15/2017 agenda includes an informational update on the RV Park lease at Pillar Point Harbor.  MCC submitted a comprehensive letter on long-standing issues at the RV Park in Jan 2015. (Since then the lighting fixtures have been replaced with more dark-sky-compliant ones.)  In 2016 the City of Half Moon Bay issued a Compliance Order to address the lack of Coastal Development Permit for construction of the RV Park in 1999.  The staff report includes links to background documents.

Rent due the Harbor District for the 4.6-acre ocean-front property under the 25-year lease signed in 1998 is either a minimum base amount or 3% of gross annual revenue, whichever is greater.  The annual payments have rarely exceeded the minimum base rent (currently $25,000) by more than a nominal amount.


MCC Meeting Feb 8, 2017

AGENDA for February 8, 2017, 7:00pm at GCSD
           504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada 
Supporting documents:
Broadway bench presentation
Harbor beach volleyball presentation - MCC letter
   (Perched Beach background p.6-15 MCC harbor overview 2014)

Consent:  Minutes for Jan 11 and Jan 28, 2017
Letter requesting enforcement of Midcoast sign standards

UPDATE: 2/8/17 meeting video & minutes


Free Weekend Beach Shuttle

Try the weekend Coastside beach shuttle – it’s free!  Stops and schedule here.  

If this pilot project is popular, it can lead to more transit services to help ease traffic congestion.