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.
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Focus Topics 

November 2016 Elections for MCC
3 seats for 4-year term - 1 seat for 2-year term
Candidate filing period July 18 – Aug 12 by 5pm
Must be resident and registered voter in unincorporated
     Montara, Moss Beach, Princeton, El Granada, or Miramar.
More Info: County Elections or contact a councilmember

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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

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Short-Term Rental Ordinance where all or part of a residence is rented for less than 30 consecutive days.
Public comment on revised draft ordinance due July 29.
MCC will discuss at July 13 and 27 meetings.

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Affordable Housing 
This summer MidPen will hold two Open Houses to review concept site designs for the 11-acre north Moss Beach affordable housing site.
Jul 11 & Aug 18, drop by anytime 3-8pm, Farallone View School.
MidPen Moss Beach website  -  Supervisor Don Horsley 6/1/16

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

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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

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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

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Vallemar Bluff
Five-houses proposed for 2.5-acre Moss Beach blufftop.  
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Comprehensive planning update of Princeton area land use plans, development polices and zoning regulations.  Princeton page
Public outreach resumes Aug 2016.

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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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Midcoast Parks

Devil's Slide Coast - from Mori Point to Pillar Point


Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) - Rancho Corral de Tierra became the newest addition to GGNRA in December 2011. The 3800-acre Rancho is one of the largest swaths of undeveloped land on the SF peninsula. 
Midcoast Parks Forum presentations:  2016 & 2015 
GGNRA San Mateo County Vision 2014-2016
Rancho history - Trail Map - Species inventory
Parks Conservancy, non-profit partner of GGNRA

 

State Parks: Almost the entire Montara coastline, from Gray Whale Cove to Pt Montara Lighthouse is state parkland (map).  San Mateo Coast Sector Office is at Half Moon Bay State Beach: 726-8819.
Gray Whale Cove State Beach
Montara State Beach includes Montara Mtn/ McNee Ranch
McNee Ranch hikes - map - unofficial page 
San Mateo Coast State Parks Volunteer Study Guide
Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel

 

County Harbor District: Pillar Point Harbor
--boat launch ramps, fishing pier, beaches, Coastal Trail, West Shoreline Trail.

 

  
Granada Community Services District (GCSD) obtained parks powers in 2014. The District owns Burnham Strip

 

Recreation Programs & Facilities

Boys and Girls Club
Cabrillo Unified School District: playfields
Half Moon Bay Parks/Rec: community center, playfields
Sheriff's Activities League (SAL)

 

Non-Profits 

California State Parks Foundation
Coastside Land Trust 
Coastside State Parks Association
Friends of Fitzgerald Marine Reserve
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
Midcoast Park Lands & Friends of Quarry Park
San Mateo County Parks Foundation
Sierra Club, Loma Prieta Chapter
Surfrider Foundation - San Mateo County 

 


 

 

San Mateo County Parks website
Natural Resource Management webpage 

County's Midcoast Park District is headquartered at San Pedro Valley Park. 650-355-8289

County Parks presentatons at MCC:  2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 2012 - 2010.

County Parks 2007 Midcoast Action Plan projects are funded by  Midcoast Park Development Fees. The fee, established in 2003, on all new and remodel construction, is to be used for Midcoast parkland development and improvements - not operations and maintenance. Midcoast Parks Development Fund income/expenditures report thru 2012. 


Reports & Plans

2010 CA Coastal Trail - Pillar Point to Mirada Surf
2007 Midcoast Action Plan for Parks & Recreation
2007 Recreation Needs Assessment Update:       Summary - Montara - MossBeach - ElGranada - Princeton/Miramar
2002 Midcoast Recreational Needs Assessment
2002 Fitzgerald Marine Reserve Master Plan


Habitat/Vegetation Management

Community Wildfire Protection Plan 2010
Invasive Weeds pamphlet - San Mateo County
Don’t Plant a Pest! – alternatives for invasive garden plants for Bay Area
Avoiding Invasive Plants in CA Landscaping
Vegetation Management Guidelines, SMC Parks 2006
Weed Workers' Handbook
CA Invasive Plant Council (Cal-IPC)