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 

Get Involved: Vacancies
Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee
Coastside Design Review Committee
Housing & Community Development Committee
Local Agency Formation Commission public member

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Midcoast Affordable Housing 
New page under Planning menu has background on this issue. 

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Vallemar Bluff
Six-house development proposed for 2.5-acre Moss Beach blufftop.  
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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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Comprehensive planning update of Princeton area land use plans, development polices and zoning regulations.
Public outreach resumes 2016.
MCC 10/28/15 comments - map - attachment
Committee for Green Foothills comments 10/29/15
Project website  --  MCC Princeton page
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Midcoast Crossings, Raised Medians, Left Turn Lanes
Chapter 6 of the Aug 2015 Final Preliminary Planning Study  describes the preferred alternatives and implementation plan.  Construction will occur in 3 phases with timing dependent on funding availability:
Phase 1 - 2017-18:  Cypress northbound acceleration lane,
               Grey Whale Cove Alt 1,  Lighthouse/16th Alt 1
Phase 2 - 2020-21: Moss Beach Virginia Alt 3 
Phase 3 - 2023-24: Montara 2nd St Alt 3
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The project to develop a Comprehensive Transportation Management Plan (CTMP) to address cumulative traffic impacts of Midcoast development on Highway 1 & 92 has undergone a course correction since April 2015 to allow for additional analysis and report revisions.
Alternative Development Forecast, Oct 2015
Alternative Transportation Standards
Oct 2015 Presentation - Minutes - Comments: MCCCGF
Highway 1 page -- Project website  
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Pillar Point Harbor Issues

RV Park: MCC 1/28/15 letter - images.
District Priorities: MCC 7/9/14 letter - Overview Presentation.
Dredging/Beach Replenishment:
MCC letters 9/10/13 & 10/28/15.

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 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.


 

  

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 presentation April 2015
GGNRA San Mateo County Vision 2014-2016
Rancho history - Trail Map
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

Apr 2015 Miccoast Parks Forum
Jan 2014 Midcoast Parks Forum
April 2013 presentation at MCC on County Parks projects. 
Aug 2012 Midcoast Park Planning/Improvement Update 
Aug 2010 presentation at MCC on County Parks projects.

  • Fitzgeral Marine Reserve. More info at MCC FMR Page.
  • Pillar Point Bluff & Marsh (part of FMR) - 2 bluff parcels acquired from POST in 2011 contain the Jean Lauer Trail. Pillar Point Marsh was acquired in 1997. 
  • Mirada Surf - acquired 2002; Coastal Trail 2009; restroom installation at Magellan 2014. 
  • Quarry Park - acquired from Midcoast Park Lands 2008; playground improvements 2011, parking lot 2012. Wicklow property added 2014.
  • Moss Beach Park - neighborhood park/playground built by volunteers in 2004, acquired by County in 2013 at request of community. Extenstive improvements constructed spring 2015.
  • Devil's Slide Coastal Trail & County Park, converted from the former highway, opened to the public in March 2014.
  • California Coastal Trail (CCT) - County Parks is the lead agency for the completion of the CCT in the Midcoast.

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
Vegetation Management Guidelines
Weed Workers' Handbook
CA Invasive Plant Council (Cal-IPC)