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 2016
VIDEOS: Harbor Commission, MWSD, MCC, Cabrillo School Board
               HMB City Council Sep 28 - Oct 5

Focus Topics 

Modern Roundabouts
--a safer choice than traffic signals
--promoted by CaltransFHWAAARP, and
Midcoast Hwy 1 Safety & Mobility Study
--MCC letters May 11 & April 13


Plan Half Moon Bay
HMB General Plan and Local Coastal Program Update are ongoing. Midcoast residents are encouraged to get involved. General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC) meetings are open to the public.
Nov 17, 6:30pm GPAC: circulation element 


New Granada Fire Station

Plans and permit application posted.
Story poles are up.


 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.


Affordable Housing 
Local non-profit MidPen will submit development plans to the County in early 2017 for the 11-acre north Moss Beach designated affordable housing site. Sept 6 news article


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


Comprehensive planning update of Princeton area land use plans, development polices and zoning regulations.  Princeton page
Public outreach resumes fall 2016.


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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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)



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)