MCC Meetings            

Due to holidays, Nov/Dec meeting dates are:
     Nov 18 and Dec 9 only.
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 

Winter Storm Season -- Are You Prepared?
Tormentas del Invierno - ¿Estás preparado?

Vallemar Bluff
6 houses are proposed for 2.5-acre Moss Beach blufftop shoreline.  Pre-application workshop is Dec 9 at MCC (public notice)

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

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: MCC, CGF
Highway 1 page -- Project website  

Highway 1 Parallel Trail
East-of-highway multi-use transportation trail to connect Midcoast communities to each other and to Half Moon Bay.
First segment for design/permitting is Mirada to Coronado.
Public Workshop presentation 9/23/15 on trail alignment/design.
MCC 7/22/15 letter - attachment - presentation.   Highway 1 page.

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

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.


 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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Parks & Recreation

Midcoast Parks, Trails & Beaches 

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 SB: 726-8819.

San Mateo Coast State Parks Volunteer Study Guide
Gray Whale Cove SB
Montara SB & Montara mountain (aka McNee Ranch) 
McNee Ranch hikes - map
McNee Ranch unofficial page 
Pt Montara Light Station  --  hostel


County Harbor District: Pillar Point Harbor

boat launch ramps, fishing pier, beaches, Coastal Trail, West Shoreline Trail.


Half Moon Bay beaches:  Surfers’, Miramar 

Granada Community Services District (GCSD) has parks powers, owns Burnham Strip.
Quarry Park Meadow/Community Garden   


Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District 

Purisima Creek Redwoods
Miramontes Ridge, Tunitas Creek



Recreation Programs and Facilities

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


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 



County Parks website
Natural Resource Mgmt Projects 

Apr 2015 Miccoast Parks Forum
Jan 2014 Midcoast Parks Forum
April 2013 presentation at MCC on County Parks projects. 
Sept 2012 status report to MPRC 
Aug 2010 presentation at MCC on County Parks projects.
County's Midcoast Park District is headquartered at San Pedro Valley Park. 650-355-8289

  • 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. Temporarily closed for improvements 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. Project webpage for Green Valley Trail CCT segment 2015/16.

County Parks 2007 Midcoast Action Plan (MAP) 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 is here

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

2010 Community Wildfire Protection Plan of San Mateo & Santa Cruz Co.
2009 Coral Reef Fuels Management Demonstration Project
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)