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 9:30AM.
See Archives for past meetings with video links.


Focus Topics

Introduction to Local Government:
     District boundaries, services provided, decision-making bodies.


Neighborhood Commercial Districts
Zoning Regs Update: C-1/Midcoast:
CDRC open study sessions:
9/19, 1:30-3pm & 9/23,
Study materials: comparison tables, maps showing existing uses 


Half Moon Bay Local Coastal Program Update

Draft Land Use Plan Update ready for your input. HMB Planning Commission Study Session:
Sept 24, 7pm, EOC, 537 Kelly, HMB


Harbor View Inn 15-room expansion 
2019 plans --  images -- MCC comments


Cypress Point Affordable Housing Community 
Proposed 71-unit affordable housing community at Carlos/Sierra in Moss Beach
April 2019 re-submittal documents 


Get Involved - CDRC vacancies

Coastside Design Review Committee reviews development applications for compliance with Midcoast Design Standards to encourage new homes with individual character that are complementary with neighboring houses, community character, and the surrounding natural setting.    Desirable traits in a CDRC member.

A Comprehensive Transportation Management Plan is being developed to address cumulative traffic impacts of Midcoast development on Highway 1 & 92. Final draft expected in 2019.


Modern Roundabouts
--a safer choice than traffic signals, and a context-appropriate highway circulation plan for Moss Beach


Quarry Park Master Plan
County Parks is developing this document that will help guide park improvements over a period of at least 20 years. 



Comprehensive planning update of Princeton area land use plans, development polices and zoning regulations began in 2013. Draft plan for public review expected in 2019.


Dunes Beach Hotel/RV in HMB


























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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 - 2009
Montara Grassland Restoration Project news 6/1/16
GGNRA San Mateo County Vision 2014-2016
Rancho history - 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, and has a Permit Agreement with the County for construction, operation, and maintenance of approved park/rec improvements on plazas and medians in El Granada.


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 presentations at MCC:  20172016 - 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:
Reports: Inception thru 2012, FY's 2013-2015, FY 2015-2016

Reports & Plans

2015 County Mini-Parks Policy
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
CA Invasive Plant Council (Cal-IPC)
Don’t Plant a Pest – alternatives for invasive garden plants for Bay Area
Weed Workers' Handbook
Vegetation Management Guidelines, SMC Parks 2006