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:
third Thursdays, 10:30-1:30 at GCSD: 10/17/19, 11/21/19, 12/19/19
Working Draft posted: comparison tables, maps showing existing uses 


Half Moon Bay Local Coastal Program Update

HMB City Council/Planning Commission Joint Study Session on Land Use Plan:
Tues, 10/29, 7pm, Ted Adcock Community Center


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. Draft CTMP expected for public review Nov 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 early 2020.


Dunes Beach Hotel/RV in HMB 

An application for “The Dunes at Half Moon Bay” project was submitted to the City of HMB on September 20, 2019.


























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DPW - County Roads

County Road Services
State Highway 1 or 92: report problems to Caltrans.


Road Maintenance

Right-of-Way Maintenance Guide
Street Tree Maintenance
FY 2019-2020 road maintenance projects


Encroachment Permits

An encroachment permit is required for any work done in the public right of way. Failure to obtain an encroachment permit may result in fines and other penalties. 


Midcoast Road Standards

Road standards: map
   Montara, Moss Beach, Princeton, Miramar
   Clipper Ridge
   El Granada
2004 Midcoast Road Standards Q&A
2003 DPW letter to MCC re Midcoast road improvements
2002 DPW/MCC meeting re Midcoast roads & drainage
2002 DPW letter to MCC re Midcoast road & drainage projects
1994 Midcoast Community Plan Amendment – road standards
1994 Ordinance 03606 – Midcoast road improvement policies
1994 Resolution 58718 – LCP & General Plan amendments

Midcoast Streetlights

DPW does not check street lights, but depends on residents to report outages. Leave voice message (650) 599-1407 or email


LED Streetlights for Midcoast

LED streetlights can reduce energy costs and CO2 emissions by 60%. The Midcoast LED streetlight project goal is to replace existing sodium vapor fixtures at comparable brightness on the same arms at the same height on existing poles.  No additional lights are planned. Shields for any intrusive lights next to homes could be added afterwards, upon individual request to County DPW at

In 2015, to determine if residents supported the LED conversion, the County installed a pilot project consisting of two LED streetlights near each Midcoast post office (one standard and one with amber chip) so residents could see their nighttime effect.  SpeakOut online forum received public comments for 40 days during May/June.  The amber light had most support and there were requests for reduced light intensity.  A follow-up test installation with dimmer amber lights received very few but mostly favorable comments. The County agreed to move forward with Midcoast installation of the fixture requested in MCC 9/9/15 letter. 

In Jan 2017 PG&E began installation of LED fixtures, but halted after a few days when it was pointed out that the wrong fixture was being installed -- whiter and brighter than agreed upon.
Installation of the correct fixtures is to start April 18. 

LED lighting Model ATBO-20BLEDE70-MVOLT-R2 
     specs -- amber chip -- diffusers
International Dark-Sky Association 


Lighting District Maps: 

     Montara & Moss Beach
     El Granada & Miramar


Highway 1 lighting issues

In June 2012 the MCC did a Moss Beach Hwy 1 lighting survey  which revealed about half the lights were burned out. MCC reported this to DPW and bulbs were replaced. 

In spring/summer 2012 Supervisor Horsley exchanged letters with Caltrans asking for improved lighting along Highway 1 in downtown Moss Beach (4/265/167/169/20), due to several pedestrian accidents in the area during hours of darkness. Caltrans gave the County permission to install a streetlight in the east-side highway right-of-way at Virginia, which DPW accomplished three years later in April 2015.  PG&E finally energized the light in early 2016 -- almost four years start to finish for the streetlight installation.