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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Midcoast Watershed

Background:  In the 1970s, a 5.5-mile band of Midcoast shoreline, including Fitzgerald Marine Reserve (FMR), was designated by the State as an Area of Special Biological Significance (ASBS), due to the diversity of habitat and species found on the broad reef. Since 1983, the California Ocean Plan has prohibited the discharge of pollutants to the ASBS.

California’s Critical Coastal Area (CCA) program fosters collaboration among agencies and stakeholders to better coordinate resources and focus efforts on coastal watersheds in critical need of protection from polluted runoff, also known as nonpoint source pollution, which harms aquatic ecosystems, public health, and the local economy.  The FMR watershed is Critical Coastal Area 29. 

In 2011 the County began working on the Fitzgerald ASBS Pollution Reduction Program.  The project is led by the Department of Public Works in collaboration with the San Mateo County Resource Conservation District (RCD) and San Francisco Estuary Institute.  The project is funded in part by a Proposition 84 grant from the State Water Resources Control Board and is scheduled to continue through March 2015.  The project involves implementation of targeted stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs), water quality studies and BMP effectiveness monitoring, and education and outreach.  The project's goal is to improve water quality and protect beneficial uses of the Fitzgerald ASBS and additionally assist in the County's compliance with the ASBS stormwater regulations.

The RCD has a separate Prop 84 ASBS grant for their Livestock and Land Program to work with confined animal operations to prevent pollutants from entering Areas of Special Biological Significance. 

ASBS = Area of Special Biological Significance
CCA = Critical Coastal Area
FMR = Fitzgerald Marine Reserve
RCD = Resource Conservation District

FMR ASBS Pollution Reduction Pilot Program CDP Staff Report 2011 (12MB)
FMR ASBS Pollution Reduction Grant Application 2010 (14MB)
FMR CCA - Introduction to FMR Historical Ecology, 2008
FMR CCA Watershed Assessment 2008 (4.5MB)


Midcoast Stormwater Drainage Committee

Midcoast Stormwater Drainage Committee (MSDC) was formed in 2007 as part of the Midcoast LCP Update. The Committee's work plan identified the following elements: Education, Identification of Problem, Potential Solutions, and Funding. MSDC received presentations from Coastal Commission staff, County Planning and Public Works staff and received comments from the public to help frame the extent of drainage problems on the Midcoast, the regulations and policies in place that impact drainage, and various approaches to improving drainage facilities. Short-term prioritized stormwater improvements identified:

1. 2nd/Kanoff/East in Montara
2. Stanford Ave in Princeton
3. Airport St in Moss Beach
4. 8th St in Montara
5. Miramar Dr in Miramar
6. Date St in Montara
7. Capistrano Rd in Princeton
8. Cedar St in Montara

MSDC June 2009 Final Report recommendations approved by Board of Supervisors:

1. Drainage improvements on 2nd, Kanoff, & East Ave in Montara: Develop a conceptual design report including environmental review, and a capital improvement project, subject to available funding.

2. Conduct public meetings by June 2010 to gauge the Midcoast community’s interest in developing a Midcoast Stormwater Master Plan and implementing stormwater capital projects and enhanced maintenance levels of service subject to approval of local funding sources.

3.  Seek Legislative Committee support for legislation that provides funding for stormwater system improvements and provides an exemption from Prop 218 requirements for generating local revenue for stormwater system improvements.

2011 Montara Drainage Improvement Study for 2nd, Kanoff, & East Ave areas