Sunday, May 20, 2018

Planning Commission meeting, Monday, May 21, 2018

Attend in person, 2212 Beach Boulevard, 2nd floor.  Or, view on local Pacific Coast television, Pacifica Channel 26If you miss civic meetings, view on PCT 26 You Tube!  The planning commission meeting begins at 7 p.m., or shortly there following.  Planning Commission updates, archives are available on the City website: City Council Agendas, and City Planning Commission.  Channel 26 television schedule, see Monday, 5/21/18.  

Study Session

1.  File number 2018-012: 721 Oddstad Boulevard, (APN 023-593-060).  Discuss site plan alternatives which would allow construction of 37 - 39 townhouse dwelling units, (project site area is 2.1 acres), Report.  Conceptual project alternatives graphics: a) Location landscape map, pdf pages 2. b)  Height, pdf pages 1.

Communications:  Planning Commission, Staff, Adjourn.  


Reference, Google maps.  General location, and space map above from  Interactive location, Office  Related article, Pacifica Tribune/Jane Northrop, 8/7/13, "Permits expired...Assisted Living", reposted on Fix Pacifica, The original project concept was 96-units. 

Posted by Kathy Meeh

Friday, May 18, 2018

Sea level rise, think "big picture"

Is sea level rise happening. I believe it is. What I have not been convinced of are the consequences that will befall Pacifica if we don't implement regulations to guard for the absolute worse. 
To call anything "proven science" only proves the science false. No science is "proven". It's constantly evolving and changing its conclusions. I'm afraid our town is losing site of the big picture in the frenzy of SLR* disaster scenarios being bandied about. 

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Preserve our coastal community
A new Local Coastal Plan (LCP) is greatly needed. What is not needed in my opinion is an LCP driven by draconian predictions of flood and perdition. We need to be cognizant of what is going on concerning zoning changes, building restrictions, infrastructure relocation, and a myriad of other details. 
If all these details are driven by sea level rise I'm afraid we will end up with an LCP that handcuffs and prevents Pacifica from working toward a vital, much needed, coastal community, revitalized and humming with life. 

Commentary submitted by Jim Wagner

Related article. Wall Street Journal/Opinion Fred Singer, 5/15/18, "The sea is rising, but not because of climate change. There is nothing we can do about it, except to build dikes and sea walls a little bit higher." (Note: the Wall Street Journal requires subscription to read the full article.)
Reference, City of Pacifica, CA - Sea Level Rise.  Local Coastal Plan (LCP) draft update, 10/17/17, pdf pages 13.  *SLR acronym: Service/Light Industrial/Residential (SLR) mixed use district, description by the Planning Department/City of San Francisco.     Note photograph from Pacifica Patch/CA News Wire Service, 4/28/17, "Pacifica home prices near All-time high..."

Posted by Kathy Meeh

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

State of the City: Democrats meeting, Saturday May 19, 2018

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State of the City, welcome to all,
and breakfast on Saturday, perfect!
This Saturday morning, May 19, the monthly meeting of the Pacifica - Daly City Democrats Club will feature a “State of the City” presentation by Pacifica Mayor John Keener and City Manager Kevin Woodhouse.

The meeting, in the rear banquet room at the Sharp Park Golf Course Restaurant, will begin at 9:30 a.m.  Breakfast will be available for $12, continental for $6, or just coffee for $3. However, no purchase is necessary, and the meeting is free and open to the general public. 
If you have not yet joined or renewed your membership in Pacifica - Daly City Democrats,  please consider becoming a 2018 member now: In the club’s election of 2018-2019 officers on June 16, only those members of record as of May 19 will be eligible to vote.

Submitted by Connie Menefee, Club President 

Reference, City of Pacifica, CA.          Note graphic: A book cover from Amazon Books, "Can a City be sustainable?" ... by The Worldwatch Institute.

Posted by Kathy Meeh

Friday, May 11, 2018

City Council meeting, Monday May 14, 2018

Attend in person, 2212 Beach Boulevard, 2nd floor. Or view on local television or live feed Pacific Coast TV. If you missed meetings, view on PCT26 YouTube!  The city council meeting begins at 7 p.m., or shortly there following. City Council updates and archives are available on the City Council website.      Channel 26 television schedule, see Monday, 5/14/18.  

 Interactive City Council meeting agenda, 5/14/18.       City Council meeting agenda, 5/14/18.

Closed session, 5:00 p.m. 
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Item 6, 24-unit condominium development.
Think of it this way NIMBIES, you get
 another trail with a view. Others get a life.
1.     CA code 54957.6.  Conference with labor negotiator:  Firefighters local 240, Battalion Chiefs, Local 856; Wastewater Treatment Plant employees, Local 856, Miscellaneous Local 856, Department Directors, Local 350, Managers Local 350; Police Officers Association, Police Supervisors Association, Police Management Local 350.
2.    Litigation: Government Code 4956.9 (1).  Chang family (Errol Chang wrongful death) v. City of Pacifica, City of Daly City et al,  filed 10/5/15, Case 4:15-cv-04591-SBA. 
3.    Study Session, 5:45 p.m.  Annual reports: City Commissions and Committees, report.  a)  Planning Commission Annual Report.  b)  Beautification Advisory Committee Presentation.  c)  Parks, Beaches & Recreation Commission Annual Report.. d)  Open Space and Parkland Advisory Committee Presentation.  e) Emergency Preparedness and Safety Commission Annual Report.  f)  Economic Development Committee Presentation. 
Open session, 7:00 p.m.  Call to order, roll call, salute to flag.  Closed Session report.    
Special presentations:  1) Proclamation:  Pacifica Mizpah fellowship. 2) Life Saving Medal:  Officer Gomez. 
Consent Calendar   
1.    Approval of financial disbursements (checks), FY 2017-18, 4/1/18 - 4/15/18.
2.    Approval of Minutes, 4/23/18.
3.    Proclamation confirming existence of a local emergency, Pacifica Coastline: Westline Drive to the end of Beach Blvd, report.  a)  photographs, 5/3/18. 
4.    Resolution supporting CA state bond measure: Proposition 68, the CA drought, water, parks, climate, coastal protection, and outdoor access for all act of 2018, report/resolution. (Grant funding benefit for our City parks, at least $200,000.)
5.     Resolution supporting CA state proposition 69, and opposing repeal of Senate Bill 1 (SB1), the road repair and accountability act of 2017, report/resolution.  a)  City streets and roads paving program memo summary, annual benefit to our city $650,000 est.  The current City pavement condition index (PCI) is 54, (5o is considered poor). $44 million est. is needed to bring our streets/roads PCI up to 84 (ideal).    
Communications.  Public (oral), City Council, City Staff.  Public Hearings, none.

Public hearings
6.    Council member call-up of the Planning Commission's environmental, ordinance, and permit approval with conditions for 24-unit condominium development: 801 Fassler Avenue (APNs 022-083-020 and 022-083-030), report/resolution.  a) Draft ordinance: b) Zoning map.  c) Legal description.  
Planning Commission process and approval: d)  Report  11/6/17; e)  Minutes, 11/6/17. f)  Report, 2/5/18; g)  Minutes, 2/5/18. h)  Report, 3/19/18; i)  Minutes, 3/19/18. j)  Signed resolution 991. k) Project plans. l)  Supplemental EIR. m) Land use/zoning.  
Planning Commission considered alternatives/studies/conditions: n) Building A cross section/ proposed alternative. o)  Elevations comparison. p) Traffic observations, 11/ 2017. q)  Fassler Avenue, restriping plan approval; r)  Proposed striping plan, 3/2018. s) Trail network. t) Deed restriction plan. u)  BMR units. v)  Flat roof alternative. 
7.  Proposed 2018-19 General Fund budget: departmental briefings, report.  a) Proposed 2018-19 General Fund summary. 
Closed Session item 2 (litigation), related article. Fix Pacifica posting 10/24/15: Pacifica Tribune/Jane Northrop, Staff Writer, 10/13/15, "Chang family files lawsuit for wrongful death."
Public hearings, Item 6 (24 unit condominium development, reference. City of Pacifica, The Prospects residential project, 801 Fassler Avenue.    Note photograph, land one block up hill from the proposed Fassler Avenue project, (909 Fassler) from Redfin.

Posted by Kathy Meeh

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Planning Commission meeting, Monday May 7, 2018

Attend in person, 2212 Beach Boulevard, 2nd floor.  Or, view on local Pacific Coast television, Pacifica Channel 26If you miss civic meetings, view on PCT 26 You Tube!  The planning commission meeting begins at 7 p.m., or shortly there following.  Planning Commission updates, archives are available on the City website: City Council Agendas, and City Planning Commission.  Channel 26 television schedule, see Monday, 5/7/18.  

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Item 1. Could be capital improvement
and economic improvement are related.
Interactive Planning Commission agenda, 5/7/18.     Planning Commission agenda, 5/7/18, pdf pages 209. 

Open Session, 7:00 p.m.  Administrative:  Approval of order of Agenda, Approval of Draft Minutes:  a) 4/2/18;  b) 4/16/18 .
Designation of Planning Commission liaison to City Council meeting, 5/14/18:  801 Fassler call up; and Annual Report to Council.   
Consent items, none.  New Public Hearings, none.  Communications:  Public oral.                      

Review of our City 2018-2023 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for consistency with the General Plan (GP) and Local Coastal Land Use Plan (LCLUP), report.  a) Draft Resolution, b) Capital Improvement Program (CIP)

Communications:  Planning Commission, Staff, Adjourn.   


Reference, development/planning acronyms.  APN, Assessor's parcel number.  CDP, Coastal Development permit. CZ, (Coastal Zone Combining) zoning districts. DP, development permit. GPA, General Plan Amendment.  LDR, low density residential.  PD, Planned Development.  PE, Parking Exception. PSD, Site Development permit. PV, Permit Variance. S, Sign permit. SE, Sign Exception. SP, Specific Plan. RIA, Rent Increase Application.  SUB Subdivision. TA, text amendment (ordinance). UP, Use permit.  Zoning: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).  CA CEQA Guidelines, Article 19, Categorical Exemptions: Class 1 categorical exemption, section 15301. Freestanding single-family residences set-back and parking, C-1, neighborhood commercial. C-3, Service Commercial.  R1, single-family residential,  S, City of Pacifica Sign ordinance.  CA code, accessory (second residential) dwelling units, 65852.2.  Zoning/Planning Handouts, City of Pacifica.  RZ, rezoning.  TDR, transfer of development rights (urban planning).  City: Capital Improvement program (CIP), Title/Ordinances/Municipal Code. General Plan. (GP) update documents, background history. Local Coastal Land Use Plan, (LCLUP), update documents.    Note photograph by Ashley Marzigliano, from, "A perfect getaway to Pacifica, CA", 4/1/16.

 Posted by Kathy Meeh

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Message from Rick Wilson, candidate for San Mateo Superior Court

You may recall that incumbent San Mateo Superior Court Judge, Gerald Buchwald, in the Friends of Martins Beach case completely denied public access rights and sided with billionaire Vinod Khosla, even declaring his ownership included off-shore submerged tidelands. He was strongly reversed on appeal.  

Thank you for providing the upcoming June 5 ballot details in your April blog.  As a practicing attorney and wife of Richard (Rick) Wilson, the candidate opposing Judge Buchwald in the June 5 election, I would like to provide more information from Rick about this election.  

Please call or email if you would like to discuss or need more information. Thank you.

Best regards,

Marie Wilson

A contested election against an incumbent judge looking to serve another term is rare in San Mateo County. The basic tenet of my decision to run for this office is that there are times when change is appropriate and can be healthy for the court. I believe that stepping up -- as I am doing -- can help constructively accomplish that. Also, this election gives voters a choice, which is not often seen when it comes to judicial elections.
I am not looking for monetary contributions but support in terms of spreading the word.
Information is available at:
In addition, I am attaching a scan of one of the campaign cards we are deploying, which provides some basic information.
Thank you for your interest and support as mentioned above. Every vote counts, and we need to get the word out.  
Best regards,
Rick Wilson

Submitted by Marie Wilson