Friday, June 5, 2020

City Council meeting, Monday June 8, 2020


This City Council meeting will be televised on local Pacific Coast Television PCT/Pacifica Channel 26 PCT also links their program calendar, and recent coastside civic meeting videos.   The City Council website will also livestream to this meeting.   Complying with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Disease Notice (fully detailed on page 1 of the City Council PDF link below):  this civic meeting will not be physically open to the public, and will be held by through teleconferencing.  Public comments may be submitted to publiccomment@ci.pacifica.ca.us   1) In the subject line be sure to specify whether oral communications or an Agenda item and the number, 2) in the text include your full name, 3) limit your text to no more than 350 words. 

Interactive City Council Agenda, 6/8/20.       City Council Agenda, 6/8/20, pdf pages 718.

Item 16, and on the menu this meeting: budgeting.
Open Session, 7:00 p.m.  Administrative: call to order, roll call, flag salute.  
Special Presentations.  a) Proclamation: Pride Month. 
Consent Calendar 
1.   
Approval of financial disbursements (checks), FY 2019-2020:  a)
5/1/20 - 5/15/20.
2.    Approval of City Council Minutes:  a) Regular meeting 5/26/20. 
3.    Ratification of State emergency order relating to discharge of fireworks and fireworks sales, report/Resolution.
4.     Accept continued proclamation of the existence of a local emergency:  Novel (new) Coronavirus (COVID-19), report.
5.    Proclamation confirming existence of a local emergency:  Anza Pump Station, report. 
6.    Proclamation  confirming existence of a local emergency: Coastline from Westline Drive to the end of Beach Boulevard, report.
7.    Approve Freyer & Laureta, Inc. (F&L) agreement for engineering design services:  Linda Mar Pump Station Upgrade Project (C0048), $185,400, report. a) Master agreement.
8.    Award G. Bortolotto & Company the construction Pavement Rehabilitation Project: Monterey Road (Oceana to Hickey), report.  a) Agreement with Bortolotto, 6/8/20.  b) Bortolotto bid protest letter re:Villalobos, 5/21/20.  c)  City letter to Villalobos 5/22/20.  d) Non-responsive Bid letter to Villalobo and Bortolotto, 5/27/20.
9.     Resolution approving extension and amendment of the Agreement with San Mateo County Animal Control Services, report/Resolution.  a) Agreement extension. b) Agreement, 2015.
10.   Resolution authorizing application for CA Department of Housing and Community Development/Local Early Action Planning (LEAP) grants, $150,000, report/Resolution.  a) Application.
11.   Resolution accepting the Sewer Service Charges for Fiscal Year 2020-21, collection of charges by San Mateo County Controller, report/Resolution.  a) Schedule of charges, 2020/21. 
Communications (Oral):  Public (will be read into the record) , City Council, City Staff.   

Public Hearings
12.   Review of the Pacifica Hotel Business Improvement District (BID) Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2020/21 (same BID assessments as 2019/20), report/Resolution.  a) Chamber of Commerce BID Annual Report FY 2019-20. b) Resolution No. 27-2020.
13.    Resolution adopting the City Capital Improvement Program (CIP), 2020-2025, report/Resolution.  a) Capital Improvement Program, 2020-25.  b) Planning Commission Resolution, 5/4/20.  c) Public Works, proposed capital projects. 2020/21.
14.    Recommended modifications to City User Fees and Charges, report/Resolution.  a) Fee Schedule, 2929/21. 
Consideration
15.   Adoption of a City urgency ordinance:  temporary moratorium on commercial tenant evictions for non-payment of rent for tenants impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. report/Ordinance.  State of CA: a) Executive order N-28-20.  b) Judicial council rules. c) Executive Order N-66-20.
16.    Proposed General Fund Budget, 2020-21, final presentation. a) Budget Book, (draft, 6/3/20).  b) Long Term Mitigation Strategies.
Adjourn
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Other City information:  Connect with Pacifica, Kevin Woodhouse, City Manager, 6/5/20.     
Note: photograph by Dmytro Lastovych/Getty Images, found on a Huffpost article, "5 ways to stop blowing so much of your budget on food", 1/4/18. 
Posted by Kathy Meeh 

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Police Chief Steidle's statement re: George Floyd


Pacifica Tribune local news, 6/1/20.  "Pacifica police chief's statement on George Floyd."  

Pacifica Names Newest Police Chief | Pacifica, CA Patch
Police Chief Daniel Steidle
"Daniel Steidle, Pacifica’s Chief of Police, issued the following statement last week on the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Floyd was killed during his arrest. A video showed an officer kneeling on Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes. ....
 
....   'As your Police Chief and on behalf of the fine members of the Pacifica Police Department, I wish to express our outrage at the reprehensible act that led to the tragic death of Mr. George Floyd in Minneapolis. As a department and as a profession, we join our fellow law enforcement professionals across America as we unite to speak out against the criminal actions of this officer.

....  At the Pacifica Police Department, our training and policies are in adherence with modern police practices designed to assure enforcement of the law in a fair and equitable manner, while placing life and safety at the forefront of our mission. ....' ” Read more.

Reference. Pacifica Police Department.      Note photograph of Police Chief Daniel Steidle by Alexander Nguyen/Staff from Pacifica Patch, "Pacifica names newest Police Chief," 10/2/15.

Note article: The Pacifica Tribune is now online to the public as well as through their weekly print edition-- this is again welcome, and is a recent new benefit.
Posted by Kathy Meeh

Friday, May 29, 2020

Linda Mar Beach parking lot reopens tomorrow, Saturday (5/30/20)

... and with restrictions, some retail businesses and churches reopen, Monday (6/1/20).

linda marCBS News/SF local, 5/28/20.  "Officials with the Pacifica Police Department announced Thursday evening that the city would be reopening beach parking on Saturday morning (5/30/20) after San Mateo County health officials issue a new less restrictive coronavirus shelter order. .... Police advised people visiting Pacifica beaches and trails to remain mindful of the ongoing coronavirus threat by wearing face coverings when appropriate, practicing six-foot physical distancing and refraining from shared use of recreational equipment."

Related.  SF Gate, Eric Ting, 5/29/20, "San Mateo County releases new order allowing in-store retail, religious services" "Under a new order written by county health officer Dr. Scott Morrow, the county will now allow in-store retail and religious services to resume beginning Monday, June 1. The order also removes previous restrictions on access to the county's beaches and mandates that every business implement physical distancing measures to ensure safe reopening.
... .... Permitted late Stage 2 businesses include in-person restaurant dining, shopping malls and office work when telework is not possible. Hair salons and barbershops are also now allowed to reopen in counties that go through the attestation process."

References.  Connect with Pacifica/Kevin Woodhouse, City Manager, 5/29/19, includes  "Beach Parking Lots Open" press release, and other City updates, scroll down.   Linda Mar State Beach and parking.   San Mateo County Health Department updates, most recent 5/29/20, good luck reading that.       Note photograph of Linda Mar Beach from Pacifica Beach Coalition. 
Posted by Kathy Meeh

Planning Commission meeting, Monday June 1, 2020 cancelled


Notice from the City CalendarPlanning Commission notice 6/1/20.   "The Planning Commission meeting scheduled for 6/1/20 has been cancelled." 
Posted by Kathy Meeh

Friday, May 22, 2020

City Council meeting, Tuesday May 26, 2020


This Tuesday, May 26, 2020 7 p.m, the City Council meeting will be televised on local Pacific Coast television, PCT/Pacifica Channel 26 PCT also links their program calendar, and recent coastside civic meeting videos.   The City Council website will also livestream to this meeting.   Complying with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Disease Notice (fully detailed on page 1 of the City Council PDF link below):  this civic meeting will not be physically open to the public, and will be held by through teleconferencing.  Public comments may be submitted to publiccomment@ci.pacifica.ca.us   1) In the subject line be sure to specify whether oral communications or an Agenda item and the number, 2) in the text include your full name, 3) limit your text to no more than 350 words.

Interactive City Council Agenda, 5/26/20.       City Council Agenda, 5/26/20, pdf pages 301. 

Open Session, 7:00 p.m.  Administrative: call to order, roll call, flag salute.  Special Presentations, none. Public hearings, none.  
 
PHOTOS: Bay Area remembers the fallen on Memorial Day - ABC7 San ...
Holiday (day prior), a day of remembrance...
Memorial Day, Monday May 25, 2020
Consent Calendar 
1.   
Approval of financial disbursements (checks), FY 2019-2020:  a) 
4/16/20 - 4/30/20.
2.    Approval of City Council Minutes:  a) Regular meeting  a) 5/11/20.
3.    Review and accept Quarterly Investment Reports, report. a) Cash and Investment Reconciliation Report 3-31-20.
4.    Approval of the Balboa Way Repair Project Construction Repair Project (C030B) to C2R Engineering, and management and inspection to 4LEAF, budget authority $2,575,469, report. Contracts:  a) C2R Engineering, Inc.  b) 4LEAF, Inc.
5.    Resolution closing the initial phase for Cannabis Activity Permit (CAP) applications, report/Resolution.  a) List of CAP applications/permit status. 
6.    Resolution of Intention to continue the Business Improvement District (BID) program and levy the annual assessments, FY 2020-21, report/Resolution.  a) Chamber of Commerce BID Annual Report, FY 2019-20.
Communications (Oral):  Public (will be read into the record) , City Council, City Staff.   

Consideration    
7.    Beach Boulevard Seawall Reconstruction Project, planning, engineering, and environmental services (CA state grant of $1, 500,000):  a) Agreement with GHD Inc.
8.    4th of July, 2020 activities and consideration update, and whether to allow safe and sane fireworks sales, report.
9.     Coronavirus health crisis update, and development of a City Restoration of Operations Plan (ROOP), report.
10.   General Fund Budget, FY 2020-21 (proposed), and other Funds overview, report.  Fund Summaries:  a) General Fund.  b) Other Funds.  c) All Fund descriptions.  Capital Improvement Program (CIP): d) Public Works projects (final).  e) CIP 2020-2025 (draft).
Adjourn.
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Other City information:
Connect with Pacifica/Kevin Woodhouse, City Manager, 5/22/20, "Memorial Day 2020: our soldiers' selfless courage make them true heroes." "As we head into the Memorial Day holiday weekend with some nice weather forecasted, I’d like to remind everyone to continue the important health practices of wearing your masks and physically distancing when you’re out doing your essential activities and exercising. Coronavirus cases and deaths are still increasing in our region. Keep yourself and others safe. The beach remains open for exercise, but not for lounging or accessories that accompany lounging. The Pacifica Police Department and City Beach Rangers will be actively patrolling the beach. ---"  

Graphic and related Memorial Day history.  Graphic:  from ABC 7 News, "Bay area remembers the fallen on Memorial Day." 1 of 7), 5/30/16. Related article - History/Memorial Day, "Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Memorial Day 2020 occurs on Monday, May 25. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, it marks the beginning of the summer season." 
Posted by Kathy Meeh

Friday, May 15, 2020

Planning Commission meeting, Monday May 18, 2020


This Monday, May 18, 2020 7 p.m, the Planning Commission meeting will be televised on local Pacific Coast television, PCT/Pacifica Channel 26 PCT also links their program calendar, and recent coastside civic meeting videos.   The City Council website will also livestream to this meeting.   Complying with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Disease Notice (fully detailed on page 1 of the Planning Commission PDF link below):  this civic meeting will not be physically open to the public, and will be held by through teleconferencing.  Public comments may be submitted  to publiccomment@ci.pacifica.ca.us   1) In the subject line be sure to specify whether oral communications or an Agenda item and the number; 2) in the text  include your full name, and 3) limit your text to no more than 350 words. 

Interactive Planning Commission Agenda, 5/18/20.       Planning Commission Agenda, 5/18/20, pdf pages 541.

Open Session, 7:00 p.m.  Administrative:  Approval of order of agenda.  Minutes (draft), none.  Designation of liaison to City Council meeting, none.  Consent items, none.  New public hearings, none.  Consideration items, none.  
Public oral communications (will be read into the record).

 Continued public hearings:

Build your dream home Pacifica - 900 Oddstad Blvd | I Heart Real ...
Item 3, general location:  4-12 Oddstad Way project
at Rockaway Beach Avenue and Bay View Road
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1.    File 2019-020.  CAP12-19, PE-789-20.  Approve Cannabis manufacturing and retail operations for West Manor LLC, 901 Palmetto Avenue, unit B (APN 009-244-010), West Sharp Park area, report.  a) Resolution and COAs (draft).  b) Land use/Zoning.  c) Floor plan.  d) Operations plan.  e) Security plan.  f) Police Chief memorandum.  g) Site plan.

2.    File 2018-016. UP-102-18.  Construction of a Verizon wireless communications facility on an existing utility pole, in the public right-of-way, adjacent vicinity of 1307 Redwood Way (APN 023-551-510), Park Pacifica area, report.  a) Resolution and COAs (draft).  b) Land use/Zoning.  c) Applicant's letter of explanation.  d) Project plans. e) Photosimulations.  f) Alternative site analysis.  g) CPUC General Order 95 Table 2.  h) Radio frequency emissions report.  i) Interference analysis statement.  j) Public Comment.

3.    File 2014-001.  SDP-788. Heritage tree removal authorization, and logging operation approval for construction of a new three-story 3,800 sf single family residence, with attached 787 sf 787 sf 3-car garage on a 28,765 sf lot along the unimproved public right-of-way Oddstad Way, intersection Rockaway Beach Avenue and Bay View Road:  Lots 4-12 Oddstad Way project, (APNs 022-056-080, 022-056-090, 022-056-060 and 022-064-010, and approximately 360 fool street and utilities extension, Rockaway Beach area, report. a) Resolution and COAs (draft)  b) Land use/Zoning.  c) Project plans. d) Color renderings.  e) Tree protection plan.  f) Arborist report.  g) Biological resources assessment.  h) Public comments (received before agenda packet publication). i) City response to public comments "RTC" (IS/MND).  j) Errata sheet (IS/MND).  k) Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program "MMRP" (IS/MND). 

Communications:  Planning Commission, Staff.   Adjourn.  
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ReferencePlanning acronyms highlighted as used in today's meeting.  ADU, Accessory dwelling unit. APN, Assessor's parcel number. CCC, CA Coastal Commission. CDP, Coastal Development permit.  COAs, conditions of approval.  CPUC, California Public Utilities CommissionCZ, (Coastal Zone Combining) zoning districts. DA, development agreement. DP, development permit. ECR, Existing Conditions Report.  ESHA, environmentally sensitive habitat areas. GPA, General Plan Amendment. HDR, high density residential. IP, implementation plan. IS, initial study.  JADU, Junior accessory dwelling unit. LCP, Local Coastal Program.  LDR, low density residential.  LLC, limited liability company.  LUP, Land Use Plan. MDR, medium density residential.  PD, Planned Development.  PDA, Priority Development Area. PE, Parking Exception.  PSD, Site Development permit. PUE. Public utilities easment. PV, Permit Variance.  RIA, Rent Increase Application.  RZ, rezoning.  S, Sign permit. SE, Sign Exception. SF or sf, square foot. SP, Specific Plan.  SUB, Subdivision. TA, text amendment (ordinance).  TBD, to be determined. TDR, transfer of development rights (urban planning).  TUP, Temporary use permit.  UP, Use permit.   CA code, accessory (second residential) dwelling units, 65852.2. WCF, Wireless communication facility.  Zoning: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).  CA CEQA: Guidelines (Adoption of Coastal Plans and Programs), Article 19, Categorical Exemptions:  Section 15265, CEQA does not apply to activities and approvals pursuant to the CA Coastal Act, but shall apply to certification of a local coastal program by the CCC.  Class 1 categorical exemptions:  existing facilities, section 15301; no significant effect section 15061 (b)(3); not a project, a review, section 15378, see (b)(4); Class 2, section 15302. Class 3.  Class 4, section 14394, minor alterations to land.  B-5, lot size overlay. Freestanding single-family residences set-back and parking, C-1, neighborhood commercial.  C-2, Commercial/Office (within 100  ft. of a residential zone) C-3, Service Commercial. Class 3 categorical exemption, section 15303.  Class 32, Infill Development projects, section 15332. IS/MND, Initial study/mitigated negative declaration. LCLUP, Local Coastal Land Use Plan.  MND, Mitigated negative declaration. MMRP, Mitigation monitoring and reporting program.  MOD, modification of subdivision regulations.   Cannabis/Marijuana:  CAP, Cannabis Activity Permit. CMO, Cannabis Manufacturing Operation. CO-RB, Cannabis Operation, Rockaway Beach Overlay District. CO-SP, Cannabis Operation, Sharp Park Overlay District.  CPSL, Cannabis Public Safety License.  CRO, Cannabis retail operation.  MPSLs, Marijuana public safety licenses.  MO-RB, Marijuana operation-Rockaway Beach Overlay District. MO-SP, Marijuana operation, Sharp Park overlay district. MRO, Marijuana retail operation. MUPs, Marijuana Use Permits and related zoning.   City:  APR, annual progress report. GPA, General Plan amendment.  LCLUP, Local Coastal Land Use Plan, updated documents.  CIP, capital improvement program, Title/Ordinances/Municipal Code. GP, General Plan, update documents, background history.  PMC, Pacifica Municipal Code.  R1, single-family residential, Reference.com.  R1H, single-family residential hillside. R-2, two-family residential; R-3, multi-family residential; R-3G, multiple-family residential garden district. RIA, rent increase application.  S, City of Pacifica Sign ordinance.  SPSP, Sharp Park Specific Plan. VLDR, Vary low density residential. Zoning/Planning Handouts, City of Pacifica.         
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Related reference, Item 3. City of Pacifica Planning Department, 11/2018, pdf pages 212, see photographs pages 7, 23, 25. "Initial Study Mitigated Negative Declaration, 4-12 Oddstad Way project.   Note: Photo/graphic above from I Heart Realestate Bay Area, which also includes an example home, and a map. 
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Other City news.  1)
Connect with Pacifica/Kevin Woodhouse, City manager, 5/15/20.  2)  Connect with Pacifica/Kevin Woodhouse, City Manager,  5/11/20.
Posted by Kathy Meeh