Thursday, August 17, 2017

Elections Office representative at Democrats meeting Saturday, August 19, 2017


Pacifica-Daly City Democrats/Connie Menefee, President, email 8/15/17.

Image result for Fraud picture funnyImage result for Jim Irizarry, San Mateo County  picture"At the Pacifica-Daly City Democrats monthly meeting this Saturday, August 19, Jim Irizarry, Assistant Clerk in the San Mateo County Office of Elections, will speak about systems in place to prevent voter fraud and cybersecurity breaches, as well as efforts to promote voter confidence and transparency in our elections process.  Mr. Irizarry will also discuss SB450 (California's voter's choice act) and how it will impact San Mateo County in 2018.

This will be a particularly timely presentation:  the strength and survivability of our democracy depends on security and trustworthiness of our voting systems.  Confirmed Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, combined with President Trump's unsubstantiated allegations that massive illegal voting was the reason he lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton, have heightened concerns regarding election integrity.

The meeting begins at 9:30 am in the banquet room at the Sharp Park Golf Course Restaurant. Breakfast is available at $12, or continental at $6 or just coffee at $3. However, no purchase is necessary and the meeting is free and open to the general public."

Submitted by Connie Menefee, President Pacifica-Daly City Democrats

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Careful ballot processing.
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Reference. Office, San Mateo County Official Election/Shape the Future.  CA Senate Bill, B-450 Elections: vote by mail voting and mail ballot elections.

Related. San Mateo County. Verified Voting Foundation/Voting News/Jim Irizarry, linked to The Almanac/Dave Boyce, 11/17/15, "Voter turnout rises in 'all-mail' ballot election."  Brennan Center for Justice, "Myth of Voter Fraud."  ACLU Oppose Voter ID Legislation Fact Sheet.  Recent articles The New York Times, 7/22/17 "The bogus voter-fraud commission." The Atlantic, 7/26/17, "What's the Real Goal of Trump's Voter-Fraud Commission?"

Note photographs/graphics.  Vote here from KRON 4/Emily Kirschenheuter, 6/8/16,"San Mateo County: Supes race head to runoff ..." Processing ballots from Mercury News/Eric Kurhi, 10/9/17. "Santa Clara County Officials vow to keep polls free from fraud, intimidation."  No fraud zone from Kappit Fraud Jokes.

 Posted by Kathy Meeh

Sunday, August 13, 2017

City Council meeting Monday, August 14, 2017

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, 08/14/17. 

Interactive City Council Agenda, 8/14/16.    City Council Agenda, 8/14/17, pdf pages 552.

Closed session, 5:30 p.m. 1.  Government code 54956.8, property negotiations: price and terms of payment discussion: a portion of 540 Crespi Drive, APN 022-162-420.
2. Government code 54956.8, property negotiations: instructions to negotiators, price and terms of payment, 2212 Beach Boulevard: Friend Development Group LLC, a Delaware LLC. 

Open session, 7:00 p.m.
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Item 13.  Local Coastal Plan.
Protect our Sharp Park community.
Call to order, roll call, salute to flag.  Closed Session report. Special presentations: none. Proclamation: none.
Consent Calendar 
1.     Approval of financial disbursements 6/15/17 - 7/15/17, report. a)  FY 2017-2018, b)  FY 2016-2017.
2.     Approval of City Council meeting Minutes, report. a) 7/24/17.
3.     Proclamation confirming existence of a local emergency" Pacifica coastline from Westline Drive to the end of Beach Blvd., report. a) bluff failure photographs, 8-1-17.
4.     Ordinance second reading amending election information disclosure: including publication and reporting of campaign contributions, and independent expenditures over $5,000, report/Ordinance.
5.     Repeal and rescind the temporary rent increase moratorium ordinance, second reading, report/Ordinance.
6.     Resolution contract with SM County Human Services Agency to provide out-of-school STEM hands-on learning for Elementary/Middle School youth (50% match), funding award $34,976, report/Resolution.
7.     Approve SM County Office of Education contracts, providing child care, development services, preschool classes (CSPP), FY 2017-18:  CA State grant $279,023, report/Resolution. a)  Contract, 7/1/17 - 6/30/18.
8.     Approve job description for Senior Planner, report/Resolution. a) Senior Planner job description.
9.     Award FY 2016-17 Collections System Project construction contract to C2R Engineering, Inc., $482,820, report. a) C005D Contract.
10.    Approve Bay City Electric Works purchase order for an 80 KW Kohler power system generator and transfer switch; and Calcon Systems, Inc. for installation at the David Davis Lift Station, report. a)  Bay City Electric Works (Kohler generator), $54,870. b) Calcon contract, $41,485.
11.     Approve Raney Planning & Management, Inc., second amendment to city-wide planning consultant agreement: increase budget $100,000, total contract not to exceed $250,000, report. a) Second amendment agreement. 
Communications - Public (Oral); City Council; City Staff.

Public hearings
12.    Municipal Code regulation amendments, permitting electric vehicle charging spaces and charging stations, report/Ordinance text amendments. a) Plug-in electric vehicle sales graph, 2011-17.  b) CA Assembly Bill 1236. 
Consideration
13.   Complete an update of the Draft Local Coastal Plan, report. a)  Request for Proposals, 6/28/17, pdf pages 59. Proposals, 7/24/17:  b) ESA, pdf pages 84. c)  Revell Coastal, pdf pages 60. d)  Standard consultant contract, pdf pages 11.
14.   Aircraft flying into and from San Francisco International Airport, future potential action, report. a)  FAA Initiative to address regional noise. b) Congressional letter, 7/28/17. c) Roundtable Legislative Subcommittee Meeting Summary. d)  Letter from Elizabeth Lewis, Roundtable Chairperson. e)  SFO Community Roundtable Annual Work Plan, 7/1/17 - 6/30/17.
15.   Appointments to the Beautification Advisory Committee; Parks, Beaches & Recreation Commission; Open Space & Parkland Advisory Committee; Planning Commission, report. Applicants: a)  Beautification Advisory Committee. b) Parks, Beaches & Recreation Commission. c)  Open Space & Parkland Advisory Committee. d)  Planning Commission. 
16.   Adopt resolution approving the City investment policy, report/Resolution. a) COP Investment Policy 2017.
17.    Flood damage prevention ordinance, report. a)  Proposed Ordinance. b) Existing Ordinance.
Adjourn.      Note: photograph #3 from California Beaches/Sharp Park Beach, Pacifica, CA.
 
Posted by Kathy Meeh

Sunday, August 6, 2017

More "world class" economic development: dog surfing


San Francisco/SF Gate/Steve Rubenstein/Staff Writer, 8/5/17, "Surfing dogs show up to ride the waves at Pacifica beach," includes 55 slides by Paul Chinn/Chronicle; David McNew/Getty.

 

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I  be cool...
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 Surfing with my human.
"It Dogs, who will do anything to please the folks on the other end of the leash, proved it Saturday (8/5/17) in Pacifica by jumping onto surfboards and attempting, much as humans do, not to fall off.was the best show in town, and it was free. Hundreds of people who had never before seen a dog ride a surfboard — along with one whale, who lingered offshore and watched from a respectful distance — showed up to witness the miracle. .... It was billed as the second annual World Dog Surfing Championships. Linda Mar State Beach was full of people and dogs, and many of the dogs were wearing sunglasses, wetsuits, clothing and fancy hairdos, it being that sort of occasion.
 .... Three dozen dogs were entered in the contest, about five times as many as last year. Dog surfing is catching on, promoters say. There are contests all over Southern California, each claiming to be a world championship.  Last year’s Pacifica champion, Abbie the Australian Kelpie, was lying quietly on the sand, awaiting her turn.
 
....On the beach, the fans were delighted and did not appear eager to leave, although the whale departed after a short visit. One of the dogs was to be the champion while the others would not, although the judges — taking a cue from the competitors — were still scratching their heads over the matter at press time."  Read article.

Note photographs. Guardian with surfing dog from CA Adventure Sports Journal, 8/5/17,"2d Annual World Dog Surfing Championships."  Cool dog by Rachael Myrow/KQED from SF Gate/Alyssa Pereira, 7/8/17,"Hang loose at next month's Dog Surfing Championships in Pacifica."

Posted by Kathy Meeh