Saturday, October 22, 2016
Pacifica Tribune/Letters to the Editor, print edition, 10/19/16. "Good investment" by Cynthia Sevenants.
"Dear Editor, I don't usually support bond measures, but this November, I will vote Yes on Measure N to strengthen local library services here in Pacifica.
I live in Park Pacifica and I frequent Sanchez Library when I can get there after work. Of course, I have to remember that it's closed on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays and is only open late on Mondays (if there isn't a holiday). How convenient that our new library will be open seven days a week.
Sanchez may be convenient (when it's open) but it's a rather sad building with everyone on top of each other because there is no 'real' room for children's activities, teens and adults to spread out. And Sharp Park-- the musty, moldy smell is enough to get us folks with allergies wheezing in no time.
Libraries speak volumes about who we are as a community. Are we small and run-down? Do we stay stuck with the status quo and fall behind the times? Do we stay stuck with the status quo and fall behind the times? Or are we proud Pacificans that believe in and are willing to invest in a 21st century library that will be capable of providing the services that will allow our community to continue to thrive? Measure N invests in a quality library in our beloved Pacifica. I hope you join me in voting Yes."
Reference. City of Pacifica, proposed new library. Related. Libraries. Facebook (some activities). Sharp Park, Sanchez. Support organizations. Pacifica Library Foundation. Facebook. Note graphics. "Yes on N" from Our Library Our Pacifica, FPPC#1359429. Sq. graph from Library Foundation FAQS.
Posted by Kathy Meeh
Friday, October 21, 2016
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.
Interactive City Council Agenda, 10/24/16. City Council Agenda, pdf pages 105.
|Item 5. Recology of the Coast, 5 year extended contract.|
Open session, 7 p.m. Call to order, roll call, salute to flag. Closed Session report. Special Presentations.
Closing the Jobs-Housing gap, Jessica Mullin.
San Mateo County Library Annual Report, Julie Finklang.
1. Approval of disbursements, report. a) 10/01/16 - 10/15/16.
2. Approval of City Council meeting Minutes, report. a) 9/26/16, b) 10/10/16.
3. Part-time salary schedule update (10/29/16), 35 classifications. Resolution. a) Hourly salary range schedule.
|Item 6. Adopt our CITY Goals and Work Plan, our small world.|
Communications - Public (Oral); City Council; City Staff. Public Hearings, none.
5. Recology of the Coast 5 year extension through 12/31/22 request, (first amended franchise agreement). Resolution, pdf pages 5: Local residential services and rate comparison, pages 2,3. Annual fiscal impact paid to the City from Recology: Franchise fee, $805,000; Frontierland Park Remediation Fee, $75,000; mandated AB939 recycling program, $30,000, pages 3, 4. Resolution, page 5.
6. Adopt City Council Goals and Work Plan, 2016-17, report. a) Draft Goals and Work Plan, 2016-17.
Reference, Item 5. City and Recology of the Coast recycling program. City of Pacifica, CA - Residential Recycling. Related, Recology of the Coast Facebook.
Note photograph and graphic. Recology truck, facepage image to Recology of the Coast, waste zero. Item 6, Goals, facepage to The International Symposium on Globalization and Media in Asia.
Posted by Kathy Meeh
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Pacifica Tribune Letters to the Editor, 10/7/16. "Much thanks" by Timothy Buell
|Ocean View Senior Apartments|
555 Crespi Drive
|Pacific Oaks Senior Apartments|
750 Oddstad Avenue
Reference. City of Pacifica, CA - Information & Referrals. "Housing. Pacifica is home to four independent living senior housing communities..." Oceana Terrace (Mercy Housing, Ocean View Senior Apartments (Bridge Housing), Pacific Oaks Senior Apartments (Bridge Housing), and Casa Pacifica. .... "Bridge Housing strengthens communities by developing, owning and managing high-quality, affordable homes for working families and seniors." ... Who we are: "affordable housing." Deacon Construction, Inc.
Related. San Mateo County Health System/Seniors and People with Disabilities, "Low cost homes/housing units." Related article, Fix Pacifica reprint. The Daily Journal/Bill Silverfarb, 9/25/15, "Housing task force launches: Group to brainstorm solutions to gap between jobs and housing."
Note photographs. Pacific Oaks Senior Apartments from the County of San Mateo/Department of Housing, "Waiting List". Ocean View Senior Apartments from the Ocean View reference link above.
Posted by Kathy Meeh
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
2016 Election Central, 2016 Presidential Debate Schedule, including video of the first two presidential debates, 9/26/16 and 10/9/16.
|3rd Presidential Debate Mop-up|
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Third presidential debate
Time: 9pm ET (8pm CT, 7pm MT, 6pm PT)
Moderator: Chris Wallace, Anchor, Fox News Sunday
Location: University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
The format for the third debate will be identical to the first 2016 presidential debate. .... "The first debate will be divided into six time segments of approximately
15 minutes each on major topics to be selected by the moderator and
announced at least one week before the debate. The moderator will open
each segment with a question, after which each candidate will have two
minutes to respond. Candidates will then have an opportunity to respond
to each other. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the
segment for a deeper discussion of the topic." Read more.
Reference. Fox News Insider, "Fair and Balanced! Chris Wallace Moderates the Final Debate on Fox News", 10/10/16. .... "Wallace has announced the topics, which will be discussed in six 15-minute segments: 1) Debt and entitlements; 2) Immigration; 3) Economy' 4) Supreme Court; 5) Foreign hot spots; 6) Fitness to be President. He said these chosen topics may be altered depending on news events leading up to the event. "
Related. Where to view the debate, television or internet. Observer Business and Tech/Livestream/Brady Dale, 10/17/16, "How to watch the final presidential debate online, just use YouTube." "Thank goodness, this endless election is nearly over. The final presidential debate before Election Day will take place this Wednesday night, at 9PM ET/ 6PM PT, moderated by Fox News’ Chris Wallace. Every single major broadcaster will air it, including all the major television networks, C-SPAN, PBS and CNN, among others. If you don’t have a television and rely on an internet connection for all your media, the debate will be live on multiple streams on YouTube, according to the service’s official blog.
Related. A young man's research and opinion. Policy.Mic/Tom McKay, staff writer, 10/15/16, "Oct. 19 debate guide: Here's what to know for Wednesday's presidential debate showdown.". .... "The occasion will be moderated by Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace, who has said media figures are too easy on Trump in the past. .... Oh, well. Trump still has Reince Priebus on his side, for all the good that's going to do him."
Note photographs. Hillary mopping up by "The Ale Party (TAP) FB from Daily Kos/Leslie Salzillo, 9/26/16, "In case you missed the first debate, here's what Hillary did for 90 minutes (Image)"
Posted by Kathy Meeh
Monday, October 17, 2016
Attend in person, 2212 Beach Boulevard, 2nd floor. Or, view on local television or live feed Pacificcoast.TV, (formerly pct26.com). If 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/Planning Commission.
|Item 1: Palmetto Avenue Streetscape began|
early June, 2013 with utility undergrounding.
1. Palmetto Streetscape Project.
Continued public hearings
2. Middle Ridge Trail, Pedro Point Headlands (area owned by the State of CA), grading and landscaping.
3. 3-story. 4-unit apartment building (4009 Palmetto Avenue), new construction.
Reference, Item 1 (above), City of Pacifica, Palmetto Streetscape Project. Related article. Mercury News/Jane Northrop/Special to the Pacifica Tribune 6/4/13, updated 8/12/16, "Utility undergrounding begins on Palmetto Avenue." The undergrounding of the utilities officially began with the unveiling of a sign at Brighton Park that announced work will commence on this first portion of the new streetscape along Palmetto Avenue. At the ceremony that kicked off the work, city personnel, City Council, and city business leaders joined representatives from PG&E to commemorate this milestone in what will eventually be a whole new look for Palmetto Avenue. The area will be tied together with attractive landscaping, including planters and street trees, light poles, pedestrian friendly benches, parking enclosures and other details that will identify Palmetto as an historic area and an inviting “Main Street” shopping district. 'We have been working on this since the 1990s,' said Pacifica Mayor Len Stone. 'And now, in a couple years, we are going to have a whole new Palmetto.' ” Note the photograph from the article was taken by Jane Northrop. "City Council members, left to right, Sue Digre, Mary Ann Nihart, Karen Ervin, Len Stone, Mike O’Neill and City Manager Steve Rhodes."
Posted by Kathy Meeh
The Daily Journal/Samantha Weigel, 10/8/16. "Pillar Point bluffs preserved in perpetuity: County parks, nonprofit Peninsula Open Space District partner to link coastal trail."
|Pillar Point bluffs aerial view.|
|Pillar Point bluff above Mavericks.|
The goal has been to complete the beloved California Coastal Trail, and this segment will help preserve access to the bluff tops near the infamous Mavericks surf break. “From vision to uninterrupted bluff trail, it has taken nearly four decades to make what was once a patchwork of private properties into one of the most beautiful segments of the 1,200-mile California Coastal Trail. First envisioned back in 1976 by San Mateo County Parks, POST could not be happier to have completed the transition of this property at long last for all to enjoy,” POST spokeswoman Marti Tedesco said in an email." Read article.
Related. Save Pillar Point/California Coastal Trail. Note photographs. Pillar Point Bluff sign (not found on the article or by itself) image to Coastsider/Barry Parr, 8/14/08, "POST breaks ground for new and improved trails at Pillar Point Bluff." Google Earth aerial view (8/08) found on "Save Pillar Point California Coastal Trail.
Posted by Kathy Meeh
Sunday, October 16, 2016
The Daily Journal/Samantha Weigel, 9/21/16. "Redevelopment abounds at San Mateo juncture: Station Park Green housing, Hines office complex under construction."
|Live, work, play if the job is right.|
|Commute in/out, or even better: bicycle.|
On Monday, San Mateo city officials gathered with the development community to commemorate the first of four buildings beginning to rise from the ground at Station Park Green. Owned by Essex Property Trust, the 12-acre site of the former Kmart will be transformed into a mixed-use 599-unit housing development with more than 2 acres of parks and open space.
|Recess is always the most fun.|
Reference. City of San Mateo, CA: Station Park Green mixed-use development; Hines 400 & 450 Concar Drive office development. Hines website: 400/450 Concar (at Hwy 101 & 92), "... 305,000 office space, 35,000 retail, 2 acres of open space, access to Caltrain, highway-orientated signage." Related. Caltrain Hayward Park Station, 401 Concar Drive. The Registry Bay Area Real Estate/News Release, 6/9/15, "Sares Regis Group Of Northern California to develop San Mateo site near Harward Park Caltrain Station." Hexagon Transportation Consultants, Inc., 10/19/12, pdf pages 5. "Rail corridor development plan and Bay Meadows Specific Plan EIR.".
Related. Nearby development on El Camono Real approved. San Mateo County Daily Journal, Samantha Weigel, 10/15/16. "Planners praise new high-density housing proposal..." .... "The Planning Commission voted 4-1 Thursday (10/13/16) to recommend approval of the transit-oriented Hillsdale Terrace; a housing proposal to construct 74 condominiums on a 1-acre site near the soon-to-be relocated Caltrain station. .... The proposed Hillsdale Terrace, just north of the Hillsdale Shopping Center, would be across from the future relocated Caltrain station. The potential residents might also have an easier time traversing to the massive Bay Meadows mixed-use development, as new grade separations are planned for 25th, 28th and 31st avenues at the train tracks."
Note photographs. Front of transit orientated development, 450 Concar Drive ,from San Mateo City Insider News and Events. Area graphic from The Registry/Nancy Amdur, 3/11/15, "San Mateo Transforming With Office, Residential Projects..." Office lobby space from Studio 216,"400/450 Concar. visualization."
Posted by Kathy Meeh