Monday, July 15, 2019

Democrats meeting this Saturday, July 20, 2019 - Our election security

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Election integrity: I can see Russia from the cloud.
At the monthly meeting of the Pacifica-Daly City Democrats Club this Saturday, July 20, elections integrity expert Brent Turner will speak to the club, explaining how our current election systems are vulnerable to foreign interference and why implementation of open source technology is necessary to secure the ballot box and provide complete transparency in our elections process. 

These topics are extremely important and timely reminders that the strength and survivability of our democracy depend on the security and trustworthiness of our voting systems. 

The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the rear banquet room at the Sharp Park Golf Course Restaurant.  A full 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 want to join or renew your membership in the Pacifica-Daly City Democrats for 2019, you can do so on Saturday by completing a membership application available at the sign-in table. 

Submitted by Connie Menefee, Vice President, Pacifica-Daly City Democrats Club
Reference. California Association of Voting Officials (CAVO).  Brent Turner,  Secretary.Mr. Turner is a graduate of Lincoln Law School in San Francisco and has a degree granted by University of San Diego in international legal studies from Oxford, England. Mr. Turner is a community activist whose efforts have included volunteer work for the homeless, children’s health and education, civil rights and environmental issues.  Mr. Turner was instrumental in the creation of the San Francisco County Voting Systems Task Force and has been a director of communications for Open Voting Consortium. Brent has been recognized as a ground breaking activist for sustainability, and dedicates himself to local, state and federal issues.       Note photograph from, "Q&A: How open source technology is shaking up the IT landscape.", Camilla Sharpe, 1/31/19.

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Friday, July 12, 2019

Planning Commission meeting, Monday July 15, 2019

Attend in person, 2212 Beach Boulevard, 2nd floor.  Or, view on local Pacific Coast television, PCT/Pacifica Channel 26PCT links to meeting videos: calendar, and recent coastside civic meeting videos. City Council and Planning Commission meetings usually begin at 7 p.m., or shortly there following.  City meeting agendas (current and archived) are available on the City meetings calendar.  City websites:  City Council, and Planning Commission.  

Interactive Planning Commission Agenda, 7/15/19     Planning Commission Agenda, pdf pages 130.

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Item 2, Salada Avenue. The lot location is a
nice walk to Beach Blvd and the pier area.
Open Session, 7:00 p.m.  Administrative: approval of order of agenda; draft Minutes. a) 6/17/19.  Designation of liaison to City Council meeting:  none. Consent items: none. Consideration items: none.  
Public oral communications. 

New Public hearings
1.   File 2019-010.  PSD-840--19.  Construction of an 855 sf second-story addition to an existing 1,752 sf, one-story single-family residence on a 5,120 sf nonconforming lot:  206 Calaveras Avenue (APN 018-131-050) Vallemar, report.  a) Resolution (draft) and COAs.  b) Land Use/Zoning.  c) Project plans.  d) Materials and colors (proposed).  e) Color rendering. 

2.    File 2017-021.  General Plan land use amendment: from medium density residential to high density residential, and zoning classification amendment from R-2 to R-3, allowing  Construction of a 1,398 SF two-story single-family residence on an existing 2,250 SF non conforming lot, and exception from the two-car garage off-street parking (for single-family residences) by providing one uncovered off-street parking space on a vacant lot located on the south side of Salada Avenue, 325 feet of west of Palmetto Avenue and south side of Salada Avenue intersection (APN 016-050-4000) West Sharp Park, report. a) Resolution (draft) and COAs. b) Land Use/Zoning. c) Revised Salada Beach Subdivision map/block 1, sheet 2.  d) Revised Salada Beach Subdivision map, sheet of 3.  e)  Project plans.

Communications:  Planning Commission, Staff.  Adjourn.

Reference, development/planning acronyms. 
ADU, Accessory dwelling unit cons
truction, APN, Assessor's parcel number.  CDP, Coastal Development permit.  COAs, conditions of approval.  CZ, (Coastal Zone Combining) zoning districts. DA, development agreement. DP, development permit. HDR, High density residential. GPA, General Plan Amendment.  LCP, Local Coastal Program.  LDR, low density residential.  MDR, medium density residential. MUP, Marijuana Use permit. PD, Planned Development.  PE, Parking Exception.  PSD, Site Development permit. PV, Permit Variance.  RIA, Rent Increase Application.  S, Sign permit. SE, Sign Exception. SF, square foot. SP, Specific Plan.  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 exemptions: existing facilities, section 15301; no significant effect section 15061(b)(3); 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(a).  Class 32, Infill Development projects, section 15332.  MND, Mitigated negative declaration. MMRP, Mitigation monitoring and reporting program.    MO-RB, Marijuana Operation-Rockaway Beach Overlay District.  MRO, Marijuana Retail Operation.  PMC, Pacifica Municipal Code.   R1, single-family residential,  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.  CA code, accessory (second residential) dwelling units, 65852.2.  Zoning/Planning Handouts, City of Pacifica.  RZ, rezoning. TBD, to be determined. TDR, transfer of development rights (urban planning).  City: Capital Improvement program (CIP), Title/Ordinances/Municipal Code. General Plan. (GP) update documents, background history.  Pacifica Municipal Code (PMC). Local Coastal Land Use Plan, (LCLUP), update documents.     Item 1 information and photograph of 206 Calaveras Avenue, found on Zillow.  Item 2 Salada Avenue west of Palmetto found on Google, also see Google map.    Note Photograph of Pacifica Pier is by Gurmeet Manku from,"Sharp Park Beach to Pacifica State Beach, 6/18/11. 
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