Seriously, does Dan Stegink and his NIMBY friends care about facts they don't make-up for the "don't build anything, and don't fix anything" cause they do support? I don't think so.
Pacifica Tribune/Jane Northrop, Staff Writer, update 9/7/16. "Safety of proposed new library site for flooding is questioned."
|Proposed Palmetto Avenue library. Fix the seawall,|
save West Sharp Park, build the Library, bring
a better City. Vote YES on Ballot Measure N.
Sue Beckmeyer, chair, Pacificans for the New Library, responded, “The statement in question refers to a letter from the California Coastal Commission—and to other third-party experts—who have indicated the Palmetto Avenue site for the new library is appropriate and safe for a variety of reasons.
These experts validate that (1) building a library on that site is an appropriate use under the Coastal Act, and (2) it is safe to build on this site, and any development placed here will not be harmed by potential coastal hazards including tides, waves, and sea level rise, tsunamis, and bluff erosion. To address potential coastal hazards including tides, waves, and sea level rise, the city commissioned a study by Moffatt & Nichol, an internationally recognized firm that specializes in the planning and design of facilities that shape and serve our coastlines. Their June 2016 technical report ‘Coastal Hazards Study, 2212 Beach Boulevard’ addresses potential coastal hazards including tides, waves, and sea level rise, tsunamis and bluff erosion in exhaustive detail. A comprehensive presentation of the findings of the study was provided at the City Council meeting on July 21, 2016, and can be found on the Pacifica Community Television." Read article.
Reference. YouTube channel/Education, Special City Council Meeting/Consideration Item 1 "Proposed Library Ballot Measure", 7/21/16, "Moffatt and Nichol Ecological Report", Dilip Trivedi, here, (from the article). The Report begins 29:47 - 50:00 minutes, then City Council and other comments follow. The studies indicate sand plus seawall in front of the Beach Blvd site should protect potential development; the Coastal Commission approval allows more so commercial, less so residential. Related, comments. Dan Stegink's comments against the proposed Library project, 2:20 - 2:22 minutes. Stegink and some of his friends have continued to speak against Beach Blvd and Library development in this location, at prior City Council meetings; and they have dismissed the findings of official sea level studies. Also see pacifica.city/Dan Stegink, 8/29/16, "Coastal Commission denies vetting Beach Blvd property as safe from flooding or other coastal hazard risk", presented with no date, no linked letter, refers to "we" (who is "we")?
Related, City. Fix Pacifica reprint, Special City Council meeting, 7/21/16, proposed Library ballot measure, YouTube full meeting, 7/21/16, 3:13 minutes. The project. City of Pacifica, CA/The New Library. Note photograph from this City link. City Consultant. Moffatt and Nichol/about, ".... specialized expertise in structural, coastal, and civil engineering; environmental sciences; economics analysis; inspection & rehabilitation; and program management solutions."
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