Thursday, October 19, 2017

This is what cities run by extreme ideologues waste their time on


It's nice to see little ole po-dunk Pacifica entering the national political battle field. I can't think of anything more important to burn dollars on paying attorneys to draw up fancy lawyer-speak  that  puts a bull's-eye on Pacifica's ass. Not crumbling infrastructure, dilapidated streets, or sea walls falling into the ocean threatening thousands of residents homes and businesses isn't as important. Way to go Despicable Three. Keeping it classy and focused. 


Council agenda, 10/23/2017.


NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PACIFICA HEREBY RESOLVES to call upon the United States House of Representatives to support a resolution authorizing and directing the House Committee on the Judiciary to investigate whether sufficient grounds exist for the impeachment of Donald J. Trump, President of the United States, including but not limited to the allegations listed herein; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED to call upon the California Legislature to adopt its own resolution calling upon the United States House of Representatives to support a resolution authorizing an investigation into whether sufficient grounds exist for the impeachment of Donald J. Trump, President of the United States; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be transmitted officially to Congresswoman Jackie Speier, the City of Pacifica’s representative to the United States House of Representatives; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of this resolution be transmitted officially to State Assembly member Kevin Mullen; and to State Senator Jerry Hill, the City of Pacifica’s representative to the California Legislature; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of this resolution be transmitted officially to United States’ Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris, and to United States’ Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Submitted by Jim Wagner

Measure G (marijuana operations tax) forum, this Saturday, October 21, 2017

 
Pacifica-Daly City Democrats Club email/H.J. Crow, 10/17/17.
 
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6% marijuana operation tax,
maybe more later, worth it?
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Our economy is our weed,
might as well tax it.
"This Saturday, October 21the Pacifica - Daly City Democrats Club monthly meeting will host a Forum on Measure G (on the November 7 ballot), “An ordinance establishing a Marijuana Operations Tax” in Pacifica. Although no written opposition argument was submitted on Measure G, the forum promises to be a lively and informative discussion on a wide range of issues related to our community and marijuana, including the ordinances regulating marijuana operations in Pacifica. 

If Measure G passes, how will this impact our community?
Panelists from local cannabis dispensaries, Pacifica’s Chamber of Commerce, and the educational community, as well as audience members, will undoubtedly voice a variety of opinions on these topics. 
The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. in the rear 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 of the Pacifica-Daly City Democrats

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Reference.  Ballotpedia, 9/24/17,/local ballot measures/Measure G/Marijuana operation tax.     Note photographics: Piggy from Pulse marijuana Packing Company, ".... Medical Marijuana Tax Deduction?"  Ben Franklin from Wonderland Collective/Cannabis 101, 7/3/17,"How Nevada Plans To Use Their Marijuana Tax Revenue."  Disclaimer:  the photographs and captions attitude are that of the poster (below), and were not provided by the Club or Forum members..  

Posted by Kathy Meeh

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Planning Commission Monday, October 16, 2017

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: City Council Agendas, and City Planning Commission.  Channel 26 television schedule, see Monday, 10/16/17.  



270 Sterling Ave, PACIFICA, CA 94044
Item 1.  Goodbye ugly!
New future coming.

New Public Hearings 
CDP-389-17.  Demolish a condemned single-family Pedro Point residence building, 270 Sterling Avenue (APN 023-023-040), report, pdf pages 8.  Attachments: a) Land use zoning exhibit map.  b) Resolution, pdf pages 7.  c) Photographs (4). d)  Demolition plan graphic.
Communications:  Planning Commission, Staff, Adjourn.  

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Reference,  Item 1. 270 Sterling Avenue, Pedro Point street location, Google map.  Note photograph, 270 Sterling Avenue 2 of 2 from Redfin/Amy Brenner, REA.

Reference, development/planning acronyms.  APN, Assessor's parcel number, CDP, Coastal Development permit. CZ, (Coastal Zone Combining) zoning districts. LDR, low density residential.  PE, Parking Exception. PSD, Site Development permit. PV, Variance. S, Sign permit. SP, Specific Plan. RIA, Rent Increase Application.  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 exemption, section 15301. Freestanding single-family residences set-back and parking, C-1, neighborhood commercial, R1, single-family residential, Reference.com. S, City of Pacifica Sign ordinance.  CA code, accessory (second residential) dwelling units, 65852.2.  Zoning/Planning Handouts, City of Pacifica.   

Posted by Kathy Meeh

Friday, October 13, 2017

California cities get next year’s pension bill. ‘It’s not sustainable,’ Sacramento official says

The Sacramento region’s largest local governments will see pension costs go up by an estimated 14 percent next fiscal year, starting a series of annual increases that many city officials say are “unsustainable” and will force service cuts or tax hikes.
The increases come after CalPERS in December reduced the expected rate of return from investments, forcing local governments and other participants in the state’s retirement plan to pay more to cover the cost of pensions.
In recent months, local governments have found out just how much more they can expect to pay as CalPERS sent them notices of estimated costs. Ten of the largest local governments in the capital region can expect to pay a total of $216 million to CalPERS in fiscal 2018-19, an increase of $27 million over this year. Nearly half of that increase will be borne by one local government – the city of Sacramento.
Responding to widespread concerns from local government officials, CalPERS agreed to spread higher costs over eight years. That means cities will see rate hikes each year that are similar to this year’s, assuming that the fund’s investments make 7 percent annually under the new expected rate of return.
Submitted by Mark Stechbart

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Daly City, San Mateo County officials rebuff rent control, other onerous policies


October 4, 2017

During a meeting attended by more than 150 members of the rental housing industry, the Daly City City Council last week rejected the idea of rent control and a number of other onerous housing policies.

On a 3-1 vote on Sept. 25, the council also dismissed policies such as just-cause eviction, relocation assistance, mandatory acceptance of Section 8 vouchers and the creation of a rent registry.

At issue was whether to include these policies as part of Daly City’s Assessment of Fair Housing Report (AFH). The report is a comprehensive study on a jurisdiction’s housing barriers, a routine process required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for jurisdictions that receive federal grants.

Had the fair housing plan been adopted by the City Council as presented by city staff, Daly City would have been required to begin studying these policies as early as September 2018.

The California Apartment Association and coalition partners mobilized members to attend the meeting and speak out against the punitive mandates.

“We understand that the city wants to address the city’s housing needs and we should. However, this is not the right approach,” Rhovy Lyn Antonio, CAA’s vice president of public affairs, told the council. Policies like rent control have been proven to be a failure in every city where it’s been adopted. It does not build one single unit of housing nor guarantees that the rent controlled unit goes to a household with low income.


Submitted by Victor Spano

Sunday, October 8, 2017

City Council meeting Monday, October 9, 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, 10/09/17. 

Interactive City Council agenda, 10/9/17.     City Council agenda, `10/9/17, pdf pages 74. 

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NIMBIES:  Wow, we found Pacifica...
that must mean we own it.
Open session, 7:00 p.m.  Call to order, roll call, salute to flag.  Closed Session: none; report none.  Special presentations: none listed.   

Consent Calendar 
1.     Approval of financial disbursements, FY 2017-18, report:  a)  9/12/17 - 9/15/17.
2.     Continuing proclamation: existence of a local emergency, Westline Drive to end of Beach Blvd, report. a) bluff failure photographs, 10/2/17.
3.     2nd reading, adopt accessory dwelling unit ordinance revisions (exempt from CEQA), conforming with CA state legislature government code 6585D2.2. Report/ordinance, pdf pages 31.
4.     2nd reading, adopt Sanctuary City ordinance, municipal code: chapter 16, title 4. Report/ordinance, pdf pages 10.  a) Federal funds 2017-19, awarded, not expended/reimbursed, potential liability $2,928,253.
Oral communications. Public; Council, Staff.  
 

Public hearings 
5.    Municipal code clarification of maintenance and repair for side sewer laterals which connect to City sewers: property owners are responsible, report. a) Wastewater ordinance amendments.  b) Pacifica Tribune hearing notice, week of 9/20/17. 

Consideration 
6.     Recology of the Coast rate adjustment, 2018, report/resolution.  a)  Public hearing 12/11/17/collection cost changes 1/1/18.  b) Protest hearing procedure.
7.     Vacancy appointments to committees and commissions, report.   a) Beautification Advisory Committee.  b) Emergency Preparedness & Safety Commission.  c) Economic Development Committee.  d) Planning Commission.
Adjourn.     Note graphic from Liberty Voice/Beth Balen, 10/7/14, "Columbus Day Controversy ..." 

Posted by Kathy Meeh

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Pacifica being sued for non-ADA compliance at City Hall


I wonder how much it will cost to become ADA compliant at city hall! 

whatever it is we don't have the money to do it. maybe one of the local contractors will do it on credit!

www.fixpacifica.com/docs/17-civ-05726-complaint.pdf

Submitted by Jim Wagner

Monday, October 2, 2017

AND NERO FIDDLED


Many are asking what our new council majority has on their agenda. We see the deterioration of our infrastructure growing worse every day. Parts of Linda Mar Bl are almost undriveable. 

The mud slide on Highway 1 at Vallemar hasn’t been dealt with. What’s going to keep that from sliding more this winter, creating road blockages and long delays. 

These delays cost money. Lost production, opportunities lost, or just our time. 

That’s worth something. Who’s dealing with the failing sea wall on beach bl.? People’s homes are at risk. Where’s the urgency? Where’s our council’s focus? 
 

Recent headlines in the Tribune may offer a clue:

Referendum kills council’s end run on rent control” 05/31/2017

Sanctuary City law is brewing” 08/16/2017

Controversial coastal consultant picked” 08/23/2017

City eyes tax money from Airbnb” 09/06/2017

Council seeks limits on payday lenders” 09/20/2017

I see a common theme here. I don’t see a positive agenda. I see social reconstruction that is damaging this town. 
 

I’d rather see headlines like:

Council gives the go ahead to work force housing project”

Cal Trans to permanently repair Vallemar cut” 
 
Council chooses well known Coastal Mitigation firm”

Council embraces business” 
 
I’m concerned with the direction this council has led us for this year of the new majority. I’m not buying in. Pacifica needs a council that understands the vast majority of us just want our city to run well. We don’t understand the need for Sanctuary City here. The state is a sanctuary state. We don’t understand the need for our city to advocate to congress the impeachment of Trump. Aren’t there enough of those advocates out there. Why be a target. For what purpose. 
 
Pacifica is being broken and I’m concerned. 

Submitted by 
Jim Wagner

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Planning Commission meeting, Monday October 2, 2017

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: City Council Agendas, and City Planning Commission.  Channel 26 television schedule, see Monday, 10/02/17.   



Friday, September 29, 2017

ICE is targeting sanctuary cities for arrests. Is this what Pacifica is in for?


Federal immigration officials in the Bay Area arrested 27 people this week, most with past criminal convictions, as part of a national sweep targeting cities that prohibit cooperation between local law enforcement and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency said Thursday.

The arrests in San Francisco, San Jose, Sunnyvale and Morgan Hill — and more than 100 in Los Angeles — were part of a four-day sweep that began Sunday. Overall, ICE officials acting in eight states and Washington, D.C., arrested 498 people from 42 countries who were in the United States illegally.

Of those, 181 had no previous criminal conviction, according to ICE. The remaining 317 had been convicted of crimes ranging from trespassing to rape, with the largest single offense driving under the influence.

“Sanctuary jurisdictions that do not honor (detention requests) or allow us access to jails and prisons are shielding criminal aliens from immigration enforcement and creating a magnet for illegal immigration,” ICE Acting Director Tom Homan said in a statement. “As a result, ICE is forced to dedicate more resources to conduct at-large arrests in these communities.”

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Posted by Steve Sinai

Monday, September 25, 2017

City Council meeting, Monday, September 25, 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, 09/25/17.  

Interactive City Council Agenda, 9/25/17.       City Council Agenda, 9/25/17, pdf pages 406.

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Communications: Fog Fest was fun!
Closed Session, 5:30 p.m.
A.   Government code 54956.8, property negotiations, instructions to negotiators, price and terms of payment:  Friend Development Group LLC, a Delaware LLC, 2212 Beach Boulevard.  
B.   Government code 54956.8, property negotiations, price and terms of payment:  Illard Tong, 310 Esplanade (APN 009-413-010) and 320 Esplanade (APN 009-413-020). 

Open session, 7:00 p.m.
Call to order, roll call, salute to flag.  Closed Session report. 
Special presentations:  1) Fire Prevention month; 2) Local business, Royal Bee Yarn Company, Kelly and Tony Corten.

 Consent Calendar 
1.     Approval of financial disbursements FY 2017-18,
report.  a) 9/7/17.
2.     Approval of City Council meeting Minutes, report.  a) 9/11/17.
3.     Response to SM County Grand Jury report, "A delicate balance: privacy vs. protection", report.  a)  GJ report.  b)  GJ response letter.
4.     Adopt resolution: Recreation Manager job description. a) Report/resolution.  b) Job description.
5.     Adopt Senate Bill (SB) 1, highway/street repair proposed project List.  a) Resolution. b)  Project list: Manor Dr/Paloma Av Bridge deck repair; citywide curb ramps; Palmetto sidewalk, FY 2017-18 pavement rehabilitation.
6.     Community Center event usage fee waiver:  Pacificans Care, 10th annual Speakeasy Night fundraiser, report.
7.     500 Esplanade coastal protection rock revetment repair project:  contract award to Michael Roberts Construction, Inc., $1,425,534.28 from Fund 38, the Disaster Accounting Fund (90% reimbursement from City insurance and CA Disaster Assistance Act, CDAA), report. a) Construction services agreement. 
8.     Resolution to develop a green stormwater infrastructure plan: SF Bay Regional Water Quality Control/Municipal Regional Permit (MRP), provision C.3.j.:  $50,000 from Stormwater Fund 16, (estimated total cost $200,000, report/resolution. a) SM countywide workplan.
9.     Approve wet weather equalization basin project amendment 3, further environmental impact evaluation: Terraphase Engineering, amount $20,000 (total $113,783), report.  a) Contract agreement.
Oral communications. Public; Council, Staff.
 
Public hearings
10.    Amend various municipal text (TA) codes for accessory dwelling/secondary residential units to conform with CA legislative code 65852.2 (affecting residential property Citywide), report.
a)  Proposed ordinance.  Planning Commission:  b) resolution.  c) report 4/17/17.  d) report 7/17/17.  e) report 8/21/17.  f) Minutes 4/17/17.  g) Minutes 7/17/17.  h) Minutes 8/21/17.  i)  Written public comments.  j)  CA state: AB 2299 and SB 1069 legislation.  k) City: existing regulations.  l) Map: transit 1/2 mile poximity.

Consideration
11.    Emergency Preparedness and Safety Commission (EPC) 2017 Annual Report, City report. a)  Commission report. b)  EPC Final 9/25/17.
12.    Economic Development Committee (EDC) Annual Report, City report.
13.    Ordinance making Pacifica a Sanctuary City, report/ordinance.  a)  Federal expenditures 2017- 2018- and 2018 - 2019.  b)  Senate Bill No. 54
14.    CalPERS reduction in discount rate, annual impact, report.  a) Bartel Associates: actuarial issues. 
15.    City homeless issues, report.  a) Homeless Count (1 day).  b) Outreach Team Mid-Year Report FY 2016-17.
Adjourn.     Note Fog Fest photograph from Pinterest, with link to  Pacific coast fogfest 9/23-24, 2017. 

Posted by Kathy Meeh