Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Democrats Club holds a City Council Candidates Forum, Saturday, September 19, 2020

You are invited....
 
PROGRAM:  Pacifica City Council Candidates Forum:  Districts 1 and 4.
And candidates for the San Mateo County College District Board, and the Jefferson Elementary School Board have been invited to introduce themselves, and share their goals if elected.  
 
Meet the Candidates button
City Council Candidates, General Election, 11/3/20.
DATE:  Saturday, September 19th
TIME:  9:30 a.m.
Join Zoom internet meeting by computer.  https://zoom.us/j/97873681500?pwd=blV1K3V2QVVna2xaOUFxZS9aNmlnZz09 
 
Meeting ID: 978 7368 1500.   Passcode: 081518
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Submitted by Suzan Getchell Wallace 

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Reference, City of Pacifica Municipal General Election, 11/3/20.  Qualified candidates who submitted statements:  District 1, Sue Vaterlaus; District 4: Tygarjas Twyrls Bigstyck, Mike Cohen, Marj Davis.  Election information and candidate filings.   District Election Map, and voting sequence,  2020, Districts 1 and 4; 2022; Districts 2,3,5. City Council terms are 4 years. Change to District Elections from the Map link: "On December 17, 2018, the City of Pacifica adopted Ordinance No. 839-C.S. approving the transition from at-large to by-district elections for the election of Pacifica City Councilmembers beginning with the general municipal election in November 2020 and thereafter. ...:"  

Note: graphic from a Rancho Palos Verdes, CA website archive, 10/5/17, "Long Point HOAs City Council Candidates Forum on October 11th." 

Posted by Kathy Meeh

Friday, September 11, 2020

City Council meeting, Monday September 14, 2020

This City Council meeting will be televised on local Pacific Coast Television PCT/Pacifica Channel 26 PCT also links their program calendar, and recent coastside civic meeting videos.   The City website will also livestream to this meeting.   Complying with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Disease Notice (fully detailed on page 1 of the City Council PDF link below):  this civic meeting will not be physically open to the public, and will be held by through teleconferencing.   
Public comments, see pages 1 and 2 of the pdf agenda below.  1) Live access is available through Zoom and dial-in: during the public comment period, press 9 to raise your hand; when called upon, provide the last 4 digits of your phone number.   Or, 2) comments for the record only prior to 4 pm date of the meeting may be submitted to publiccomment@ci.pacifica.ca.us.  1) In the subject line be sure to specify whether oral communications or an Agenda item and the number, 2) in the text include your full na
me, 3) limit your text to no more than 350 words.

Interactive City Council Agenda, 9/14/20.     City Council Agenda, 9/14/20, pdf pages 774

Closed Session, 5:30 p.m.  Government Code 54957:  Public employee performance evaluation: City Manager 
County to temporarily allow RVs to be used as dwellings on private property  | ClarkCountyToday.com
Item 13. Temporary RV permits on private property.

Open Session, 6:00 p.m.  Administrative: call to order, roll call, flag salute. Closed session report.
Special Presentations.  Proclamations: A. National Preparedness Month; B. International Peace Day 2020.
Consent Calendar
1.    Approval of financial disbursements (checks) from 8/1/20-8/15/20.  a) FY 19-20.  b) FY 20-21. 
2.   
Approval of Minutes:   a) Regular meeting, 8/24/20.  b) Special meeting, 8/25/20.
3.    Ratification of an Emergency Order due to COVID-19): Temporary closure
of beaches and beach parking facilities to the public, Sunrise 9/5/20 to sunrise 9/8/20, report/Resolution.  a) Emergency Order 2020-05. 
4.    Proclamation confirming existence of local emergency: Coastline from Westline Drive to the end of Beach Boulevard, report. a) Proclamation.
5.   
P
roclamation confirming existence of  local emergency: at Anza Pump Station, report.  a) Resolution 19-2020.
6.    Accept continued Proclamation of local emergency: Novel (new) Coronavirus (COVID-19),
report.  a) Resolution 18-2020, signed. 
7.     Authorize staff to submit contracts to San Mateo County Area Agency on Aging for Older American Act (OAA):  Grant funding for Senior Services transporation, congregate nutrition and home delivered meal programs, FY 2020-21, report.
8.    Award Verdant Project Management, LLC dba Verdant Energy Electric, contract for Calera Creek Water Recycling Plant Photovoltaic System Improvement Project: Phase 1, amount $3700, aprove total project budget $425,500, report.  a) Contract.
9.    Approve St. Francis Electric, LLC construction services agreement for traffic signal and street light services, report.  a) Agreement.
10.   Adopt Notice of Completion Resolution for Phase 1 of the Playground Improvement Project, report/Resolution.  a) Notice of Completion,Phase 1.
11.    Adopt a Keeping of Bees Ordinance ,amending Municipal Code 5-25.03, "Public Nuisance Conditions and 6-1.103 "Permits Required", finding adoption of the Resolution and introduction of the Ordinance exempt from CEQA, report, Ordinance. 
12.    Direction to Council voting delegate (Mayor Pro Tem Beckmeyer or alternative Councilmember O'Neill) to the 2020/Annual League of CA Cities Conference (held virtually from Sacramento), 10/7/20 - 10/9/20, to support the Assembly Resolution, report.  a) Resolution packet (guidelines and text).
Public oral communications (through Zoom and telephone)
 
Public Hearings 
13.    Introduction of an amendment to Municipal Code, Article 12, Chapter 7: Parking of oversized vehicles. Find exempt from CEQA, and provide direction for zoning code text amendments for private property host site temporary motor home permit parking. Report/Ordinance.  a) Host site amendments (draft).  b) 20 Driveway turning radius (20 ft), and slope tables.
14.   Consider Appeal of  a new Verizon wireless communication facility (canister antenna and equipment, mounted on an extension, top of an existing utility pole: Redwood Way and Lerida Way intersection, vicinity of 1307 Redwood Way. The wireless facility would be located in the public right-of-way, exempt from CEQA, Planning Commission approved the project 6/15/20, report.  a) City Council Resolution (draft).  Planning Commission: b) Resolution. c) Report t/15/20. d) Appeal form. e) Appellant Memo. f) Follow-up Appellant information, letters.p, 8/21/20.  g) Public comments.  h) Applicant (Verizon Wireless) Response, and support letters.
15.   Consider Appeal of construction of a three-story mixed-use building (known as 1300 Danmann), consisting of ground floor commercial space and six residential apartments:  north quadrant intersection of Kent Road and Danmann Avenue, 1200 block of Danmann, exempt from CEQA, report.
Consideration 
16.    Set the Public Hearing date for the Recology of the Coast rate adjustment for 2021, requested modification is 3.26%, report/Resolution.  a) Procedures for Protest.  b) Notice of Public Hearing, and Rate Schedule (proposed).
Adjourn.
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Related.  Special City Council CLOSED SESSION meeting, Special City Council meeting, 9/11/20.  Conference with legal counsel, significant anticipated litigation, CA Govt code 54956.9(d)(2)(e)(1).  "(d) (2). A point has been reached where, in the opinion of the legislative body of the local agency on the advice of its legal counsel, based on existing facts and circumstances, there is a significant exposure to litigation against the local agency. (e) (1). Facts and circumstances that might result in litigation against the local agency but which the local agency believes are not yet known to a potential plaintiff or plaintiffs, which facts and circumstances need not be disclosed."
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Note photograph of RV in driveway from Clark County TODAY, 5/6/20, "County to temporarily allow RVs to be used as dwellings on private property."
Posted by Kathy Meeh

Friday, September 4, 2020

Happy Labor Day weekend... with current news from our City Newsletter

Connect with Pacifica, including In the Spotlight/Kevin Woodhouse, City Manager 9/4/20, "Happy Labor Day".

"While the Coronavirus pandemic continues and future public health concerns and economic uncertainty hover over all of us, I recently undertook the City’s annual process of assembling the annual list of Significant Citywide Accomplishments. Reflecting back on Fiscal Year 2019-20 (July 2019 through June 2020) was insightful; Although the City’s priorities since March 2020 have been dominated by our Coronavirus response, before then and even continuing during the pandemic, the City Council, Commission and Committee volunteers, and City employees have accomplished so much, showing just how #PacificaStrong this organization and community are. 

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Enjoying our Holiday.. and avoiding the beach.

"I’m proud to serve here as your City Manager, and I look forward to another year during Fiscal Year 2020-21 filled with accomplishments reflecting progress towards the City Council Goals of Fiscal Sustainability, An Engaged Community, Stewardship of City Infrastructure, A Healthy and Compassionate Community, Environmental Sustainability, A Strong City Workforce Infrastructure, and Maintaining a Safe Community. Please let us know if you have comments or questions, and thank you for wanting to Connect with Pacifica."

List of topics that follow: In the Spotlight.  Complying with the COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act of 2020.  Governor Newsom Issues State of Emergency.  Flex Alert issued for Holiday Weekend, calling for energy conservation.  County COVID-19 data dashboard.  Senior Center virtual coffee Happy Hour.  Get your library books with curbside pickup!  Pacifica census challenge.  Make Pacifica better, join Flashvote!  Campaign 11/3/20 Campaign contributions summary.  PB&R Swim Terra Nova HS, limited.  Beach Boulevard Infrastructure Resiliency Project Community Workshop, 9/24/20, 6 pm.  September is National Suicide Prevention Month with link to our Police Department Crisis Intervention site. Ready, set, go (personal wildfire action plan) from North County Fire Authority. Receive emergency resident alerts from San Mateo County.  Press Release: FY 2019-20, Citywide Slurry Seal Project, 9/3/20 through 10/2/20 weather permitting: pavement along Terra Nova Blvd from Fassler Avenue to Oddstad Blvd; Oddstad Blvd from Terra Nova Blvd to North end; and Peralta Road from Crespi Dr to Linda Mar Blvd.  Temporary COVID-19 Outdoor Activities Program for businesses if they qualify.  Public Notice: Traffic Operational Systems Improvement Project (Caltrans) written comments deadline, 9/14/20.  District based City Council Elections, Districts 1 and 4.  Environmental Impact Report for Plan Pacifica General Plan and Sharp Park Specific Plan, public comment period 8/5/20 - 9/14/20.  City information and updates, COVID-19.          

Note: the Happy Labor Day, diverse occupation graphic is from from rawpixel, ID 845786.  

Posted by Kathy Meeh

Planning Commission Meeting, Tuesday September 8, 2020

This Planning Commission  meeting will be televised on local Pacific Coast Television PCT/Pacifica Channel 26 PCT also links their program calendar, and recent coastside civic meeting videos.   The City website will also livestream this meeting.   Complying with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Disease Notice (fully detailed on page 1 of the Planning Commission PDF link below):  this civic meeting will not be physically open to the public, and will be held by through teleconferencing.   
Public comments, see pages 1 and 2 of the pdf agenda below.  1) Live access is available through Zoom and dial-in: during the public comment period, press 9 to raise your hand; when called upon, provide the last 4 digits of your phone number.   Or, 2) comments for the record only prior to 4 pm date of the meeting may be submitted to publiccomment@ci.pacifica.ca.us.  1) In the subject line be sure to specify whether oral communications or an Agenda item and the number, 2) in the text include your full name, 3) limit your text to no more than 350 words.

Interactive Planning Commission Agenda, 9/8/20.   Planning Commission Agenda, 9/8/20, pdf pages 4.

Open Session, 7 p.m.  Administrative:  Approval of order of agenda.  Minutes (draft), none. Designation of liaison to City Council meeting, none.  Consent items, none.  Consideration items Consideration items, none. 

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Item 1. Vista Mar Project (4 duplex townhouses)

Continued Public hearing (from 8/3/20)
1.   File 2002-01.  PSD-714-02, UP-904-02, Tentative SUB-204-02; authorizations for heritage tree removal and logging operations 7 heritage trees and 50 non-heritage trees): Construction of "Vista Mar Project":  four new townhouse duplex buildings (two dwelling units each), and associated subdivision for condominium purposes.  The undeveloped lot is 53,000 sf (1.217 acres). located 250 feet south-east side of Monterey Road and Hickey Boulevard intersection (APN 009-381-010), Westview/Pacific Highlands, report.  a) Resolution and COAs (draft).  b) Land use/zoning.  c) Project plans (received 07-27-2020).  d) Project renderings.  e) Driveway corner sight distance analysis.  f) a not used link.    IS/MND: g) Responses to comments.  h) Errata.  i) Mitigation monitoring and reporting program.  j) Arborist report.  k) Public Comment. 
Communications:  Planning Commission, Staff.   Adjourn.  
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Related Vista Mar Project. City of Pacifica District News/Public Review, 1/13/20 - 2/13/20..  CA.Gov CEQA, review 1/13/20 -2/11/20.  Older: See Pacifica Riptide,"Vistamar development proposed on Monterey Road", 11/5/15, links to 1) initial City Press Release/Request for Proposals, 11/6/15;  2) Vistamar Townhomes website, 3) Title report, updated/amended 5/30/14.  Note graphic from the Pacifica Riptide posting, see the Vistamar website for more.

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ReferencePlanning acronyms highlighted as used in today's meeting.  ADU, Accessory dwelling unit. APN, Assessor's parcel number. CCC, CA Coastal Commission. CDP, Coastal Development permit.  COAs, conditions of approval.  CPUC, California Public Utilities Commission.  CZ, (Coastal Zone Combining) zoning districts. DA, development agreement. DP, development permit. ECR, Existing Conditions Report.  ESHA, environmentally sensitive habitat areas. GPA, General Plan Amendment. HDR, high density residential. IP, implementation plan. IS, initial study.  JADU, Junior accessory dwelling unit. LCP, Local Coastal Program.  LDR, low density residential.  LLC, limited liability company.  LUP, Land Use Plan. MDR, medium density residential.  PD, Planned Development.  PDA, Priority Development Area. PE, Parking Exception.  PSD, Site Development permit. PUE.
Public utilities easment. PV, Permit Variance.  RIA, Rent Increase Application.  RZ, rezoning.  S, Sign permit. SE, Sign Exception. SF or sf, square foot. SP, Specific Plan.  SUB, Subdivision. TA, text amendment (ordinance).  TBD, to be determined. TDR, transfer of development rights (urban planning).  TUP, Temporary use permit.  UP, Use permit.   CA code, accessory (second residential) dwelling units, 65852.2. WCF, Wireless communication facility.  Zoning: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).  CA CEQA: Guidelines (Adoption of Coastal Plans and Programs), Article 19, Categorical Exemptions:  Section 15265, CEQA does not apply to activities and approvals pursuant to the CA Coastal Act, but shall apply to certification of a local coastal program by the CCC.  Class 1 categorical exemptions:  existing facilities, section 15301; no significant effect section 15061 (b)(3); not a project, a review, section 15378, see (b)(4); Class 2, section 15302. Class 3.  Class 4, section 14394, minor alterations to land.  B-5, lot size overlay. 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.  Class 32, Infill Development projects, section 15332. IS/MND, Initial study/mitigated negative declaration. LCLUP, Local Coastal Land Use Plan.  MND, Mitigated negative declaration. MMRP, Mitigation monitoring and reporting program.  MOD, modification of subdivision regulations.   Cannabis/Marijuana:  CAP, Cannabis Activity Permit. CMO, Cannabis Manufacturing Operation. CO-RB, Cannabis Operation, Rockaway Beach Overlay District. CO-SP, Cannabis Operation, Sharp Park Overlay District.  CPSL, Cannabis Public Safety License.  CRO, Cannabis retail operation.  MPSLs, Marijuana public safety licenses.  MO-RB, Marijuana operation-Rockaway Beach Overlay District. MO-SP, Marijuana operation, Sharp Park overlay district. MRO, Marijuana retail operation. MUPs, Marijuana Use Permits and related zoning.   City:  APR, annual progress report. GPA, General Plan amendment.  LCLUP, Local Coastal Land Use Plan, updated documents.  CIP, capital improvement program, Title/Ordinances/Municipal Code. GP, General Plan, update documents, background history.  PMC, Pacifica Municipal Code.  R, residential. R1, single-family residential, Reference.com.  R1H, single-family residential hillside. 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.  SPSP, Sharp Park Specific Plan. VLDR, Vary low density residential. Zoning/Planning Handouts, City of Pacifica.              

Communications:  Planning Commission, Staff.    Adjourn.  

Posted by Kathy Meeh