Friday, February 22, 2013

City Council meeting, Monday, February 25, 2013

Attend in person, 2212 Beach Boulevard, 2nd floor.  Or, view on local channel 26, also live internet feed,  The meeting begins at 7pm, or shortly there following.  City council updates and archives are available on the City website.  

City Council Agenda, 2/25/13.  Items listed may include embedded pdf documents, illustration and photographs of interest. Information below is from the city agenda documents.

Looking to skip a city council meeting?  Just saying...
A.    Closed session, (6:15 pm)
1 .   Government code 54957.6.  "Conference with labor negotiator. Agency negotiator: Ann Ritzma. Employee organizations: Pacifica Fire Fighters Local 2400; Teamsters Local 856 Battalion Chiefs; Department Directors Local 350.
2.    Government code 54954.5 (b)."Conference with real property negotiator. Discussion will concern price and terms of payment. Property: APN 023-132-160 1050 Crespi Dr. Agency representatives attending session: Steve Rhodes. Negotiating parties: City of Pacifica and Spindrift School of Performing Arts."

B.   Open session, (7:00 pm)  -  Closed session report 
Consent Calendar  
1.    Approval of cash disbursements. 1/30/13 to 2/08/13, fiscal year 2012/13. 
2.    Minutes of  the 2/11/13 meeting.
3.    Approval of amendment 10, Wilsey Ham (Engineering, Planning, Surveying consultants).  Route 1 San Pedro Creek Bridge Replacement and Creek Widening ProjectAdditional  budget, from Highway 1 Fund 12, $164,467 (to be reimbursed by San Mateo County Transportation Authority, SMCTA. This is a $13 million project.  
 4.   Amendment to Resolution 64-2008, "Palmetto Underground Utility District" ordering removal of overhead structures, wires and installation of underground wires and facilities": date change only to "not later than 12/31/14." Cost is taken by PG&E from Pacifica's Rule 20A credits, currently valued at $4,090,982. 
 5.    Form a city council subcommittee (2 members) to consider formal, standard reporting requirements for budgeted city non government organizations (NGO's), discussion.   
6.   Designate a city council liaison to the Beautification Advisory Committee, amendment to Resolution 58-2012, creating the Committee.
7.   Selection of search firm for City Manager recruitment. City council subcommittee (Stone and Nihart) recommend that "city council interview Alliance Resource Consulting, Inc. and Avery Associates."   

Posted by Kathy Meeh


Anonymous said...

too bad Sanchez art center is not being reviewed as a NGO. Pacifica taxpayers are subsidizing out-of-town artists' rent. 50% of the Sanchez tenants are from out-of town. Sanchez Art center apparently gives no preference to Pacifica artists and their meetings are closed--to Pacifica taxpayers...

Anonymous said...

At least city hall won't hire this guy for city manager.

Bankrupt San Bernardino Hires Twice Bankrupt Manager for Annual Salary of $222,000

Posted: 22 Feb 2013 02:56 PM PST

The woes of twice bankrupt Allen J. Parker, age 71 may be over.

The bankrupt city of San Bernardino Hires the Twice Bankrupt Allen Parker as City Manager based on his "experience".

The bankrupt city of San Bernardino has hired a new city manager who, according to court filings, has twice declared personal bankruptcy and was recently ousted from the board of a small community's water company after being sued by shareholders.

The city council voted unanimously on Tuesday night to hire Allen J. Parker, 71, as its city manager on an annual salary of almost $222,000. He replaces an interim city manager who resigned last month because, according to friends, she was exasperated by the city's internal divisions.

Pat Morris, the mayor of the city in California, praised Parker's "wealth of city management experience" and expressed "great confidence" in his ability to oversee the city's affairs.

The California newspaper The Press-Enterprise reported on Thursday that Parker filed in 2011 for personal bankruptcy. In comments to the paper, Parker said that his bankruptcy and his ability to handle the city's fiscal problems were "apples and oranges."

The bankruptcy of San Bernardino, a city 65 miles east of Los Angeles, is a national test case as to whether the pensions of government workers take precedence over other payments in a municipal bankruptcy - a high stakes issue for pension plans and their beneficiaries, and for the Wall Street bondholders who lend money to governments.
Parker's first bankruptcy was in 1991 and his second in 2011. Apparently he is the best person available for the job.

But what job is that?

I strongly suspect the "job at hand" is to protect the interests and the pensions of the city council members and perhaps the unions (at the expense of taxpayers of course).

Anonymous said...

Ritzma is the next city manager, bank on it

Steve Sinai said...

If you're so sure, why not put your name on that statement?

the ritzmanator said...

Why doubt me?

Anonymous said...

Because you're a fool?

Anonymous said...

Why discount what they say because they don't make up a name to put on their post? Why not discount it for offering no evidence or proof instead?

Anonymous said...

firefighter union is being very uncooperative from what I hear. Honestly I'd rather give these guys more than to have 8 police sergeants making $175,000 each.

Anonymous said...

@736 As it went in San Bernardino,
so shall it go in Pacifica. This council's main concern continues to be protecting the pensions and salaries of not only our city employees but council as well. Once in office and on that gravy train, any pretense of public service gets left at the station.

San Bernadino hires a 71 year-old city manager with questionable personal finance skills. I think Pacifica will be fishing off the same pier, and that shark among those flounders is Ritzma.

Anonymous said...

1023 They're all overpaid. This isn't crime-ridden Oakland or downtown Chicago with daily hi-rise fires. Pacifica is out of control!

Anonymous said...

Why is it always public safety that is used as the scapegoat? There are plenty of useless government agency's, I am sure no one knows about, that can be dissolved.

Anonymous said...

@933 Perhaps because we're talking about broke-ass Pacifica and the city employee salaries, pensions and benefits paid for by Pacificans. The numbers are clearly out of whack and unsustainable in any scenario and the people we entrust with balancing the books have a serious conflict of interest because they are riding the same gravy train.

Anonymous said...

Name one.

Anonymous said...

Name one what? A useless gov't agency that no one knows about? I don't know.

Anonymous said...

Anon said "Why is it always public safety that is used as the scapegoat?"

1. Because we don't need and can't afford 8 police sergeants making $175K each in a podunc town on the brink of bankruptcy.

2. Because that's not true, we haven't cut public safety much. Council has no control over our PD. Spending is out of control.

3. Public safety is the biggest chunk of our budget. To say this is off limits is not realistic.

Anonymous said...

Well, for starters 1) City Coucil 2) City Attorney 3) Sanchez Art Center

Anonymous said...

1206 pls explain your list. what are you responding to?