Thursday, July 18, 2013

City Council meeting, Monday, July 22. 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.
Item 11.  Say good-bye OWWTP building, you're going
City Council meeting agenda, 7/22/13  Items listed may include embedded pdf documents, illustration and photographs of interest. The information below is restated or summarized from the city agenda documents. Additional links or comments may be added. 
Closed session, 6:15 p.m. 
1)  CA government code 54957.6. Conference with labor negotiator.  Agency negotiator:  Glenn Berkheimer/Holly Brock-Cohn.  Employee organizations:  Pacifica Firefighters Local 2400; Local 856 Battalion Chiefs; Wastewater Treatment Plant Employees Local 856; Miscellaneous Local 856.  

2).   CA government code 54956.8.  Conference with real property negotiator, price and terms of payment. Agency negotiator: Stephen Rhodes. Property APN 023-073-050 and 080. Negotiating parties: City of Pacifica and Dave Colt.

Consent calendar, 7:00 p.m.
1.   Approval of cash disbursements. 
2.   Approval of  City Council minutes, 7/ 8,/13.
3.   City support letter for SamTrans 7/23/13 formal presentation to San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, requesting 10 million dollars, Measure A funding for para-transit disabled and elderly services. ADA compliance is mandated, funding through Measure A monies.
4.   Cancellation of City Council meeting, 8/26/13.
5.   Approval  of street sweeping services renewal agreement, contractor Clean Street Company, $113,396.40, FY 2013-14.
6.   Approval of street light maintenance renewal agreement, contractor Siemens Industry, Inc.for on-call services, uo to $30,000, FY 2013-14.
Special presentation - POPS

Public hearings
7.    Resolution authorizing vacation of a portion of Pompeiian Way right-of-way. Exhibit C, Plat Map.
8.    Resolution accepting sewer service charges, and filing charges for collection by the county controller, FY 2013-14.
9.    Consideration and resolution adopting contract for Interim City Manager,  Michael P. Garvey.
11.  Beach Boulevard project, 3rd contract amendment to select a developer for the site, pre-sale preparation (to begin in September, complete by 6/1/14, $97,450, included in Capital Improvement 2013-14 budget, Fund 22.  Staff Report Printout.
12.  City Council goals update.
13.  League of CA cities annual conference, 9/18/13 through 9/20/13, designate a voting representative and alternative who will be present at the business meeting, noon, 9/20/13.

Posted by Kathy Meeh


Anonymous said...

$113,396.40 for street cleaning? Have you watched these guys? They go around all the cars. Looks like they're just pushing the dirt around. Is this really necessary? Wouldn't it be better to spend this money on pot holes?

Anonymous said...

Street cleaning has its fans.

Anonymous said...

Is there also a requirement for a coastal town to clean the streets?

Kathy Meeh said...

Get back to us with that answer Anonymous 11:48 AM. If you have the capacity to repeatedly ask questions, you can also find answers.

$113,396 annual city cost for street cleaning services seems like a bargain to me. Notably, the street sweeper truck was cleaning the street in my neighborhood early next morning following July 4th.

No surprise junk in the street for autos to navigate would NOT be favored by those of us who drive, nor would it be anything but an avoidance for ANY city. But go ahead and find the answer to the question you asked yourself, and shared with us. After all, when you share, someone out there will care (sounds poetic).

Anonymous said...

In response to Ms. Meeh, street sweeping is listed as part of the required Pacifica city plan:

In 1989, congress passed amendments to the Clean Water Act requiring states to address the increasing problem of runoff pollution into storm drains, which carry untreated water directly into nearby waterways. California began requiring a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for stormwater discharges, also called non-point source discharges. To save costs and share information, San Mateo County and all its cities together formed the San Mateo Countywide Water Pollution Prevention Program (SMCWPPP), formerly STOPPP (San Mateo Countywide Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program). Each municipality shares in general program tasks but must maintain its own stormwater pollution prevention program.

Pollution Prevention Program
The San Mateo Countywide Water Pollution Prevention Program (SMCWPPP) developed its own stormwater management plan consisting of five major pollution prevention and control sections:

Municipal Maintenance Activities
Industrial & Illicit Discharge
Controls Public Information/Participation
New Development & Construction Controls
Watershed & Monitoring
Each of the plan's sections describes goals, existing conditions and tasks that will be accomplished over a five-year period.

Municipal Maintenance Activities
The efforts by Pacifica streets division staff make a big difference in protecting water quality. Municipal maintenance activities reduce pollutant load into waterways through STREET SWEEPING, cleaning catch basins and storm lines, and removing material from drainage channels. Pacifica's streets division staff cleans over 88.9 miles of streets with 989 catch basins and averages about 48 cubic yards of waste removed each year. Contact public works at 650-738-3760 to report a plugged storm drain or debris-filled catch basin.

Anonymous said...

Kathy, I agree with you. It's a bargain and an important service. Probably one made possible by outsourcing? Otherwise, we'd probably be paying that amount for each of several street sweeping city employees plus all the benefits and pensions.

Anonymous said...

I like the street cleaners. I will pay up. I support the UTT Tax.

Hutch said...

^ That's a real post from a real person ^

Anonymous said...

I like not being ripped off by the city I live in. Vote no on this POS tax!

Anonymous said...

In regard to the "authorized" abandonment of a portion of Pompeiian Way; looks like about 2500 sq feet m/l involved. Is the City going to get a few bucks out of doing this or is it just a giveaway? It's only a paper street, probably a lot of which is down the side of a cliff, but still should have some value that could be recouped by our cash strapped town.

Anonymous said...

It looks like the county abandoned portion of Pompeiian Way back in 1953 and another portion in 1956. The only thing that makes sense is there is a trail that runs up the hill from Olympian Way.

Probably the hippies who clean out all the bushes and plants they don't like up above Pedro Point wanted a trail.

I can almost bet its something to please the Pedro Point Nimby's, noobees, and hippes!

Tom Clifford said...

I do not understand how the City Council can spend another $97,450.00 on this contract before it works out the serious question of will the California Coastal Commission approve this project.

The C.C.C. made it very clear in their July, 15,2013 letter that they had problems with the whole concept that the project is based on.

" the project site is publicly owned. However, the proposed development consists mostly of private residential and hotel uses, except for the public library which is not considered a high-priority public access or recreational use in the LCP or the Coastal Act. Given the proposed development's location, priority should be placed on public recreational uses such as providing public access to a coastal natural resource that provides scenic ocean views and access to the beach."

Anonymous said...


Cause to the city it is like play money or Monopoly money. As long as the checks all clear(amazing)

Soak the taxpayers for these bozo's mistakes is the mantra in town.

Anonymous said...

This is heresy, Tom! You spout sacrilege. Council reputations are riding on this project. Enormous egos are involved. Won't we all feel better with a pretty new library? Too bad about the rest of the stuff that was planned, the money-making stuff, but, just think of it...a new library. Of course, there will be no money to keep it open for more than a few hours each week, but we can still gather outside and admire it when it's closed. We'll all stand taller.

Anonymous said...

The city switched out street cleaning from Tuesday, to Monday.

Problem is: Garbage day is Tueday. When I called city hall trying to explain this, I received nothing but the run around saying the schedules were changed and there was nothing the city could do. Really, the schedule was set for Tuesday about an hour after Garbage pick took place.

It is up to the city to make sure you do not park on the street on Street Sweeper day. In the city you get a ticket and or towed.