Friday, August 8, 2014

City Council meeting, Monday, August 11, 2014

Attend in person, 2212 Beach Boulevard, 2nd floor.  Or, view on local television or live feed Pacificcoast.TV, (formerly  If you miss civic meetings, view on  PCT 26 You Tube!  The city council meeting begins at 7 p.m., or shortly there following.  City council updates and archives are available on the City website.   

Closed Session, 5:30 p.m. 
Items 11, 12:  Calera Creek Water Recycling Plant improvements
CA government Code 54956.8.  Conference with real property negotiator:  Lorie Tinfow.  Price and terms of payment, 1220 Linda Mar Boulevard, Sanchez Art Center location, Stephen Johnson, photographer.
CA government code 54957.6.  Conference with labor negotiator. Agency Negotiator: Glen Berkheimer.  Firefighters Local 2400, Battalion Chiefs Local 856, Department Directors Local 350. Wastewater Treatment Plant Employees Local 856. Miscellaneous Local 856.  Managers Local 350.  Police Officers Association, Supervisors, Management Local 350. 

Open Session, 7:00 p.m.  Consent Calendar 
1.    Approval of Disbursements, FY 2013/14, revised 4/09/14 - 7/23/14; FY 2014-14, revised 7/15/14 - 8/7/14.  Summary. 
2.    Approval of  City Council Minutes, 7/28/14.
3.    Continued 4/12/10 proclamation of the existence of cliff erosion, landslide ground substance and failure of revetment supporting the storm drainage at 380 and 400 Esplanade Avenue.
4.    Notice of completion for the Collection System Rehabilitation and Replacement projects (awarded to Ranger Pipelines).  Replaced: 10,521 LF of sewer mains, 850 LF of forcemain, 14 manholes, 39 manhole covers, 208 cleanouts, 4 lampholes, 250 laterals or 9001 LF of 4-in pipe, total cost $1,736,556. (First of 20-year project).  No fiscal impact. 
5.     Notice of completion for Palmetto Laterals Project (awarded to Ranger Pipelines, Inc.). Replaced:  27 laterals (1,022 LF) along Palmetto Avenue, total cost $114,706.16. No fiscal impact.
6.     Award of the Linda Mar Pump Station Generator Project to ER a Construction, Inc. and approval to retain YEI Engineers, Inc. Services for the construction management and inspection.  Fiscal impact:  $630,000 from the Fund 34, Sewer Facility Construction.
7.     Direct the City Manager to review the City of Pacifica's Conflict of Interest Code and make any recommendations. (Local agencies review this code every two years).
8.     Resolution approving Child Care and Child Development Services contracts, FY 2014-15, $608,337. (subsidized from the State of CA, $478,871 and the CA State Preschool contract $129,466, total $608,337). No additional fiscal impact.
9.    Senior services contracts for nutrition, home delivered meals. Funded through Federal Older Americans Act Funds (OAA), Nutrition Senior Incentive Program (NSIP) and San Mateo County General Fund Support. Administered through the San Mateo County Health Services Agency, Aging and Adult Services Division (AAS). FY 2014-15 total, $195,647. No additional fiscal impact. 
10.   Resolution approving a 10 year lease (with option to renew 10 years) with Spindrift School of Performing Arts at 1050 Crespi Drive. The lease will include 9 portable buildings for classrooms, studios and performance space.  Summary/Resolution.
11.   Advertise sealed bids to purchase a new centrifuge unit and its appurtenances for Calera Creek Water Recycling Plant.  Cost to advertise, $600. (FY 2014-15 $300,000 project funded from Fund 34, Sewer Facility Construction.)  Summary.
12.   Advertise sealed bids for Calera Creek Water Recycling Pland Autothermal Thermophilic Aerobic Digesters (ATAD) Operation - Phase 2 improvements. Cost to advertise, $600. (FY 2014-15 $440,000 project funded from Fund 34, Sewer Facility Construction.)  Summary.
13.    Write-off old accounts receivable (7 years), from 7/1/06-6/30/13.  "The accounts are written off due to inadequate information to turn them over to a collection agency, or because the business is no longer in operation." Fiscal impact, $45,7171.08.  Summary.  A/R ransaction History, pdf pages 23.

Special presentations - none listed.
Public hearings - none listed.
Consideration - none listed.

ReferenceCity of Pacifica/Calera Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.  Note photograph - from a Pacifica Patch, 10/5/10 article, reprinted in a Fix Pacifica City Council meeting article, 10/28/13.

Posted by Kathy Meeh


Anonymous said...

More money gone. Writing off $45,717 because they couldn't collect from misc debtors? Did anyone think to take them to court or take any action? Liens etc? So much waste.

This is from over 7 years ago. Thanks again Sue Digre. Do you even know what day it is?

Tom Clifford said...

Most of the individual amounts are so small that it is not worth the cost of collecting. There are collection companies that will by debt for pennies on the dollar but most of this debt is to old for them.

Anonymous said...

746 $45K of old accounting odds and ends is a drop in the pan compared to the money poured into Beach Blvd and Palmetto. There's your real waste. Ego-driven nonsense started in the Vreeland-era and continued right up to the present day under Nihart. You better adjust your tolerance for this stuff or you'll have a coronary when they find the backbone to write off the millions in redevelopment money.

Anonymous said...

Wow it looks like The Chamber got tossed a few crumbs by city council.

6396.00 01.000000.22033.0000.000 MAY 2014 HBID 7-22-14

Anonymous said...

$45,000 here, 4 million there millions for consultants, it all adds up.

Anonymous said...

Why does Stephen Johnson get to run a for profit business in the Sanchez Art Center? This deadbeat has been getting way below market rents. His studio was in Rockaway by Rock N Robs.

Kick the deadbeat out! Make him pay market rents.

Why should the taxpayers subsidize this asshole.

Anonymous said...

Tribune had loan from waste-water fund to general fund on agenda?Have to watch agenda info,because Council provided little notice on sewer tax resolution.

Anonymous said...

817 City Council sets those rents. Always has. Guess he still looks like a good tenant to this council.
It does seem like everything associated with a city-owned building with taxpayer-subsidized rents should be public, ie, negotiations, use, rates, etc. Instead, this council works in their black hole.

Anonymous said...

Hey, where's #14? Was that the sewer fund loan to the general fund? Those inter-fund loans ought to be highlited in red. Wouldn't want to have them go through unnoticed by the public, now would we? That money in the sewer fund is going to go like shit through a goose.

Kathy Meeh said...

1123, sorry I accidentally deleted your comment in posting. Comments continue to be made about the photography business of Stephen Johnson being subsidized at special civic rates. And Johnson's aggressive opposition to the civic Sanchez dog park, next to his civic studio location, does not endear him to dog owners. Such comments are not a reflection on the photography of Stephen Johnson. And it would be appreciated if 817 would use less targeted slang to replace language.

Steve Sinai said...

I don't know how full Sanchez is at the moment, but with so many artists being pushed out of SF, maybe Sanchez can advertise the available studio space.

Anonymous said...

Occupancy was not my question. My question is the city and taxpayers should not be subsidizing the rent of a for profit business in the Sanchez Art Center.

The Artists at the Art Center are the very people who helped bankrupt the city.

Anonymous said...

On August 7th, 2014 Therese qualified to be in the race for city council.

Anonymous said...

I don't care if the tenants are for-profit or non-profit and I don't care who they are as long as they pay market-rent for their space. Council after council has officially made it city policy to subsidize the arts in that facility--yes, even this lunkhead council while sitting on their 4 million dollar faux pas. Enough already! As a city we can't afford this gift. Raise the rents, advertise the vacancies in the art communities in SF, Marin, HMB, etc. and let's get serious. Using city facilities for political favors or for political revenge is vile, but we've got to be realistic about what we are and what we can afford as a city.