Monday, February 9, 2015

Reminder City Council tonight Monday, February 7, 2015

"... Pacifica. Roosting or nesting?" 

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.    

Fix Pacifica City Council Agenda 2/9/15, article.     Interactive City Council Agenda, 2/9/15. 

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Posted by Kathy Meeh


Anonymous said...

And Pacifica, what has city hall and our city council done? Nothing.

San Mateo County set to give $4.5M for housing
February 09, 2015, 05:00 AM By Bill Silverfarb Daily Journal
Four affordable housing projects will get a $4.5 million boost if the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors approves the expenditure at its Tuesday meeting.

The board will consider funding three affordable rental housing developments and one affordable homeownership development for a total of about 170 new units to be constructed in a partnership with nonprofit builders.

The county received funding requests for $8.5 million in affordable housing projects. It rejected, however, a senior apartment complex proposed to be built in Menlo Park by MidPen Housing because it is too large to compete successfully for a March deadline for a round of tax credits, according to a report by county Department of Housing Executive Director William Lowell.

The county provides the seed money for the projects to get off the ground so the nonprofits can seek other funding, Supervisor Don Horsley said.

Housing needs to be built for low-wage earners that currently have to commute long distances to work in the county, Horsley said.

The funding should also help relieve pressure on the county’s motel-voucher program, he said.

Many of the units will also be available for persons with disabilities who live on a fixed income, Horsley said.

The county received about $13.5 million to fund the construction of affordable housing of the state dissolved redevelopment agencies. That money will eventually lead to the construction of about 600 new housing units, he said.

With board approval, the $4.5 million will be doled out as follows:

• $500,000 for the 612 Jefferson Ave. development for up to 32 units for sale in downtown Redwood City in a four- to five-story building with podium parking to be built by Habitat for Humanity;

• $500,000 for the 50-unit Colma Veterans Village rental community to be built by Mercy Housing California;

• $2.5 million for the 6800 Mission St. project in Daly City that will have 52 rental units to be built by MP Westlake Associates, LP and;

• $1 million for the 41-unit University Avenue Senior Housing project in East Palo Alto to be built by MP-CANDO University Avenue Senior Housing, LLC.

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors meets 9 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 10, 400 County Center, Redwood City.

(650) 344-5200 ext. 102

enough is enough said...

anon 7:29
Thank you for this enlightening post.
I don't think it's fair to put the blame solely on Council or City Hall.
The bulk of obstruction to any housing (affordable or not) comes primarily from the faux enviro NIMBY's. That's not to say that Council shouldn't grow a pair and push back but these chronic obstructers have mastered the "appeal, stall, appeal, stretch, starve" techniques that cause would be investors go to more rationally thinking cities.
This selfish group of people are really hurting Pacifica and ultimately the environment that they purport to care about.
Wake up Pacifica.

Anonymous said...

Don't you get the impression that our wannabe yuppie council prefers the low-density high price-tag project on the hill? Rentals? Well, if you must, but let's keep it along the lines of that $4900 monthly rental on Crespi?

Chris Porter said...

Question? Is the assisted living project on the old Bernardi farm on Oddstad completely dead? Someone asked me the other day and I had no idea.

Anonymous said...

Dead as a doornail.

Tom Clifford said...

Chris, the last I heard a new team was putting together a different but similar Assisted Living Project for that site.

Anonymous said...

The site has been listed for sale for quite a while with no buyers.

Thus the project is dead!

enough is enough said...

"appeal, stall, appeal, stretch, starve"..........project dead.
I rest my case.

Tom Clifford said...

What really happen.
The Assisted living project passed the Planning Commission in two hearings and was sent on to the City Council for final approval.Things fell apart at the City Council level because Councilman Jim Veeland kept missing meetings and Councilmen Stone & Dejarnatt could not vote on the project. After much delay Jim resigned was replaced and the project was approved.
Unfortunately The option on the property had expired and the owner wanted a lot more money.

So bad health & greed killed the project.

Anonymous said...

Good recall, Tom. I believe the vote, when it finally took place, was 4 in favor and DeJarnatt recused. Somewhere along the way Stone became able to vote on the project and joined Nihart, Digre, and Jaquith to approve the project. Too late, of course. Gee, if only Nihart, Digre and Stone could have gotten their crap together sooner who knows what might have happened? Just needed 3 votes. No one got a thing out of all that drama.

Anonymous said...

"greed killed the project." Not NIMBYs, greed. Got that?

Tom Clifford said...

The reason Len could not vote was his name was on the lease for the office in the Park Mall. (with-in 500 ft. of the project. By the time he could get that changed it was to late. Pete could not vote because his mother's home was with-in the same 500 ft. radius.

Gordon Gecko said...

greed is good

Anonymous said...

As a friendly resident, I tried to pitch this opportunity to those in my business network who developed senior living, or represented developers/operators of senior living, including one of the most seasoned real estate brokers in the assisted living industry. This was too remote of a site for them to build, in a nutshell, the project did not make financial sense to anyone but a "mom and pop operator" with a big wallet and a lot of patience. It is too small. Most recently built assisted living project in Daly City, off 280 next to CVS...was leasing very very slowly and probably still is.

The market for assisted living was damaged by the recession and many seniors having their retirement savings diminished. Great idea for a project in the wrong place. By the beach, and a bit larger site, instead of the back nine, might have attracted institutional investors who would have had sticks coming out of the ground by now.

The best way to go for this "assisted living" site is affordable housing, market apartments, or townhouses, or a combination of all of the above.

Anonymous said...

The hippies already declared it was a good project but wrong site.

Amazing all the noobees and hippies are experts in land use, zoning and freeways.

Anonymous said...

And this conversation has been going on for 30 years. Woulda, shoulda, coulda. Nothing has changed. For a variety of reasons, nothing has changed. My money's on that new library/council chamber and a sewage pit on LM Blvd. Those will be built.

Anonymous said...

Yeah 835, people have opinions and those opinions are no more valid or right than yours. Sorting them out takes time. That's how our system works. Wahwahwah. Bottom line, the project was approved by the PC and the city council. Could have gone forward at that point if the land was still available at the same price. It wasn't. The developer made a business decision. It happens every day. In retrospect, cheap thrills for some in assuming Vreeland derailed this with intent. I'm not so sure that was the case or that he wouldn't have voted for it. But where's the fun in being reasonable when you can whine?

Chris Porter said...

I don't think it has anything to do with not being reasonable or whining. Investors should be able to rely on Council to be present to vote on requirements for a project to go forward. I was at Council multiple times when a vote was delayed due to a non-quorum. That was completely unacceptable and in this case, for whatever reason, cost this City a much needed facility.

Anonymous said...

Chris, it was a response to 835. Certainly the public has a right to efficient government and we all know that's not what we received in the "lack of quorum" debacle. IMHO staff and council misplaced their loyalties and their backbones. Would a timely approval, have guaranteed a finished project? Not in the real world, but it couldn't have hurt. Elder care, on a small scale, seems like an easy fit for Pacifica and for the short term it may have the council support to pass. Let's hope someone tries again.

Anonymous said...

Another rumor floating around town. Bruce Bochy the Giants coach bought one of the houses at Harmony @ 1!!

I wonder if Barry Zito closed on his house purchase at Harmony @ 1 yet?