Friday, July 24, 2015

City Council Meeting, Monday, July 27, 2015

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.

 City Council Interactive Agenda, 7/27/15.    City Council Full Agenda, 7/27/15, pdf pages 397.

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Item 9. Chevron, out with the old.
Closed Session, 5:30 p.m. 
A.   CA government code 54957.6.  Conference with labor negotiator. Agency Negotiator: Carol Stevens.  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.  
B.   CA government code 54956.8. Conference with real property negotiator, Lorie Tinfow:  1220 Linda Mar Blvd, APN 023-281-130.  City of Pacifica and Stephen Johnson.
C.    CA government code 54956.8. Conference with real property negotiator, Lorie Tinfow:  Fairway Park, Cindy Way, APN 018-032-280; 018-032-310; 018-032-300.  City of Pacifica and Pacifica National Little League.

Open Session, 7:00 p.m.  Call to order, roll call, salute to flag, Closed Session report.   Consent Calendar  
1.    Approval of disbursements check register:  a) FY 15/16, 7/1/15 - 7/16/15, b) FY 14/15, 7/9/15 - 7/15/15. 
2.    Approval of Minutes:  7/13/15.
3.    Cancellation of the 8/24/15 City Council meeting (vacation), Report.
4.    Adopt County of San Mateo Public Works Mutual Aid Agreement agreement, effective 5/29/15, (void prior 6/14/94 agreements),  Report/Resolution. 1) Agreement, 20 cities + county. 2) Procedures Guide.
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Item 9. 7-Eleven, in with the new.
 5.   Approval of contract with WRA, Inc. (consultant) to conduct environmental review of vacant hillside lot, 801 Fassler Avenue (APN 022-083-020 and 030), for potential development of 12 duplex buildings (24 dwelling units total).  (Same site as previously approved  and EIR certified with a prior applicant (2007), 29 residential units. Planning Dept budget,  $121,932.80 (reimbursed by applicant), Report .  Agreement, pdf pages 38.
6.    Teamsters Local 856, Wastewater Treatment Plant employment contract, (wages, hours, terms and conditions), 7/27/15 - 6/30/18. Report/Resolution.  Memorandum of Understanding, pdf pages 64.
 7.   Pacifica Police Officers Association employment contract, (wages, hours, terms and conditions), 7/27/15 - 6/30/18. Report/Resolution.  Memorandum of Understanding, pdf pages 53. 
8.    Approve salary range increase for Police Chief position. Report, including regional salary comparison.  Marketing brochure for the position.

Special Presentations - None. 
Public Hearings
9.    Appeal Planning Commission 7-Eleven approval to redevelop 700 Hickey Boulevard (APN 009-540-030). Report/Resolution.  a). Planning Commission Report, 5/18/15.  b). Planning Commission Minutes, 5/18/15. c). Betty Duran, Appellant, submitted form and letter, pdf pages 12. d). Site photographs, pdf pages 5. e). 7-Eleven, Applicant, letter, 7/22/15, pdf pages 8.

Council communications, Oral Communications 
10.  2007-2014 Housing Element of the General Plan, Annual Progress Report.  Report/Status.  Housing Element Implementation (Title 25, 6202), 1/1/14 - 12/31/14, pdf pages 14.

Adjourn.    Note Pacifica photographs:  1) Upper, old Chevron 700 Hickey Blvd from LoopNet; 2) Lower, 7-Eleven, 137 Manor by Infogroup from Yellow Pages.

Posted by Kathy Meeh


Anonymous said...

I'm afraid to look closely at those labor contracts or the salary increase for the Police Chief's position. Something tells me the days of frozen salaries and benefits is over--if a freeze ever honestly existed in Pacifica. We're rolling in revenue, right?

Anonymous said...

Item 8 loaded. Marketing brochure for position of police chief contains new, higher salary range which is needed because "...the salary we offer has fallen well behind the market." Uh huh. The brochure describes Pacifica in glowing terms and mentions that
"the city is in preliminary discussions with the new owner of 87 acres of privately-held coastline property known as "the Quarry" to determine appropriate development." Really? What does the city think is appropriate development for privately-held land? Is it a secret? Since when is this city an expert on development? Or is it bullshit for a brochure?

Tom Clifford said...

Anybody have any information on 1220 Linda Mar ? said...

Whether you love 7-Eleven or you hate 7-Eleven, I'd strongly urge you to attend the:

July 27, 2015 City Council hearing on the appeal of the:

FAIRMONT 7-ELEVEN at 700 Hickey Blvd (at Gateway.
2212 Beach Blvd, 2nd floor (right by Municipal Pier) at 7:00pm

Meeting is scheduled to start at 7pm but you will not have a probably not have a chance to speak your 3:00 minutes for or against until about 7:45pm, so that would be your sweet spot for arrival.

Thanks and if you're Fix Pacifica reader, stop by and say hi to us after the meeting. We'll be sitting in the front row.



Anonymous said...

Noticed that current Gateway access is closed;thus forcing traffic one way out up Hickey to signals.No way to get back to Gateway and Hickey intersection.

Anonymous said...

are police pensions under control or are they still gold plated??

Anonymous said...

1 30982 $80206.43 07/09/15 02502 0 BURKE WILLIAMS AND SORENSEN LLP OUTSTANDING

Does anyone else out there care that we have no idea why they are paying Burke Williams and Sorensen LLP??

This is unacceptable!

The Rents Too Damned High said...

Does anyone out there care that the city is still paying Laurie Tinfow's rent on her ocean view apartment in town?

She makes over 200k a year pay your own damned rent.

Anonymous said...

644 Still gold-plated. From the MOU between the city and the POA which precedes actual negotiations and covers contract years 1/27/15-6/30/18, "Costs associated with this agreement are estimated to be approximately $210,000 in increased salaries and benefits over the life of the 3 year agreement." Could be worse. Of course the details describing exactly how the can is being kicked down the road were discussed in closed session, but history tells us the can is being kicked and the taxpayer is in it. Not enough details? We do have some low-hanging fruit right out in the open re the police chief position. Pension 3% at age 50. Made really delish if they can rack up big numbers in the last year on the job--and you know they can. Temporary promotions, special assignments, yada yada, to be enjoyed for a lifetime. said...

re: Photos of 137 Manor 7-Eleven location

Thank you for your revealing Infogroup photo.

For months has been asking why 7-Eleven is the only business in the city that isn't required to have a sidewalk.

It's an access point to both a public preschool and Ocean Shore and by both Pacifica Municipal Code and State Law it's required to have a sidewalk there.

Instead it has been 24/7 parking for three vehicles for ten years.

We'll be in and out of Fix Pacifica all Saturday answering any questions about this Monday's (July 27) FINAL appeal of the 7-Eleven location at 700 Hickey Blvd (at Gateway).

If you live in the FAIRMONT and think you deserve better, or even if you buy your morning cigarettes there, we'd love to have you tell the City Council how you feel about 7-Eleven.

If you post as Anonymous, please give yourself a generic name at the end of your question so its easier to keep track of who wants to know what.

Thanks and looking forward to meeting some of you on Monday July 27 7pm at 2212 Beach Blvd 2nd Floor! (Right by Municipal Pier)

Anonymous said...

Fix hijacked @834! A chance to be of public service!

Anonymous said...

649 Meh. It's not an unheard of arrangement in the Bay Area at that level with public and private employers. Probably made more common by a crazy housing market. She's got 2 years in, maybe 2 to go. Maybe. She can do better. Unlike most of council's discretionary spending, this isn't a total waste.

questions said...

Honest questions for

The Hickey Blvd location is an existing gas station. 7-11 is simply coming in an rebranding it. It will still be a gas station, but also a traditional 7-11. Is your issue with the specific franchise rather than the market it serves?

If the location was bought by Gas-n-Grub (fictitious) instead, would you be okay with that?

I don't see the location ever being anything other than a gas station. Who would buy the property with all the remediation issues that would go along with it? You'd have to pull the tanks, excavatw the soil, etc., and you would assume all future liabilities for water contamination and soil pluming.

If you're arguing against a gas station of any sort, you're not being realistic. If you're arguing against a 7-11, what is your case against it -- hadn't a 7-11 in all but name been operating there already?

7-11 already owns the property. Are you willing to allow it to remain vacant and decay until such time as another quick mart operation purchases the location?

You don't want a 7-11 there. Fine. What DO you want there given the realistic constraints on the property? said...

@"Honest Questions"

That location has been a gas station since 1985 and will likely be a gas station for the remainder of the life of anyone reading this.

We'd prefer one that has not historically shown themselves to be bad stewards of their City of Pacifica business permits and State liquor licenses, no 24 hour service, no liquor license, and a much lower building height with less signage.

It is the Planning Department's official position that:
"It is inappropriate for the City to bias its review of a land use
entitlement application based on speculation that code violations may occur in
the future"

We argue that the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior.

The 700 Hickey Blvd location had abandoned alcohol sales prior to 7-Eleven's purchase of the property in February, after which the Chevron (now owned by 7-Eleven) stocked a very limited selection (less than sixty cans) of beer and no wine until they closed two days after Betty Duran filed her City Council appeal.,

Thus they are required to file for an expanded use with the ABC, which could be blocked by any resident within 100 feet who complained, and there is an apartment building within 50 feet.

Questions said...

Was the Chevron at that location a 24-hour operation?

Kathy Meeh said...

More comments by may be found on the 7-Eleven Linda Mar Blvd at Highway 1 article, 7/9/15. Got it!

However, the property is owned by 7-Eleven, passed regulations, and has been approved with tons of conditions by our Planning Commission.
Thus, 7-Eleven has a right to redevelop their property site, and to franchise their convenience store with gas station. Once City Council confirms: done.

7-Eleven provides a business service to our community, and has been a good enough neighbor for two (2) of their convenience stores to survive in this weak economic City.
Some of us continue to wonder what underlying, core motivation has forged your time-consuming, negative campaign against 7-Elevens in this City.

Questions said...

The objections do seem to center upon the fact that it's a 7-11 which will operate the gas station there. In all other respects, the business will operate much in the same way it has for several decades. If it's a Chevron operating a QwikMart or a 7-11, I'm not seeing much daylight between the two.

It's up to the appellant to articulate their case against this business. I'm just not seeing much of an argument articulated beyond "I don't like it."

Anonymous said...

7-11 paid good money for that parcel. You people just sound just like the angry hippies:

History Record # 1 : SALE/TRANSFER
Buyer: 7-Eleven Inc Seller: Shakoori Ali
Transaction Date: 02/06/2015 Sale Price: $2,350,000
Recording Date: 02/18/2015 Sale Price Type: Full Value
Recorded Doc #: 000000013796 Title Company: First American Title
Document Type: Deed Transfer Vesting Type: N/A said...


Here's three differences between Chevron in Pacifica & 7-Eleven in Pacifica:

1. Chevron is open until 10pm, not 24 hours.
2. Chevron doesn't sell alcohol
3. Every 7-Eleven in town independently has more crime than
OK Liquor Store (1021 Terra Nova Bld), Quick Stop (575 Crespi Dr), and Shell Gas Station (679 Hickey Blvd)combined. said...

@HonestQuestions, no the Chevron at 700 Hickey wasn't 24 hours. said...


Yes, Gas stations are big, big business and these properties aren't getting any less expensive.

A BP station in New York recently sold for $25 million

Anonymous said...

Anybody have any information on 1220 Linda Mar ?

July 24, 2015 at 7:40 PM

Tom the broke ass city is giving below market rent to Steven Johnson, so he can run his art gallery and private business in Sanchez Art Center.

Our taxes are paying to subsidize his rent!

Kathy Meeh said... 357, the more likely cost of gas stations, or convenience/gas station stores, or related auto facilities for sale in 2015 might be found on 1) in California, or the USA.
Although you did not link the $25 million New York State (somewhere) gas station (you've mentioned a few times), the BizQuest search indicates the cost is high, the location might have associated services or additional real estate, the station would be very profitable, and the number of such stations are rare. 351, do you recall from Planning Commission requirements the hours the 7-Eleven at 700 Hickey would be open daily (closing and opening)? Was the closing time 11 pm, or Midnight?

Anonymous said...

644 648 649 Concerns about financial controls? Duh. West Covina finances were just audited by the State Controller's Office and failed miserably. Scanning the highlights, it seems they operate very much like Pacifica. Sloppy sloppy sloppy. Wonder if an unaccounted 4.75 million would get us a state audit? A West Covina council member asked for theirs.

Tom Clifford said...

Thanks for the information Anon 6:11 said...

@Kathy Meeh

Commission Chair Richard Campbell had a great line at the May 18 meeting:

"... It is such a change in use to live next door to something that closes at eleven o'clock like the gas station does now and then to suddenly find yourself next to a twenty four hour facility, if I were living next door or near that I would be very upset with that change.

... And I don't know if there's a way to limit hours of 7-Eleven to I would say seven to eleven, because that would be ridiculous, but something close?

I don't know if that's even within the corporate business model."

7-Eleven applicant Katy Schardt applied for 24 hour status and again requested that in the rebuttal to the appellant to be heard Monday (48 hours from now).

City Council can of course mandate more or less restrictive terms but as it stands now the 7-Eleven at 700 Hickey Blvd would be open until midnight at their scheduled opening of Feb 16, 2016 until May 28 2016 (a 365 days review after initial approval) at which time they would apply to receive 24 hours status.

Reading the text of the decision it is possible they refer to 365 days from Certificate of Occupancy which would be probably issued sometime in Jan 2016. said...

@Anonymous 611pm

There's a note on City Council agenda that appears we are purchasing that property, though the address (City Hall) on the deed looks very familiar.

"5:30pm Closed Session:
PURSUANT TO GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 54956.8 Conference with real property negotiator. Discussion concerns price and terms of payment. Agency negotiator: Lorie Tinfow. Property: 1220 Linda Mar Blvd. APN: 023-281-130 Negotiating parties: City of Pacifica and Stephen Johnson"

CA 54956.8 itself (and I've added the "***") says :

"54956.8. Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, a
legislative body of a local agency may hold a closed session with its
negotiator prior to the purchase, sale, exchange, or lease of real
property by or for the local agency to grant authority to its
negotiator regarding the price and terms of payment for the purchase,
sale, exchange, or lease.

***However, prior to the closed session, the legislative body of the
local agency shall hold an open and public session in which it
identifies its negotiators, the real property or real properties
which the negotiations may concern, and the person or persons with
whom its negotiators may negotiate.***

For purposes of this section, negotiators may be members of the
legislative body of the local agency.
For purposes of this section, "lease" includes renewal or
renegotiation of a lease.
Nothing in this section shall preclude a local agency from holding
a closed session for discussions regarding eminent domain
proceedings pursuant to Section 54956.9."

Anonymous said...

611 That may have been the case a few years ago (and not just for Johnson), but this council and the prior one have made an effort to raise Sanchez rents. Tenants are still being subsidized but to a lesser degree and that "public subsidy of the artists' is council supported. The closed session item may be the annual rent chat. Hear the dogs? said...

@Anonymous 611

Sorry I misspoke at 7:41pm

7-Eleven at 700 Hickey Blvd is currently approved for 24 hours service:

The only time restriction is that for one year they will not be allowed to sell alcohol after midnight and after that year they can apply to sell from 12-2am.

Thanks, long day.

Anonymous said...

Walking down the beach just now fishing, I ran into a homeless guy. Turns out he knows more about Pacifica's finances than, well city hall, and city council!

Hell lets clean the guy up and put him on council. At this point what do we have to lose?

Anonymous said...

The cut off for liquor sales in California is from 2 am to 6 am. That just means people go into the 24 hour stores and steal it from stores that don't have locking beer and liquor coolers.

Actually the registers lock up when you try to scan alcohol, during the non allowed hours.

If you miss the 2 am alcohol cut off time, that is just piss poor planning on your part!!

Everyone knows you should go out on the 1 am beer run!!

Anonymous said...

City Pacifica.

Is 7-11 your only concern around town? It seems to be your main focus.

Anonymous said...

In other unreported Pacifica News.

A fatal wreck on highway 1 yesterday between Crespi and Rockaway.

Pictures and a full story over on Riptide.

Kathy Meeh said... 741, there must be meaning in all that "stuff" you posted, is there?

1. You say "There's a note on City Council agenda that appears we are purchasing that property, though the address (City Hall) on the deed looks very familiar."
The property is Sanchez Art Center, a civic property.

2. Why are the CA 54956.8 rules for City Council closed session posted?
Leases and other City issues which involve negotiations, liability and financial issues may be discussed in Closed Session.

3. The image you linked as "negotiating parties" is a small Tax bill paid for Mosquito Abatement.

Kathy Meeh said...

7/25, 1:53 pm, thanks for the most relevant factual post on this thread.
Chevron gas station 700 Hickey Blvd, "Transaction Date: 02/06/2015 Sale Price: $2,350,000", etc.
And correct, that is a lot of money to pay for a property which will be torn down, and redeveloped.

Also,, thanks for the 7-Eleven hours, and liquor sale information. said...

@Kathy Meeh,
I am not familiar with the complete history of the 1220 Linda Mar parcel, perhaps one of your readers knows the specifics?

That said if City Hall is already the owner of that APN 023-281-130 why are we buying it?

Or is City selling it back to private owner or ?


"5:30pm Closed Session:
PURSUANT TO GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 54956.8 Conference with real property negotiator. Discussion concerns price and terms of payment. Agency negotiator: Lorie Tinfow. Property: 1220 Linda Mar Blvd. APN: 023-281-130 Negotiating parties: City of Pacifica and Stephen Johnson" said...

@Anonymous 546
We've had three federal or state-funded DUI checkpoints between Dave & Lous & Taco Bell in the last 18 mos, and drunk drivers waste valuable Pacifica Police Department resources.

The most recent HWY1 DUI campaign this spring netted 48 suspected drunk drivers in a single month and in 2014 there were PPD officers recognized with double-digit DUI arrests Officer Alan Dong 18 arrests, Officer Matt Sheedy, 14 arrests, Officer Dominic Albanese 14 arrests, the majority of which occurred at night on Hwy 1 itself.

Adding another late night liquor license at Dave & Lou's not only doesn't make sense, it puts late night alcohol ten feet from HWY1's DUI-drivers.

Kathy Meeh said... 1040, Stephen Johnson photographer. Studio location": 1220-C Linda Mar Bld, left side (next to the dog park). Yelp/Workshops. 1220 Linda Mar Blvd.

Anonymous said... Listen, it's probably the annual rent/lease pow wow with Johnson. For his studio space at city-owned 1220 LMB in the Sanchez Art Center. Happens about once a year. In closed session. Fly on the wall to hear him talk about his love of dogs, all dogs, barking dogs most of all. said...

Thanks @Anon1112, sounds likely.


Here's a pic of the wreck of the black Jaguar XJ6 of the alleged wrong-way DUI driver that again allegedly caused the head-on accident just N of Crespi last night.

Lots of drunk drivers on Hwy 1 in that area.

Anonymous said...

@10:59 Your over-zealous opposition to 7-11 is getting a bit out of hand! Suggesting that people who buy liquor at the new 7-11 are going to drink it there and DUI on Hwy 1 seems like desperation, more like Republican scare tactics than reality. said...

Between @Anonymous12:29 & @Anonymous 1:53

Alcohol-related deaths were the number one killer of Pacifica Adolescents, according to the last Partnership for a Safe and Healthy Pacifica, so if we're called both "angry hippies" and desperate republicans in the same thread...we're just happy we're getting our message through to the whole spectrum of Fixit Pacifica readers, who we're going to assume love their children equally.

You're right though that accident was only a half mile N of the proposed Dave Lou's 7-Eleven at 505 Linda Mar Blvd, and one thing is certain:

Adding two new late night off-sale liquor licenses at the gates of the City aren't going to do anything to help reduce DUIs accidents or the youth alcohol problem in Pacifica.

And if we being called a few names is what it takes to prevent one Pacifica kid from being killed in a DUI, we consider that a great deal.


Anonymous said...

@1229 You're the one who sounds desperate. Too many of us know the carnage drunk drivers cause. And some of us know drunk drivers all too well. Happy Hour often starts or continues in the 7-11 parking lot before hitting the road. I may not agree with all of's arguments about a 7-11 liquor store in Linda Mar, but this one works for me. And I hope it's a deal-breaker for the city. said...

A few people FixPacifica people pinged me on the location of the City Council meeting tomorrow night

City Council chambers are the two story building on the lot of what is to be the new library right by the Muncipal Pier

The photo below shows the building and the green dot on this picture shows what entrance you'll walk in.

2212 Beach Blvd building photo:

There is parking onsite, just print out this parking pass tonight and leave it on the dash of your car when you arrive. (If you forget there's a green stack of them just inside the first floor hallway too).

Council Chambers Parking Pass:

Meeting's on the 2nd floor, just walk up the stairs and fill out a three line yellow card on the back table saying you want to speak if you'd like to.