Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Annual "People Who Care" Awards

"People Who Care" awards for 2016:
Recology of the Coast (Chris Porter-Gabrielli),
Anita Rees, and Debbie Kiest.
Pacifica Tribune/Ginny Jaquith/Special, 2/23/17. "Pacificans Care honors Kiest, Rees and Recology.  Local business, individuals recognized for outstanding service."

"Debbie Kiest, Anita Rees and Recology of the Coast were honored as recipients of the 2016 “People Who Care” awards by the Pacificans Care Board of Directors as a recent reception at the community center. The “People Who Care” award was established by Pacificans Care in 2002 to recognize groups, businesses or individuals who have significantly contributed to the well-being of the community and through their actions and contributions have exemplified Pacifica as a community that cares.

Pacificans Care was established in 1982 to generate community support for social and safety net services for those in need in Pacifica. Pacificans Care annually supports the Pacifica Resource Center, Pacifica Youth Service Bureau, Pacifica Senior Services and Pacifica Child Care. Through its efforts over $766,000 has been returned to the community to support the work of these core social service agencies in providing critical services to the community." Read more.
Reference, organization.  Pacificans Care, Locals Helping Locals.  Events, People Who Care awards, 2016.  About/Services we support.  "Currently, Pacificans Care provides annual grants for support to Child Care and Senior Services in the City of Pacifica; The Pacifica Resource Center, A Project of the Tides Center; and the Pacifica Youth Service Bureau, an affiliate of the YMCA. We also have a Community Minigrant Program.  We have allocated monies to fund small grants (up to $1000) for social service projects to benefit the community.  In addition to providing grants, we assist in other ways.  We have served as the fiscal sponsor for “Project Play” to enable the construction of the wonderful playground at Frontierland Park, for the purchase of infrared “firecams” for our local fire department, for the Skatepark at the Community Center, for the Pacifica Realtors Community Service Group, and for the Pedro Point Playground."  Facebook/Pacificans Care, scroll down to 2/7/17 for this year's "People who Care" awards.  

Related, award recipients. Recology of the Coast. Facebook pages. Recology of the Coast.  Anita Rees. Debbie Kiest.  Note photographs Accepting awards from the reference Pacificans Care/Events (may be the same as the Pacifica Tribune/MRyan Media Design. 

Posted by Kathy Meeh

Monday, February 27, 2017

Reminder City Council meeting tonight, Monday February 27, 2017

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Item 4, EQ.  Partially fixing our
Winter rain drainage problem.
Attend in person, 2212 Beach Boulevard, 2nd floor. Or view on local television or live feed Pacific Coast TV. If you missed meetings, view on PCT26 YouTube!  The city council meeting begins at 7 p.m., or shortly there following. City Council updates and archives are available on the City Council website.    

Fix Pacifica City Council meeting article, 2/27/17.     Interactive City Council meeting, 2/27/17.    

Closed session - B.  Appoint Interim City Manager.
Consent Calendar.  4.  Fund Wet Weather Equalization Basin, $22 million from wastewater revenues.
Consideration.  6.  Planing Commission Annual Report.  7.  Mid-year 2016-17 budget update. 
Note photograph.  Linda Mar Boulevard near shopping center flooding by Steve Byrne/KQED from KQED/Staff, 12/11/14, "Photos: storm scenes from around the Bay Area."

Posted by Kathy Meeh

In agreement with First Lady Melania

Pacifica Tribune Letters to the Editor, 2/23/17, "Unhappy with Trump" by Judy Heldberg 

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And they lived happily ever after.
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If you only knew...
"Dear Editor, I saw a recent news story about Melania Trump being discontent with her role as first lady, and that she is “very, very unhappy with the way her life has turned out.”

Rest assured, Mrs. Trump, half of Americans agree with you. We too are very, very unhappy with the way your life has turned out. However, there is a win-win solution to solve this problem for all of us. You divorce him and we’ll  impeach him!"

Related.  US Weekly/Staff/Exclusive, 2/15/17, includes 1:08 minute video, "Melania Trump is 'miserable' as First Lady, 'unhappy with how her life ended up'."  "While her husband, Donald Trump, wields his power as president, first lady Melania Trump is struggling with the realities of her new role and the scrutiny that comes with it, insiders reveal in the new issue of Us Weekly. 'This life wasn’t her dream. It was Donald’s,' Trump family friend and stylist Phillip Bloch tells Us. 'Truthfully, it’s a lot to cope with'."  US Magazine/celebrity news/Staff, 1/24/17, "ICYMI:  We can't stop watching Melania Trump's face fall after Donald Trump Interaction." "Not so happy to be there? In case you missed it, cameras caught Melania Trump's face fall after an interaction with her husband, President Donald Trump, at the inauguration — and we can’t stop watching the viral moment." 

Note photographs.  If you only knew by Kaila/Twitter from The Tab/Caroline Phinney, 1/20/17, "Melania Trump is having the worst time at Inauguration Day."  Happily from LGBTQ Nation/Graham Gremore, 1/24/17, includes video 38 seconds, "This candid nine second video will make your heart break for Melania Trump." ... We’re 99.9% sure that becoming First Lady was definitely not on her list of life’s ambitions when she took her first illegal modeling gig after moving to America 20-some years ago. And yet here she is, thrust into a role neither she nor the majority of Americans ever wanted her to have."

Posted by Kathy Meeh

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Police town hall meeting, follow-up

San Francisco Examiner/Brendan P. Bartholomew, 2/26/17. "Pacifica police reassure public over recent crime wave." 

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"A mini crime-wave that struck Pacifica and left residents on edge this month appears to be dying down, and police say arrests may be forthcoming. ....  At a packed town hall event Thursday night, Police Chief Dan Steidle said police are pursuing leads, and acknowledged the lack of immediate justice can be frustrating for community members.

....  ...  'If you see somebody kicking in a door or climbing in through a window, don’t assume it’s because he lives there and forgot his key,' Steidle said. 'Call the police and let us determine what’s going on— it’s what we’re here for.' While some residents view the recent robberies and burglaries as being part of a larger trend, Steidle said the robberies are almost certainly unrelated to the burglaries.

....  Unlike the Safeway robber, Steidle said the suspects responsible for the home burglaries prefer to avoid any direct contact with their victims, with all the burglaries occurring on weekdays, between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., when residents are likely to be at work.  ....   At Thursday’s town hall meeting (2/23/17), Steidle emphasized that sharing information about crime and safety on a private social media site is not necessarily helpful to police if officers don’t have access to the site. Reporting suspicious incidents to police is much more effective, he said. 'You know what should be going on at your neighbor’s house and across the street,' Steidle said. 'If you’re afraid of being wrong and you don’t want to give us your name, you don’t have to"."  Read more.
Reference, police town hall meeting.  Connect with Pacifica/Lorie Tinfow/City Manager, Week of 2/20/2017. "Last night (2/23/17) Police Chief Dan Steidle and Captain Chris Clements hosted a community meeting to discuss the recent spate of residential burglaries. Mayor O'Neill, Council members Digre and Vaterlaus and I joined them. Well over a hundred community members attended to hear from the Chief and ask him questions. Click here for a copy of the presentation.  Remember, if you “See Something, Say Something”. Immediately report any suspicious activity by calling the police department at 650-738-7314. Don't be reluctant to call the police; let our officers determine if the strangers have a legitimate purpose in your neighborhood. You may find this "Home Security Tip Sheet" helpful for other safety tips. Solving these crimes is a high priority and as soon as the criminals are apprehended, the Chief will make an announcement. ...."     Note graphic. Burglar/sleeping cat image image from Clipart Kid, 3/18/16.  

Posted by Kathy Meeh

Saturday, February 25, 2017

City Council meeting, Monday February 27, 2017

Attend in person, 2212 Beach Boulevard, 2nd floor. Or view on local television or live feed Pacific Coast TV. If you missed meetings, view on PCT26 YouTube!  The city council meeting begins at 7 p.m., or shortly there following. City Council updates and archives are available on the City Council website.  

Interactive City Council meeting, 2/27/17.      City Council meeting, 2/27/17, pdf pages 83.

Closed session, 5:30 p.m.
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Lorie Tinfow, Pacifica City Manager
Thank you for your competence,
expertise and service to our City!!!
A.      CA Gov code 54956.8, (?), or CA Government code 54957.6. "Conference with labor negotiator, Deborah Glasser. Pacifica Firefighters Local 2400; Teamsters Local 856 Battalion Chiefs; Department Directors Local 350; WasteWater Treatment Plant Employees Local 856; Miscellaneous Local 856; Managers Local 350; Ppolice Officers Association; Police Supervisors Association; Police Management Local 350." 
B.     CA Gov code 54957.  Public employee appointment, Interim City Manager.   

Open session, 7 p.m.
Call to order, roll call, salute to flag.  Closed Session, none. Closed Session Report if any.
Special Presentations:  1) PG&E/Bill Chiang: Storm outages update. 2) Proclamation100th Anniversary of Rotary. 

Consent Calendar
1.     Approval of disbursements, report.  a) Disbursements 1/10/17 - 1/31/17.
2.     Approval of City Council meeting Minutes, report. a)  2/13/17.
3.     Resolution, City Debt Management Policy, (support of our City Council Goals of fiscal sustainability and stewardship of City infrastructure):  1/1/17 CA Govt code 8855(i), and SB 1029 update changes. Report, resolution, pdf pages 8.  a)  City administrative policy compliance, pdf pages 4.
4.    Resolution, intention to finance construction of the Wet weather Equalization Basin (EQ) Project through tax-exempt bonds or certificates of participation, in the amount of approximately $22 million, payable from wastewater revenues.  Report, resolution, pdf pages 4.
5.    Resolution approving the second contract amendment for South San Francisco 911 police dispatch services, FY 2019-20, $657,949.  (2% cost increase per year over 3 years, 9.7% cost increase over 9 years).  Report/resolution, pdf pages 4.  a) SSFPD contract 2nd Amendment 2017, b)   SSFPD contract 2011, c)  SSFPD contract 1st Amendment 2014
Communications - Public (Oral); City Council; City Staff.  Public hearings, none.
6.    Planning Commission Annual Report, City information background. a)   Planning Commission summary of work, 2016.
7.    2016-17 mid-year budget update, Report, resolution, pdf pages 4. a)  General Fund budget summary.
Adjourn.     Note photograph:  Lorie Tinfow from her LinkedIn account.
Posted by Kathy Meeh

Friday, February 24, 2017

New Benicia City Manager, Lorie Tinfow

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Lorie Tinfow, City Manager
Pacifica until 3/31/17.
Times Herald News/Rachel Raskin-Zrihen, 2/23/17. "Benicia to name new city manager."

"Lorie Tinfow is likely to be Benicia’s new city manager, Fire Chief/Acting City Manager, Jim Lydon, announced this week.  A resolution to that effect is on the Benicia City Council meeting agenda for Tuesday.

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Savvy 2013 City Council
hired Lorie Tinfow.
On behalf of the city of Benicia, Mayor Elizabeth Patterson said in a statement, that “The city council is extremely impressed with Ms. Tinfow’s innovative problem solving approach to cities’ fiscal issues. She is an experienced and skilled professional city administrator who will bring value, inclusiveness, transparency and innovation to Benicia. I think we are very lucky to get such a qualified city manager in a very competitive market.”

.....  Tinfow holds degrees from Stanford and Harvard universities in applied earth science and city and regional planning and has been the city manager of Pacifica since 2013. While there, she strengthened the city’s financial status, and moved forward a number projects and initiatives, including increasing transparency with the community, officials said."  Read article. 

Submitted by Jim Wagner 

Related.  Fix Pacifica article reprint,  Lorie Tinfow, Pacifica City Manager, "News to share, 2/21/17".  City of Benicia.     Note photographs. Lorie Tinfow from Pacifica Tribune/Opinion/Lorie Tinfow, "Storm damage in Pacifica, 2/6/16.  City Council 2013 by Jane Northrop Mercury News/Bay City News/Jane Northrop, 9/10/13, "City Council appoints Pacifica's first woman City Manager." 

Posted by Kathy Meeh