Sunday, January 21, 2018

City Council meeting, Monday January 22, 2018

Interactive City Council meeting agenda, 1/22/18.      City Council meeting agenda, 1/22/18, pdf pages.

Closed Session, 6:15 p.m.   Government code 54957 (b) (1)City Manager performance evaluation. 
Open session, 7:00 p.m.  Call to order, roll call, salute to flag.  Closed Session report.  Special presentations:  San Mateo County "Get us moving", Cory Wolbach. 

Consent Calendar 
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Item 11, Airport noise terrorizes many of our Pacificans.
But try Burlingame, you'll feel so much better-off here.
1.    Approval of financial disbursements (checks), FY 2017-18, report.  a) 12/16/17 - 12/31/17. 
2.    Approval of Minutes, report. a) 1/8/18.
3.    Approval of Caltrans (Route 1) San Pedro Creek Bridge Replacement Project, quarterly monitoring and annual report, report.  Agreements: a) Wilsey Ham Consultant.  b) SMCTA Measure A funding.  c) State/City monitoring.
4.     Approval of Calera Creek Water Recycling Plant communication control panel configuration, ATADModification Project, phase 2: Tesco Controls, Inc., report.  a) Agreement, $59,469.00.
5.    Approval contract change order 1,500 Esplanade Coastal Protection Rock Revetment Repair Project: Michael Roberts Construction, Inc. report.  a) Change order #1.  b) Site plan. $665,000 additional budget authority from Disaster Fund 38, 75% reimbursed by CalOES, 17% City insurance, 8% Excess ERAF funds.
6.    Resolution, part-time salary schedule, 1/23/18 (CA minimum age update) DRAFT, report/resolution.  a)  Changes from existing schedule.  b)  Clean completed schedule.
7.    Planning consultant project staff management, M-Group 2nd amendment: 2 consulting firms, (1 full-time employee 6 month equivalent), $150,000 (not to exceed $300,000) reimbursed by project applicants, report.  Amendments: a) 2nd (proposed).  b) 1st,  (and original agreement).
8.    Approval Collection System Project, FY 2016-17 construction contract change order, #2: C2R Engineering, Inc., $38,000 additional budget authority, Wastewater Enterprise Fund 34, report.  a) Agreement, change order #1, 12/29/17, $60,721.42, total at that time $675,480.07.
9.    Resolution, accept FEMA Firefighters matching funds grant, FY 2017-18, report/resolution.  a)  Letter approving North County Fire Authority safety equipment amendment. 
Oral communications. Public; Council, Staff.  Public hearings, none.  

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Enjoy your commute

This is the only solution Keener, Martin, and Digre left us with as an "alternative" to Highway 1 modernization and safety improvements. Won't be any more because they gave the $10,000,000 allocated to fix the Highway back to the county. Yep, gave it back. Those of you in that commute in the morning and afternoon make sure you thank Keener, Martin, and Digre, our council majority, for their gift of our tax money that we paid back to the county to reallocate to cities that want to repair their infrastructure. Enjoy your commute. 

Submitted by Jim Wagner 

"As we kick off the New Year, I hope that recent technology improvements at two intersections in Pacifica along Highway 1 will help keep traffic moving a bit more smoothly for you. Newly installed InSync Adaptive Traffic Control System cameras at the intersections of Highway 1/ Reina Del Mar and Highway 1/ Fassler Avenue are designed to provide an intelligent transportation system that enables traffic signals to adapt to actual traffic demand. The system has two main hardware components, the video cameras and the processor, sometimes referred to as "the eyes" and "the brain" of the system, respectively. The mounted video cameras count the exact number of cars demanding service at the intersection and how long they’ve been waiting, while the processor facilitates the changing of the traffic signal lights. The timing on when the lights change is prioritized based on the length of traffic queue and how long the vehicles have been delayed. This dynamic way of determining when the light should change enables the traffic signals to use green time efficiently. The City will be evaluating the effectiveness of the system during its initial operation. Let us know if you observe any improvements yourself by dropping an e-mail to

Please let me know if you have comments or questions, and thank you for wanting to Connect with Pacifica!


City Manager"

Monday, January 15, 2018

Planning Commission meeting, Tuesday January 16, 2018

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 planning commission meeting begins at 7 p.m., or shortly there following.  Planning Commission updates, archives are available on the City website: City Council Agendas, and City Planning Commission.  Channel 26 television schedule, see Tuesday, 1/16/18.   


Interactive Planning Commission agenda, 1/16/17.    Planning Commission agenda, 1/16/17, pdf pages 381.


Open Session, 7:00 p.m.  Administrative:  Approval of Minutes (draft):  11-06-17Draft Minutes 11-20-17. Designation of liaison to City Council 1/20/18, none.   Consent items, none.   Communications:  Public oral. 

Continued Public Hearings
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Item 1.  San Pedro Road development,
near Linda Mar Rehabilitation Center.

1.    GPA-932-16, RZ-195-16, SUB 234-16; APN 023-075-050. 6 single family residential development, and 1 lot for a private street development:  western terminus of San Pedro Terrace Road.  Attachments:  a) Resolution and COAs (draft).  b) Land Use/Zoning exhibit.  c) 1005 San Pedro Terrace.  d) Study Session report 7/16/2007.  e) Study Session report 5/5/2008.  f) Arborist report.  g) Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND).  h) San Pedro Creek, compliance monitoring report, 2007.  i) Local public letter comments to IS/MND response.  j.) Biologist additional information.  k) Federal and State permits status.  l) CEQA Revised Proposal Memo.  m)  Planning Commission staff report, 11/20/17. 

 New Public Hearings

2.    UP-090-17, CDP-383-17; APN 016-021-300.  Additional, separate 2-story, 2-family dwelling on existing 1 family dwelling lot, report.  Attachments:  a) Land Use/Zoning exhibit.  b) Resolution and COAs (draft). c) Project plans.

Communications:  Planning Commission, Staff, Adjourn. 

Reference, development/planning acronyms.  APN, Assessor's parcel number.  CDP, Coastal Development permit. CZ, (Coastal Zone Combining) zoning districts. DP, development. GPA, General Plan Amendment.  LDR, low density residential.  PE, Parking Exception. PSD, Site Development permit. PV, Variance. S, Sign permit. SP, Specific Plan. RIA, Rent Increase Application.  SUB Subdivision. TA, text amendment (ordinance). UP, Use permit.  Zoning. California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).  CA CEQA Guidelines, Article 19, Categorical Exemptions: Class 1 categorical exemption, section 15301. Freestanding single-family residences set-back and parking, C-1, neighborhood commercial. C-3, Service Commercial.  R1, single-family residential, S, City of Pacifica Sign ordinance.  CA code, accessory (second residential) dwelling units, 65852.2.  Zoning/Planning Handouts, City of Pacifica.  RZ, rezoning.     Note: the area photograph (2 of 5) is stated as O San Pedro Terrace Road from Redfin/Amy Brenner, a Google map is included. 

Posted by Kathy Meeh

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Supervisor Don Horsley to speak to Democrats, Saturday January 20th

The Pacifica-Daly City Democrats Clubfirst monthly meeting of 2018 will be held on Saturday, January 20th. The Club is proud to announce that San Mateo County Supervisor Don Horsley will be our first speaker of the New Year.  
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San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, 2017
We anticipate that Supervisor Horsley will update us regarding the State of San Mateo County and related issues affecting the City of Pacifica, including statewide and national issues affecting San Mateo County.

The Clubs January 20th meeting will begin at 9:30am in the rear banquet room at the Sharp Park Golf Course Restaurant.  A full breakfast is available at $12, a continental breakfast at $6 or just coffee for $3, although no purchase is necessary. And while meetings of the Pacifica-Daly City Democrats Club are free and open to the general public, please consider becoming a member in this year of critical mid-term elections!

Submitted by Connie Menefee, President Pacifica-Daly City Democrats Club

Reference, Don Horsley.  San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, District 3.  Related. Mercury News/Kevin Kelly, 1/3/17,  "San Mateo County: Horsley to lead supervisors. Pine picked to be new vice president; new member Canepa takes seat."  ".... Horsley, who replaces outgoing Supervisor Warren Slocum as board president, said he wants the board in 2017 to improve services for foster youth, address mental health issues, improve transportation and housing options and promote public safety — as well as build on the successes and challenges of 2016." Fix Pacifica blog/Don Horsley, archived articles.  
Reference, Pacifica-Daly City Democrats. Facebook/about.  Note San Mateo Coumty Supervisor photographs from the Daily Journal/Sue Lempert, 1/24/17,"Kind words about the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors." 
Posted by Kathy Meeh

Friday, January 12, 2018

Pacifica Homeowners Coastal Planning Alert

For all Pacifica homeowners and businesses west of Hwy 1, Tuesday Jan 23 will be the first of several critical public coastal planning meetings, part of Pacifica’s Sea Level Rise planning process.  (For details, see the Planning Department’s Sea Level Rise webpage:  The open-to-the-public meeting will be at City Council Chambers,  6PM .  This meeting could be the start of your home or business value being protected, or it could be the start of your neighborhood being red-lined to sea level rise.  Single-family and multi-unit residential, commercial, and other properties such as streets, pump stations, utility lines, schools, and other public assets are being listed, mapped, and a value placed on themby the Planning Department.  The Planners and their consultants will then decide how vulnerable each property is to different levels of projected sea level rise over the coming decades.  Further along in the process a “vulnerability assessment” will be made, which will be usable by banks and governmental agencies to decide whether your home can be refinanced, or rebuilt in the event of flood, and other decisions that will have a major impact on the value of your home or business.  So pay attention and attend-- decisions are underway that will determine if your property will be defended or not.

Submitted by Sharon Smoliarz

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Suspicious incident at Ocean Shore School

Use the link below to view our press release on a suspicious incident at Ocean Shore School.

Submitted by Captain Chris Clements Pacifica Police Department

Sunday, January 7, 2018

City Council meeting, Monday January 8, 2018

Friday, January 5, 2018

Remember when rent control advocates said Costa-Hawkins would never be repealed?

Appeal of Costa-Hawkins Rent Control on Horizon

California state law bans local governments from imposing rent control on any new apartment construction. The law — the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act — defines new construction as dwellings with certificates of occupancy issued after Feb. 1, 1995. 
Costa-Hawkins also prohibits regulating rents on single-family dwellings and individually owned condominiums and townhouses 
Moves to repeal this law have appeared on two fronts: one in the State Assembly, the other as an initiative to place the appeal on the November 2018 ballot. 
Assembly Bill (AB) 1506 would flat-out kill the law, called the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act.  The ballot initiative, known as the “Affordable Housing Act,” would also spell the end for the law.
Last February, Bonta joined Assemblymembers David Chiu and Richard Bloom in introducing Assembly Bill (AB) 1506. “The Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act prescribes statewide limits on the application of local rent control with regard to certain properties. This bill would repeal that act,” the Legislative Counsel Digest advised. 
The Digest also says what happened: “Appropriation: No: Fiscal Committee: No; Local Program: No.” The bill never made it to the Assembly floor. 
Proponents of the measure to repeal Costa-Hawkins, called the “Affordable Housing Act,” will soon begin circulating petitions to qualify the initiative for the November 2018 ballot. 
“Rents for housing have skyrocketed in recent years, they said in the Oct. 23 filing.” Median rents are higher in California than any other state in the country, and among all 50 states.”
In addition, advocates for overturning Costa-Hawkins point out that the federal government considers rent as not affordable if renters spend more than 30 percent of their income on that expense. 
Posted by Steve Sinai

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Trump ICE pick: Politicians who run sanctuary cities should be charged with crimes

Well, interesting that Pacifica put themselves in the bulls eye with their useless vote to become a sanctuary city just weeks before the state became a sanctuary state. 

To what purpose you might ask? Ask Keener or Martin, or Cynthia Kaufman, the shadow 6th council member. 

Who would it be easier for the feds to come after, the state or some small, broke, progressive wanna-be Pacifica to make a point?"

Thanks council for nothing.

Submitted by Jim Wagner 


President Trump's pick to run Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Tuesday called for a crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities, saying politicians who help run them should be charged with crimes.
In an interview with Fox News' Neil Cavuto, ICE Acting Director Thomas Homan said the Department of Justice needs "to file charges against the sanctuary cities" and "hold back their funding."
Homan, who was announced in December as President Trump's pick to permanently run the agency, went on to say that politicians enforcing sanctuary city policies need to be held "personally accountable."
"We gotta take [sanctuary cities] to court, and we gotta start charging some of these politicians with crimes," he said.
His comments came during a discussion about California Gov. Jerry Brown (D), a staunch defender of protections for undocumented immigrants who in October signed a bill declaring California a sanctuary state.