Thursday, November 29, 2018

Sea level rise preparation plan puts Pacifica property owners on edge

 - The Fairway Park West neighborhood in Pacifica has been the place Jeff Guillet and his family have called home for nearly a decade, but he’s concerned his property and its value could soon be at risk with the passage of a new coastal plan.
The City of Pacifica is working on updating the Local Coastal Program plan or LCP, which includes preparing for sea level rise over the next 50 to 100 years. It involves making tough decisions to prepare for the worst case scenario. Guillet claims his entire neighborhood is located in a hazard zone, made up of any land west of Highway 1 in Pacifica.
“My home is a third of a mile from the beach, 40 feet above sea level,” Guillet said. “There is no way that I’m going to be affected by sea level rise in the next 100 years.”
While the city has looked at maintaining ocean barriers and replenishing beaches with sand, it’s one controversial proposal that would negatively affect Guillet’s property that has him outraged. The proposal is called managed retreat, which means moving homes and businesses located in the hazard zone to allow nature to do what it wants and maintain the beach.
“We were shocked,” Guillet said. “I just feel angry that this is being done to me by my city that should be protecting me.”

Read (and watch) more here...

Posted by Steve Sinai

Friday, November 23, 2018

City Council meeting, Monday, November 26, 2018

Attend in person, 2212 Beach Boulevard, 2nd floor.  Or, view on local Pacific Coast television, PCT/Pacifica Channel 26PCT links to meeting videos: calendar, and recent coastside civic meeting videos. City Council and Planning Commission meetings begin at 7 p.m., or shortly there following.  City meeting agendas (current and archived) are available on the City meetings calendar.  City websites:  City Council, and Planning Commission.  

Interactive City Council agenda, 11/26/18.      City Council agenda, 11/26/18, pdf pages 285.

Closed Session, 6:00 p.m.
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Enjoy the rainy weather, aka: Happy Holidays!
A.     CA code 54957.6.  labor negotiator conference:  Janae Novotny; KevinWoodhouse, City Manager.   Employee organizations: Unrepresented Employees; Firefighters Local 2400; Teamsters Local 350 Department Directors.
B.     CA code 54956.9, (d)(2); (e) (1), anticipated litigation (1 potential case).

Open Session, 7:00 p.m.  Call to order, roll call, salute to flag. Closed Session report.
Special Presentations
1)     San Mateo County Libraries Annual Report, Julie Finklang.
2)     Beautification Advisory Committee, Mayors' Beautification Awards.  
Consent Calendar  
1.     Approval of financial disbursements (checks):  a) FY 2018-19, 10/16/18-10/31/18.
2.     Approval of Minutes,  11/13/18.
3.     Approve Construction Testing Services, Inc., 2nd amendment for the Wet Weather Equalization Basin Project Material Testing and Geotechnical Services (sewer capacity improvement), $80, 185, report.  a) CTS amendment 2. 
4.     Approve Rain for Rent, first amendment for the Linda Mar Pump Station Temporary Wet Weather Pumping and Storage project, $310,193, report.  a) First amendment.
5.     Part-time job salary schedule, 1-1-19, report/Resolution.  a) Redlined draft.  b)  Part-time salary schedule final draft.
6.     Unrepresented Management and Confidential Employees, compensation and Benefit Plan (2% increase each year, 7/7/18, 7/6/19, 7/4/20), report/Resolution.  a) Redlined changes, 2018-2021. 
Communications (Oral):  Public, City Council, City Staff.

Public hearings  

7.     Recology of the Coast 2.75% rate adjustment 1/1/19 through 12/31/19, report/Resolution.  a)  Rate Schedule (attachment N).  b) Proposed refuse collection charges. 
8.     CalPERS pension liability costs, report.  a) Actuarial valuation and graphics, 6/30/17.  b) SM County Grand Jury findings/response, 6/28/18. 
9.     Affordable Housing initiatives research and Rent Advisory Task Force (RATF) next steps, report.  a) RATF Charter, (... property owners and renters... stability and predictability...).  b) City of Healdsburg example.  c) RATF Report, 5/22/17.  d) City Council Minutes, 5/22/17. 
10.    Consider moving the 12/10/18 Sea Level Rise Adaptation Policies to 1/2019, report.
11.    New fire engine purchase financing agreement, report.  a) Lease financing,11/7/18.  b) North County Fire Authority proposal, 7/5/18.
12.    Kevin Woodhouse, City Manager employment agreement, first amendment, report/Resolution.  a) First amendment (draft).
Adjourn.     Note photograph by Jeff Moore "Braving the weather...Kent" from The Guardian/Helen Carter, 8/26/10, "Millions plan.. holiday trip.." 

Posted by Kathy Meeh

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Planning Commission + Managed Retreat, Monday, 6 PM

The Planning Commission is meeting tomorrow, Monday, at 6:00 pm. 

This will be the last chance to make your voice heard in protest of Managed Retreat before the LCP goes to the city council for approval December 10th!

This will be a public hearing and everything said will be part of public record.  Tell the planning commission that this plan is flawed and cannot come before the City Council for approval!

Tell the Planning Commission how you feel about their plans for our neighborhoods. Tell your neighbors! We need your support!!!

When:      Monday, November 19 at 6:00PM
Where:    Council Chambers, 2212 Beach Blvd (across from the pier)

  • The LCP doesn’t immediately use Managed Retreat, but it sets the groundwork so that it can be enacted at any time without public input or consent.
  • The LCP says it’s based on “best available science”, but the city has stated that the ESA report isn’t the best available science and they don’t have the money for that.
  • The definition of “Redevelopment” will immediately affect your property rights.
  • The LCP applies the “hazard zones” that have not been mapped or defined. No one in the city planning office can tell you if your property is affected or not.
  • This LCP is poorly written and will be equally poorly executed.

Pacifica residents made their voices clear in the November election that we don’t want managed retreat. Don’t let this LCP go to a lame duck city council for approval December 10th, right before the new city council is sworn in!!!

Submitted by Jeff Guillet

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Planning Commission Agenda, Monday, November 19, 2018

Friday, November 16, 2018

Special City Council meeting, tomorrow Saturday, November 17, 2018

Location:  City Council Chambers, 2212 Beach Blvd, Pacifica, CA 94044.  Time:  10:00 AM.
Interactive  City Council meeting agenda, 11/17/18.    City Council agenda, 11/17/18, pdf pages 24. 

Open Session, 10:00 AM:  Public Hearing 
1.  Input from the Community regarding district maps for City Council Elections: district boundaries and sequencing of elections, report.  a)  Timeline for public input.  District Map Options:  b) 501,  c) 502.  d) 503.  District Map submissions: e) Lerohl 1.  f) Estrella 1.  g) District mapping comments.
Posted by Kathy Meeh

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Pacificans on the University of Alaska Anchorage Basketball Team Return Home

I went to the SF State Gator Invitational over the weekend to root on the women's basketball team of my alma mater, the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Go Nanooks!

The University of Alaska Anchorage was also there, and I was surprised to find that two of the UAA players were from Pacifica.

#15 Victoria Langi

The Alaska teams dominated, each beating both of their Bay Area opponents - SF State and Holy Names University of Oakland.

Posted by Steve Sinai

State Senator Jerry Hill speaker at Democrats meeting this Saturday, November 17, 2018

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State Senator Jerry Hill, our District 13.
Join him for this breakfast meeting.
State Senator Jerry Hill is speaking at this year’s last monthly meeting of the Pacifica-Daly City Democrats Club on Saturday, November 17th.  Please join us for Senator Hill’s insider analysis of local, state and national election results and to learn about his many legislative accomplishments. 

The 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. This meeting is open to the general public. You need not be a member of the Club to attend, although we welcome your membership. 

Submitted by Connie Menefee, President of the Pacifica-Daly City Democrats

Reference, CA State Senator Jerry Hill, District 13, website, including District 13 map, legislative accomplishments, 2017-2009, press releases.   Ballotpedia/Gerald Hill.   Wikipedia/political history.   Related, articles. CSBA/Newsroom Press Release/Troy Flint, Sr. Director Communications/PIO, 11/13/17,"The California School Boards Association is pleased to announce that it has presented Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) with CSBA’s 2017 Outstanding Legislator of the Year Award. Senator Hill was presented the award on Sunday, Nov. 5, in San Mateo, Calif., in recognition of his leadership for public education and his enduring support of local school governance."  Sacramento Bee/Capitol Alert/Taryn Luna, 5/16/17,"When Jerry Hill gets ticked off, you might get a new law." ".... Gas pipelines in California’s most densely populated neighborhoods have remote-controlled shut-off valves thanks to Hill – one of 35 bills related to utility safety he’s introduced since the San Bruno blast. ... ... Hill was re-elected in November with 76 percent of the vote in his district. He’s termed out in 2020..."        Note photograph of  State Senator Jerry Hill from Pacifica Patch/Robert Riechel, Patch Mayor, 9/16/17,  (a contributed post from a community member). "CA State Senator Jerry Hill - Summary as Legislature takes a break."
Posted by Kathy Meeh

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Semi-official Pacifica City Council election results as of November 13

SUE BECKMEYER 3,489 18.03% 

MIKE O'NEILL 3,417 17.66% 

MARY K. BIER 3,239 16.74% 

VICKIE FLORES 2,996 15.49% 

JOHN KEENER 2,794 14.44% 


BRIDGET DUFFY 1,118 5.78%

Posted by Steve Sinai

Saturday, November 10, 2018

City Council meeting, Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Attend in person, 2212 Beach Boulevard, 2nd floor.  Or, view on local Pacific Coast television, PCT/Pacifica Channel 26PCT links to meeting videos: calendar, and recent coastside civic meeting videos. City Council and Planning Commission meetings begin at 7 p.m., or shortly there following.  City meeting agendas (current and archived) are available on the City meetings calendar.  City websites:  City Council, and Planning Commission. 

Interactive City Council Agenda, 11/13/18.      City Council Agenda 11/13/18, pdf pages 580. 

Closed Session, 6:00 p.m.
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Items 5 and 6. Thank you City for
fixing our potholes and paving our roads
A.   CA Govt Code 54957. Public performance evaluation: City Manager.   B. CA Govt Code 54957.6. Conference with City labor negotiator for:  City Manager.   C. CA Govt Code 54957.6.  Conference with labor negotiator for  Firefighters Local 2400, Teamsters Local 350 Department Directors.  

Open Session, 7:00 p.m.  Call to order, roll call, salute to flag. Closed Session report.
Special Presentations.  SamTrans/Jessica Epstein: Microtransportation.  
Consent Calendar
1.     Approval of financial disbursements (checks):  a) FY 2018-19,  10/3/18 - 10/12/18.
2.    Approval of Minutes, 10/22/18. 
3.    Cancellation of City Council meeting, 12/26/18, report. 
4.    Proclamation confirming existence of a local emergency, coastline from Westline Drive to the end of Beach Blvd, report. a) 400 Esplanade continued bluff failure, 11/1/18.
5.    Award Pavement Rehabilitation Project construction contract (FY 2017-18, Phase 1) to G. Bortolotto & Company, and CSG Consultants, Inc. for inspection:  Linda Mar Blvd (Adobe Drive to Alicante Drive and Oceana Blvd. (Milagra Drive to Monterey  Road), report.  a) G. Bortolotto contract, Phase 1. b) CSG contract, Phase 1.
6.    Award Pavement Rehabilitation Project construction contract (FY 2017-18, Phase II to G. Bortolotto & Company, and CSG Consultants, Inc. for inspection:  Linda Mar Blvd (Alicante Drive to Oddstad Blvd), report.  a) G. Bortolotto contract, Phase 2.  b) CSG contract, Phase 2.
7.    Approval of storage license agreement: Pacifica Historical Society continuing restoration of the Ocean Shore Railcare #1409, report.  a)  License agreement, 700 Coast Highway, WWTP site. b) photo exhibit A. c) map exhibit B.
8.    Approval of M-Group 3rd amendment for Planning Department project processing and management, (reimbursed by project applicants), report.  M-Group: a) Amendment 3.  b) Attachment 2.  c) Amendment 1.  d) M-Group agreement, 7/18/16.
9.    Notice of Completion: 400 Esplanade Infrastructure Preservation Project - Emergency Protective Measure, report/Resolution.
10.   Authorized salary range increase for the Information Systems and Technology Manager, report/Resolution.  a) Job specification.
11.   Municipal code TA-112-18, processing of Marijuana Use Permits, exempt from CEQA (second reading), report/Ordinance. a) report 10/22/18.
12.   Repeal and replace Article 4 "Sustainable Food Service Ware" standards (second reading), report/Ordinance.  a) report, 10/22/18.
13.   Adopt ordinance Article 4, "Sustainable Food Service Ware" within Chapter 5 of Title 6, regulating plastic beverage straws, stirrers, and cutlery and polystyrene disposable food service ware, (second reading), report/Ordinance.  a) report, 10/22/18. 
Communications (Oral):  Public, City Council, City Staff.

Public hearings
14.    Appeal of the Planning Commission approval, 10/1/18, of Marijuana Use Permit MUP-1-18, 2110 Palmetto Avenue (APN 016-182-360), report.  a) Draft Resolution denying the Appeal/Approving MUP-1-18.  b) Cannabis Business List (in Lottery Order).  c) Planning Commission Resolution 2018-006.  d) Planning Commission Minutes, 10/1/18.  e) Appeal from Adam Zollinger.  f) Planning Commission Agenda (B through F),10/1/18, pdf pages 51. 
15.   Adopt various City union bargaining units Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and Salary Schedules, 2018-2021, report.  MOU and Salary Schedules:  a)  Management Employees, Teamsters Local 350, b) Salary Schedule. c) Fire Battalion Chiefs, Teamsters Local 856, d) Salary Schedule.  e) Pacifica Police Managers Association/Pacifica Police Supervisors Association, f) Salary Schedules.  g) Pacifica Police Officers Association, h) Salary schedule.  MOU Resolutions: i) Management Employees, Teamsters Local 350.  j)  Fire Battalion Chiefs, Teamsters Local 856.  k) Pacifica Police Managers Association/Pacifica Police Supervisors Association.  l) Pacifica Police Officers Association. 
16.   Citizen appointments to the Emergency Preparedness & Safety Commission, Economic Development Committee, and Beautification Advisory Committee, report.  List of applicants: a) Emergency Preparedness & Safety Commission, b) Economic Development Committee. c) Beautification Advisory Committee.
Adjourn.      Note photograph : Reuters Paris Pix (Twitter) from The News Wheel,"This Man is Planting Flowers in Potholes to Protest the Bad Roads in Brussels", 4/6/18.

Posted by Kathy Meeh