Saturday, June 29, 2019

Plan Pacifica meetings, Monday July 1, and Tuesday July 2 - RSVP includes dinner

City of Pacifica, Connect with Pacifica this Week, Kevin Woodhouse, City Manager, 6/28/19.
.... Attend one of the upcoming Plan Pacifica meetings to give your input into the City’s General Plan Update, Local Coastal Program Update, and the Sharp Park Specific Plan. Two meetings are happening next week on Monday and Tuesday nights, July 1 and 2, details below. And if you cannot attend one of the five community meetings, there are other ways to give input throughout the process. Visit the project website to learn more.
Plan Pacifica - we want to hear from you. You are invited to help Plan Pacifica's future at a series of community meetings to discuss the General Plan, Coastal Plan, and new Sharp Park Specific Plan!

In early 2019, the City of Pacifica began the simultaneous process of updating its General Plan and Local Coastal Program, and developing a new specific plan for the Sharp Park area. The General Plan is the City's most important planning tool, and has not been comprehensively updated since 1980. Now, it's time to create a new plan which will guide the City for the next 20 years or more. Through these meetings, we are asking YOU to tell us what is important to you. The first meeting was held this week, with great success. There are still four more and details of dates and locations can be found below. You can learn more about this project at

Whether you are a resident and/or work in a given area, or an invested resident from another one, everyone is welcome to help Plan Pacifica! This event is FREE! Please RSVP to help us better plan. Child care and a light meal will be provided at each meeting. Doors open at 5:45 pm. RSVP here.

Event Details:
Pacifica Neighborhood Meeting 2 - Rockaway Beach & Vallemar. Mon, Jul 1 6:00 pm. Vallemar Elementary School, Pacifica.
Pacifica Neighborhood Meeting 3 - Pedro Point. Tue, Jul 2 6:00 pm. Soul Grind Coffee Roasters, Pacifica.
Pacifica Neighborhood Meeting 4 - Fairmont, Edgemar & Manor. Tue, Jul 9 6:00 pm. Ocean Shore School, Pacifica.
Pacifica Neighborhood Meeting 5 - Sharp Park & Fairway Park. Wed, Jul 10 6:00 pm. Ingrid B Lacy Middle School, Pacifica.
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Planning Commission meeting, Monday, July 1, 2019 cancelled

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Just cancel fireworks, then we're good.
The City of Pafica/Planning Commission, meeting for Monday July 1, 2019 is cancelled.  

For other City Council and Planning Commissions meetings, scheduled and past, from the City website see City meetings.

Note photograph: lead Google to Bark Playcare Avenue,  found on article "Boom, Boom, Boom July 4th is coming. Is your dog afraid of fireworks?", Daniel McElroy, Jr., 7/1/14.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Plan Pacifica, Thursday, June 27, 2019

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I have a plan!
Letter from Connect with Pacifica This Week/Kevin Woodhouse, City Manager, from City email 6/21/19, "Help shape the future of our City."

While there is a long list of fun and engaging events (highlighted below) that are upcoming as we roll into summertime, please take note of the five community engagement meetings scheduled for the City’s Plan Pacifica effort, which includes the General Plan and Local Coastal Program updates and development of a Specific Plan for the Sharp Park neighborhood. These Plans are tools for shaping the evolution of Pacifica so it best serves and delights its residents. We need your input to make these plans the best they can be!

The first of these meetings will occur next Thursday evening, June 27, 6:00 pm at the Community Center at 540 Crespi Drive. Dinner will be provided. You are encouraged to RSVP so we can best plan the meeting. The project site at provides information about each project, including ways to participate, project documents and City contacts. I encourage you to participate and help shape the future of Pacifica.

Note photograph by John D. from Yelp/Rockaway Beach, Pacifica.
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Saturday, June 22, 2019

City Council meeting, Monday June 24, 2919

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 usually 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 meeting, 6/24/19.     City Council meeting, 6/24/19, pdf pages 579.
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Item 5. 1567 Beach Blvd, the view.
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Item 5. 1567 Beach Blvd, the land.

Open Session, 7:00 p.m. 
Call to order, roll call, salute to flag. Closed Session: none, report none. 
Special Presentation:  Home for All community engagement program summary report.
Proclamation:  Parks, Beaches and Recreation month.

Consent Calendar 
1.    Approval of financial disbursements (checks), FY 2018-2019:  a) 5//16/19 - 5/31/19. 
2.    City Council meeting cancellation, 7/22/19, report.
3.     Adoption of a mixed-use development agreement ordinance DA-1-18, benefiting the public and the developer, exempt from CEQA: vacant lot site, Palmetto Avenue, southwest of Santa Rosa Avenue, report/Ordinance.  a) Agreement (proposed). Planning Commission: b) Report, 5/6/19,  c) Resolution. d) Factors for Consideration. e) City Council Ordinance introduction, 6/10/19.
4.    Resolution establishing City appropriation limit, FY 2019-20, in accordance with CA State requirements, and accepting the Independent Accountant's Report, FY 2018-19, report.Resolution.  a) Explanation of calculation formula (GANN), FY 2019-20.  b) Pacifica appropriation, 2019-20.  c) Compliance review letter, 2018-19. 
Communications (Oral):  Public, City Council, City Staff. 

Public hearing
5.     Appeal construction of a 7-unit "town home" style condominium, (4-unit, 2 story building, and 3 unit, 3-story building):  1567 Beach Boulevard, report/Resolution.  Planning Commission: a) Resolution (draft), b) Report, 5/6/19, c) Minutes, 5/6/19.   Project Plans.  Appeal: e) Completed Appeal application with letter, 5/16/19, f) Amended Appeal letter, 5/16/19,  g) Applicant's response to the Appeal, 6/5/19.   Coastal hazard/development consideration: h)  Soils analysis, (GSI, Inc.), 11/27/17, i) Coastal Commission letter, 3/13/18,  j) Class 32 "In-fill development projects categorical exemption" analysis.  k) Public Comment Letters 5/17/19 - 6/19/19.

6.     Adoption of the Annual Operating and Capital Budget, FY 2019-2020, report/Resolution. a) Operating Budget, 2019-2020 (draft).   Adjourn.   Note photographs:  The land (includes a virtual tour) by Patrick J. Ryan Patrick J. Ryan, Realtor.  The view (includes several views) from Zillow.
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Monday, June 17, 2019

Planning Commission meeting, Monday June 17, 2019

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 usually 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 Planning Commission Agenda, 6/17/19.     Planning Commission Agenda, 6/17/19 pdf pages 98.
Item 1. Study Session: 340 Waterford Street.
Looking forward to the wow improvement!
Open Session, 7:00 p.m.  Administrative: approval of order of agenda; draft Minutes 5/6/19, and 5-20-19.  Designation of liaison to City Council meeting, 6/24/19: 1567 Beach Blvd. Appeal.  Consent items: none. Consideration items: none.  
Public oral communications. 

Study Session
1.   File 2019-002.  Discuss development of a 3-level, mixed-use building, ground floor commercial, 12 dwelling units on upper levels (approximately 9,500 sq. ft.):  340 Waterford Street (APN 009-058-040), Pacific Manor neighborhood, report.  a)  Conceptual exterior design.  b) Project plans.

New Public hearings
2.  File 2017-023.  SP-164-17.  Construction of a single-family residence on a vacant 62,562 sq. ft. lot in the P-D/HPD (Planned Development/Hillside Preservation District), zoning districts known as Lot 3 of the Harmony@1 subdivision, Linda Mar north areareport.
3.  File 2019-005.  SP-170-19.  Construction of additions to an existing one-story (1,465 sq. ft.) single family residence (212 sq. ft. first-story, 750 sq. ft. second-story): 427 Lynbrook Drive (APN 009-555-230), Westview-Pacific Highlands neighborhood, report.  a) Resolution and COAs. b) Land Use/Zoning. c) Project plans.
Communications:  Planning Commission, Staff.  Adjourn.
Reference, development/planning acronyms. 
ADU, Accessory dwelling unit construction, APN, Assessor's parcel number.  CDP, Coastal Development permit.  COAs, conditions of approval.  CZ, (Coastal Zone Combining) zoning districts. DA, development agreement. DP, development permit. HDR, High density residential. GPA, General Plan Amendment.  LCP, Local Coastal Program.  LDR, low density residential.  MDR, medium density residential. MUP, Marijuana Use permit. PD, Planned Development.  PE, Parking Exception.  PSD, Site Development permit. PV, Permit Variance.  RIA, Rent Increase Application.  S, Sign permit. SE, Sign Exception. SF, square foot. SP, Specific Plan.  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 exemptions: existing facilities, section 15301; no significant effect section 15061(b)(3); Freestanding single-family residences set-back and parking, C-1, neighborhood commercial.  C-2, Commercial/Office (within 100  ft. of a residential zone) C-3, Service Commercial. Class 3 categorical exemption, section 15303(a).  Class 32, Infill Development projects, section 15332.  MND, Mitigated negative declaration. MMRP, Mitigation monitoring and reporting program.    MO-RB, Marijuana Operation-Rockaway Beach Overlay District.  MRO, Marijuana Retail Operation.  PMC, Pacifica Municipal Code.   R1, single-family residential,  R-2, Two family residential; R-3, Multi-family residential; R-3G, Multiple-family residential garden district. RIA, rent increase application.  S, City of Pacifica Sign ordinance.  CA code, accessory (second residential) dwelling units, 65852.2.  Zoning/Planning Handouts, City of Pacifica.  RZ, rezoning. TBD, to be determined. TDR, transfer of development rights (urban planning).  City: Capital Improvement program (CIP), Title/Ordinances/Municipal Code. General Plan. (GP) update documents, background history.  Pacifica Municipal Code (PMC). Local Coastal Land Use Plan, (LCLUP), update documents. 
  Note: photograph by of the existing 340 Waterford Street building by Google from
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