Saturday, November 30, 2019

Planning Commission, Monday, December 2, 2019 cancelled

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It was a lovely Thanksgiving
after all.

From the City of Pacifica calendar:  The Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, December 2, 2019 evening has been cancelled.  

Reference. Meeting portal.   Planning Commission.   Planning Department.       Note graphic from 123RF, com,"sleeping turkey after a good meal...", image 64750134/Vector.

Posted by Kathy Meeh

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving, today November 28, 2019 !!!

Connect with Pacifica, Kevin Woodhouse, City Manager, 11/27/19.  End of November, December news, activities and accomplishments this year. 
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Thankful for our families, our friends, our neighbors,
goodness, our City, the cooperating weather today, etc.

Greetings!  Happy Thanksgiving! And stay safe in this upcoming storm. As we roll into December, we’ll kick off the last month of the year and the remainder of the 2019 holidays with the City’s Holiday Extravaganza and the Rockaway Tree Lighting Festival . Also, check out the info about the 13th Annual Meals on Wheels Holiday Silent Auction , as the proceeds from this program provide a memorable and elegant “Night Out on the Town” dining experience at the Community Center for home-bound seniors in Pacifica.

.... City offices will be closed beginning at 5:30 pm Wednesday, November 27, and will reopen for normal business hours on Monday, December 2, 2019. For more information call 650-738-7300. ..." 

From the Save the Date Section.  "Dec 2 – Planning Commission Meeting 7pm | Council Chambers, 2212 Beach Blvd. The Agenda will be available here.  Dec 4 – Beautification Advisory Committee 6pm | Planning Conference Room, 1800 Francisco Blvd. The Agenda will be available here.  Dec 6–7 – Holiday Extravaganza Weekend | Pacifica Community Center.  Dec 8 – 13th Annual Meals on Wheels Holiday Silent Auction 4-7pm |205 Rockaway Beach Ave, Ste #1.  Dec 8 – Rockaway Tree Lighting Festival 4-7pm | Rockaway Beach Plaza.  Dec 12 – Pedro Point Headlands Trail Community Meeting 6-8pm | Pacifica Community Center, 540 Crespi Dr.  

Dec 23 through Jan 1, 2020 – City Offices CLOSED for Christmas and New Year's holidays. City Offices will reopen for normal business hours beginning Thursday, January 2, 2020. Upcoming City Meetings  For information about upcoming City meetings, visit the City of Pacifica website at  and check the Calendar for City Council Meetings and Other City Meetings at the bottom of the home page."                

Note graphic from Happy Thanksgiving pictures for Facebook. 
Posted by Kathy Meeh

Friday, November 22, 2019

City Council meeting, Monday November 25, 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.  

Closed Session, 6:30 p.m.  Government code 54957, Public employee performance evaluation: City Manager. 

Item 8.  It's not much, but it's home. And it's Pacifica,
I'd prefer this is in your neighborhood, not mine
Open Session, 7:00 p.m. Call to order, roll call.  Closed session report.
Special Presentations

A.   Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse (CORA):  recognition of Pacifica Police Officer Natalie Walsh.
B.    Julie Finklang:  San Mateo County Libraries Annual Report.
C.    Anita Rees:  Pacifica Resource Center Annual Report.

Consent Calendar
1.     Approval of financial disbursements (checks), FY 2019-2020:  a)
10/15/19 - 10/31/19.

2.    Approval of City Council Minutes:  a)  11/12/19. 
3.    Award 2019 Roof Replacement Project to Pioneer Contractors, Inc. to replace roofs at 1) Fairmont Recreation building, 649 Parkview Circle,  and 2) Fairmont West Daycare building, 5066 Palmetto Avenue: $60,900 bid, contingency (20%) $12,100, total project cost and funding $73,000, report, Resolution.  a) Public Works capital projects 2019-20 worksheet.  b) Construction Agreement.  c) Capital Improvement Program (CIP) funding. 
4.    Adopt and update City Ordinance changes in accordance with the CA Building Standards Code (2019): energy efficiency standards, second reading, report.  a)  Proposed Ordinance with Local Amendments.  Cost efficiency:  b) CA low-rise residential new construction study. c) CA nonresidential cost Effectiveness study.  d) TRC memorandum analysis.  e) City Reach Codes Summary Report, 7/8/19.  f) Findings supporting local amendments.  g) City Report, 11/12/19.
Communications (Oral):  Public, City Council, City Staff.  

Public hearings

5.    Appeal approval of the Planning Commission's 10/7/19 Cannabis retail operation activity permit for CB1 Coastside, LLC, the applicant.  Business location: 1726 Palmetto Avenue, within the Sharp Park Cannabis Overlay District. The Planning Commission vote was 3-2, 10/7/19.  a) Resolution (draft), denying the Appeal and upholding approval. b)  Cannabis Business List, in Lottery Order.  Planning Commission: c) Resolution, 10/7/19. d) Minutes (draft) 10/7/19.  e) Appeal 10/17/19.  f) Trip generation analysis, 8/27/19.  g) Planning Commission Agenda, 10/7/19, includes attachment B through F.  h) Public comments, an email 11/19/19.
6.    Recology of the Coast rate adjustment, 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020, report/Resolution.  a) Rate Schedule.  b)  ROTC Interim Tonnage Report 2019. c)  Notice of Public Hearing: Proposed refuse collection charges. 
7.   Discuss Sharp park Specific Plan community engagement plan and consider appointment of two City Councilmembers to an Ad Hoc subcommittee, report. 
8.   Memorandum of Understanding with San Mateo County: Second unit One Stop Shop (OSS) Pilot Program participation for activities related to the implementation of affordable housing initiatives in the Council's Work Plan. $50,000 grant funding 1 to 1 match County and City. Professional services to assist Staff preparation to adopt, not to exceed $29,200, report.  a) OSS Program Summary,"Hello Housing" non-profit contractor (HH).  b) Memorandum of understanding (MOU).   c) OSS Request for Letters of Interest (LOIs).  d) OSS and HH Agreement.  e) Escalation process graph.  f) Pacifica OSS LOI, from Tina Wehrmeister, City Planning Director, 6/28/19.
Reference, item 8, San Mateo County.  Second Unit One Stop Shop.  Note second unit housing picture from Home for All. 
Posted by Kathy Meeh

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Planning Commission, Monday November 18, 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

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Discussion for improving Sharp Park District future.
Open Session, 7:00 p.m.  Administrative:  approval of order of agenda.  Minutes (draft), a)  9/16/19, and b) 10/7/19.  Designation of liaison to City Council meeting, 11/25/19: 1726 Palmetto Avenue Appeal (CAP-11-18).  Consent items, none. 
Public or
al communications

1.     Discussion of the Existing Conditions Report (ECR) for the Sharp Park Specific Plan (SPSP), and receive public comment (no approval action is needed).  Focus on land use and development; urban design and character; access, connectivity and parking; infrastructure; environmental resources and hazards. Community engagement plan schedule, page 4, report. Sharp Park Specific Plan: a) Existing Conditions Report, 11/2019. b) Market Demand Study (draft), 11/8/19. 

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. ECR, Existing Conditions Report. HDR, High density residential. GPA, General Plan Amendment.  LCP, Local Coastal Program.  LDR, low density residential.  LLC, limited liability company.  MDR, medium density residential.  PD, Planned Development.  PDA, Priority Development Area. PE, Parking Exception.  PSD, Site Development permit. PUE. Public utilities easment. PV, Permit Variance.  RIA, Rent Increase Application.  RZ, rezoning.  S, Sign permit. SE, Sign Exception. SF, square foot. SP, Specific Plan.  SUB, Subdivision. TA, text amendment (ordinance). 
TBD, to be determined. TDR, transfer of development rights (urban planning).  TUP, Temporary use permit.  UP, Use permit.   CA code, accessory (second residential) dwelling units, 65852.2.  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); not a project, a review, section 15378; Class 2, section 15302. Class 4, section 14394, minor alterations to land.  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.  Class 32, Infill Development projects, section 15332. LCLUP, Local Coastal Land Use Plan.  MND, Mitigated negative declaration. MMRP, Mitigation monitoring and reporting program.  MOD, modification of subdivision regulations.   Cannabis/Marijuana:  CAP, Cannabis Activity Permit. CO-RB, Cannabis Operation, Rockaway Beach Overlay District. CO-SP, Cannabis Operation, Sharp Park Overlay District.  CPSL, Cannabis Public Safety License.  CRO, Cannabis Retail Operation.  MPSLs, Marijuana Public Safety Licenses.  MO-RB, Marijuana Operation-Rockaway Beach Overlay District.  MRO, Marijuana Retail Operation. MUPs, Marijuana Use Permits and related zoning.   City:  APR, annual progress report. GPA, General Plan amendment.  LCLUP, Local Coastal Land Use Plan, updated documents.  CIP, capital improvement program, Title/Ordinances/Municipal Code. GP, General Plan, update documents, background history.  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.  SPSP, Sharp Park Specific Plan. Zoning/Planning Handouts, City of Pacifica.   Note photograph from California Beaches/Sharp Park, "Pacifica information and resources."

Posted by Kathy Meeh