(Above is a sample for guidance on submitting your public comment about the quarry mitigation bank plan. Also, please email a copy of your submitted comment to email@example.com.)
Facts, not fear, help us understand concepts like "managed retreat" and sea-level rise.
(The bomb threat was directed at multiple Boys & Girls Clubs on the Peninsula. Fortunately, it was found to be false. Police are investigating.)
There is now a revised application for five houses on 2.5 acres of open-space coastal bluff and sensitive coastal prairie habitat at Vallemar and Juliana in Moss Beach. Midcoast Community Council meets to discuss this application on Wednesday, October 26 at 7 p.m. in the GCSD meeting room, 504 Avenue Alhambra, third floor, El Granada. Full agenda and supporting documents at this link: MCC
A good turnout at this meeting will show “substantial public controversy” due to significant environmental impacts of the proposed project, and support for points in the draft MCC comments that the council will consider approving at the meeting. This will help convince the county to require a focused EIR for the project, with analysis of less environmentally damaging alternatives, and might help convince the applicant to modify the project. MCC will make a slide presentation. There will also be a presentation by the applicant, and one by Bob Battalio with a bluff erosion analysis commissioned by the Committee for Green Foothills. To submit written comments, email firstname.lastname@example.org and county project planner Dave Holbrook at email@example.com
(photo by Cat Cutillo, Half Moon Bay Review)
Anna Boothe of Pacificans United to Defeat the Library Tax has filed a lawsuit in Superior Court asking to have Measure N removed from the November ballot. Click the complaint link above for details. To see the complete court file on the lawsuit, including the notice of hearing next Thursday, October 27, input 16CIV01731 at this link: Superior Court
Realtor group manipulates and interferes with Pacifica city government.
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Alan Wald wonders what will happen locally if Proposition 64 passes November 8, legalizing marijuana in California. One possibility floated by enterprising pot farmers is to grow weed in Rockaway Quarry, assuming of course that Measure W loses at the polls and quarry owner Paul Heule rides his eenhoorn (Dutch for unicorn) back to Michigan. Meanwhile, Alan says Pacifica palindrome lovers have wasted no time registering "To Pacifica Pot" as the pot farm's name, just in case their dreams come true in the election.
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An official complaint was filed in June, but still no action.