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For Riptiders who are curious about The Secret Waterfall, here is a short video by Ian Butler that shows both the beauty and the tragedy of Pacifica's most polluted site:
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Posted on February 06, 2010 at 07:12 PM in PACIFICA BEACH COALITION | Permalink
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Daly City does not have a Styrofoam ban in place. One of their City Council members, David Canepa, is in favor of a ban, and he even hiked down to the Secret Waterfall with me a while ago, but the rest of the council members are cool to the idea of a ban.
It is unclear if most of the litter comes from Pacifica or Daly City, but I would like the cities to work together to deal with the problem.
ian butler |
April 07, 2010 at 11:07 PM
Has anyone checked with Daly City to see if it has a ban in place and enforces it? As previously reported, the bulk of the debris comes from Daly City storm drains, even though it ends up in Pacifica.
Cynthia Montanez |
April 05, 2010 at 09:23 PM
Thanks, Mary Ann, for correcting me. Not being a restaurant myself, I didn't get one of the fliers. I am relieved to hear that the fliers have gone out and the ordinance can begin to be implemented.
ian butler |
April 05, 2010 at 05:37 PM
Just FYI: New flyers went out in the middle of March to all of the involved businesses. The information is also posted on the city Web site under environment and waste reduction. Recology's input was needed only to make sure we had the link to recycling and methods of expanding our education of the public. Help was declined in February because everything was not yet in place. I hope this helps with the information flow. Thanks for everyone's continued interest and involvement.
Mary Ann Nihart |
April 05, 2010 at 11:30 AM
As far as I know, there has not been one bit of outreach to restaurants by the city since the ordinance was approved in October. Anyone who didn't watch the City Council meeting on PCT or read the paper that week wouldn't even know that there was an ordinance, let alone know what exactly it required.
At least one woman offered to volunteer her time to help the city with outreach, but her services were declined by city staff. Recology was supposed to ride in like knights in shining armor and take care of everything, but so far--nothing.
ian butler |
April 02, 2010 at 08:25 PM
Does anyone know if polystyrene is still being served in take-out containers in Pacifica in apparent violation of the new ordinance?
bill collins |
April 02, 2010 at 03:08 PM
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