Despite impassioned pleas by everyone from Police Chief Jim Tasa to a working stiff in his overalls, City Council battled to a 2-2 draw on the issue of keeping Pacifica Police local and fully funded by means of a half-cent sales tax increase in a special election in June. The council declared a state of fiscal emergency, but could not agree on a course of action. Councilmembers Pete DeJarnatt and Sue Digre were stymied by Len Stone and Mary Ann Nihart. Jim Vreeland, a potential tie-breaker, had already resigned before the meeting. Stay tuned for more details on where the city is headed in this fiscal emergency.