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CALTRANS VIOLATES ITS OWN HIGHWAY SAFETY CODE

Caltrans, please clean up the debris on the shoulders of Highway 1 from Linda Mar to the tunnels. We asked for this months ago and not a damn thing has been done about it, despite the best efforts of city, county, and state representatives and business leaders to get Caltrans on the job. That filthy roadway is a disgrace to the agency and a safety hazard for motorists and bicyclists. Caltrans is in direct violation of its own state highway code 91.6. Click the link below to see the law in black and white.

State Highway Code 91.6


APATHY RULES: 1/3 OF REGISTERED VOTERS DECIDE FATE OF MEASURES C & G

Ian Butler

Ellen Hage

Delia McGrath

Sierra Club

Coastside Democrats

Harvard Study

The above op-eds present real facts on Measure C (rent control). Below are major media news stories about rent control and Measure G (cannabis tax). In the end, Measure C lost (62 percent to 38 percent), while Measure G won (78 to 21), and only a third of Pacifica's registered voters even bothered to vote. SHAMEFUL!

S.F. Gate

KQED News

KRON News


SAMCAR & COMPANY DEFEAT RENT CONTROL

Outsider Slams C

News Story

(Consider the source.)

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"I received the above text-message spam from someone named 'Sam' with the No On C campaign. I was surprised and disappointed. Spamming the mobile phones of Pacifica voters is a really shady tactic. I posted about it to NextDoor and so far at least 10 other neighbors confirmed getting the same text spam." (Chris G.)

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THE END OF HIGHWAY 1 WIDENING PROJECT

On October 12, 2017, the City and County Association of Governments of San Mateo County (C/CAG) deleted $6.9 million in funding for right-of-way purchases for widening Highway 1 (see C/CAG memo at link below). This was in response to a letter directed by Pacifica City Council to C/CAG's executive director asking that this funding be removed from the 2018 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) listing. This was the last vestige of funding for the Calera Parkway Project (CPP).
 
In addition, there has been no attempt by Caltrans to appeal its loss in the federal lawsuit over the CPP environmental impact report (EIR).
 
Also, according to Pacifica Municipal Code, any additional through lanes for Highway 1 now require a vote of Pacifica electors.
 
I think it is safe to say that we have reached the end of the CPP widening. Thanks are due to a tremendous number of people who protested the widening, in particular, members of Pacificans for Highway 1 Alternatives (PH1A).
 
Let's now focus our energy on alternatives to widening.
 
John Keener
Pacifica City Council
 

PACIFICA OFFICIALLY BECOMES A SANCTUARY CITY

(UPDATE: On Pacifica City Council's second reading of this resolution October 9, it passed 3-2 and now becomes official.)
 
September 25: "We won 3-2. They changed the agenda right when the meeting started, pushing the Sanctuary City item even further back. The vote finally came at midnight. There were 45 speakers for, 2 against. Some people had to leave, it was so late. There were students who had school the next day. Even a 6-year-old boy who desperately wanted to talk but fell asleep finally after 11 p.m. Mike O'Neill said he voted no because he was worried that Pacifica would lose funding for meals on wheels, forgetting that the president has already pushed for cutting money to meals on wheels nationally."

Julie Starobin

Press Release

Background

Julie Starobin Op-Ed

See supporting documents below:

Sanctuary City History

JUHSD Resolution

PSD Resolution