What happens when CalPERS bills the City of Pacifica for "unfunded liability"? Click the link above for the scary fiscal reality about to hit the city.
Thanks to citizen input, council has unanimously approved ballot language telling voters that they are being asked to authorize up to 206 multi-family units in the quarry. Click the link above for the whole story.
Tony Schwartz feels "deep remorse" for his role in writing Trump's Art of the Deal.
"Already feeling nostalgic for the president we have now"
If you've ever seen a street hustler playing three-card monte against a gaggle of suckers, you'll love the numbers game going on between quarry owners Eenhoorn/Heule and the City of Pacifica. Click the link above for Pacifica.city's analysis of the play action, and click the link below for the no-rezone group's comments to City Council on quarry housing numbers.
Please join me for my Harbor Commission campaign kickoff event on Saturday, July 30. Email your RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm collecting nomination signatures for the November election. Your support is very important to me. If you would like to make a campaign contribution, please visit my website.
I'm pleased to report that the Harbor Commission approved two sand volleyball courts at Pillar Point Harbor this week. I made the motion and it was approved in a 4-1 vote. In response to this good news, Mark Massara, General Counsel and Vice President of Social Responsibility at O'Neill Wetsuits, said, “Now that is a healthy coastal-dependent, visitor-serving recreation opportunity if I ever saw one!” I'm happy that the Harbor Commission and district staff are focused on the needs of the community.
Really bad legal advice to Pacifica City Council forced a July 21 special meeting to reconsider the library bond measure (see city memo below). On July 21, council heard public comments (including a rude overtime diatribe by the head of the chamber of commerce that the mayor tried without success to gavel down), debated briefly, then voted 4-0 to put the bond on the November ballot. Council member John Keener said he would vote NO in November due to environmental and fiscal concerns about the planned site for the new library.
Coastside congressional representative Jackie Speier (Democrat) tells the Federal Aviation Administration to go fly a kite -- but seriously, she tells the Feds to route SFO flights over water, not Pacifica, Montara, Moss Beach, and Half Moon Bay. Brava, Jackie!
Michael Moore predicts Trump will win in November. Au secours!
"Council...should propose a smaller bond that would improve library services, protect the neighborhood library system, and save the Sanchez branch library in Linda Mar." (Dan Stegink)
Freeze-dried and dehydrated food for End Times.
Pacifica City Council has directed staff to prepare a 9212 report (per state election code) to address questions on the latest quarry proposal ballot initiative. The general public and council members emailed questions to be included and answered in the 9212 report. Important: If you emailed your questions to QuarryQuestions@ci.pacifica.ca.us, please make sure that you copy them to email@example.com for a public record of all questions submitted. City staff will prepare the 9212 report and present it at the July 27 council meeting. At that time, council will accept the report and pass a resolution to put the measure on the ballot.
(Thanks to Dan Stegink of Pacifica.city and Karen Rosenstein for the above summary.)