Riptide contributor Alan Wald has been checking out "No on W" logos used against other "Measure W" ballot propositions around the country. Alan says his top choice (above) for possible use against Pacifica's Measure W (the quarry initiative on the November ballot) "is concise, catchy -- and green." Alan notes that the above logo was created by opponents of the Measure W outdoor pot ban in Nevada County, California, last June. The logo helped defeat the measure.
Governor Jerry Brown signed State Senator Jerry Hill's bill cracking down on water wasters during droughts. The new law takes effect January 1, 2017.
The county averages 3.4 percent unemployment, and Pacifica is even lower at 3.2 percent.
50 former GOP security officials denounce Donald Trump as "reckless" and unfit for the presidency.
Some psychologists argue that prejudiced voters are not swayed by true facts and rational discourse, and that trying to be reasonable with unreasoning people may only cause them to harden their positions. Something to think about during the presidential race and afterward, at Thanksgiving.
We're not exactly sure how this is possible, given the sorry state of the city's economy, but the numbers don't lie, do they?
Weisbrot details the Republican Party's decline. See what he has to say about Donald Trump.
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, Pacifica City Council has unanimously approved new 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 ghostwriting Donald 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.
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!