A permit application to the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) passed 17-0 on April 16 (see first link below). A knowledgeable and concerned source believes that Pacifica has an interest in this permit, which allows Hanson Marine Operations to continue mining sand in San Francisco Bay. Our source says, "Unfortunately, when sand is mined, it affects tidal currents going out the Golden Gate. In the past, currents would deposit sand on San Mateo County coastal beaches. Since mining began, there is less sand and beaches are getting smaller." Email email@example.com for information.