Make your voice heard on the Highway 1 widening and “Housing Element” proposal in front of the Planning Commission on April 20 and City Council on May 11.
The City of Pacifica is required to develop a “housing element” that explains where housing might be developed, and the city has been circulating a proposed new "housing element."
Pacificans for Highway 1 Alternatives (PH1A) is concerned about several references to the Calera Parkway Project (CPP) that speak of the highway widening as if it were a good thing and a done deal (pages 62 and 66-67).
PH1A wants the city to remove all references to this highly contentious project from the "housing element." None of these references are necessary for the "housing element," and by treating the widening project as a given, the city shows a bias toward accepting CPP.
Further, as the "housing element" must be consistent with the city’s General Plan, including CPP in the "housing element" implies that CPP is consistent with the city’s General Plan. CCP is NOT consistent with the General Plan because the General Plan says that the capacity of Highway 1 should not be increased, and of course CPP increases the capacity of Highway 1.
Please write to the city and/or come to the hearings below to say:
1. The "housing element" should not include the Calera Parkway Project.
2. The project is not consistent with the General Plan. If CPP is included in the "Housing Element," then the "Housing Element" would not be consistent with the General Plan.
Write to Christian Murdock, Planning Department, 1800 Francisco Boulevard, Pacifica, CA 94044 (email firstname.lastname@example.org)
Hearings: Planning Commission, Monday, April 20 at 7 p.m.; City Council, Monday, May 11 at 7 p.m.