Pacifica.city went on the "field trip" November 11: "We trekked out to the quarry and spent an hour grilling Project Manager John Zentner on his developer Eenhorn's plans for the quarry, sticking cameras into culverts, squinting, and seeing the likely future."
On November 9, Pacifica City Council unanimously defeated agenda item number 9 (see text below), by which some Riptide readers say the city manager sought to limit free speech and democratic process at council meetings, specifically targeting the activist/progressive minority of John Keener and Sue Digre.
"Process for City Councilmembers to Add Topics to Council Meeting Agendas. PROPOSED ACTION: Move to adopt the recommended process described in this report for Councilmembers to request topics be added to the Council agenda and direct the City Manager to edit the City Council Rules and Code of Ethics to reflect the new process and bring the document back to the Council for adoption at a future meeting."
A video of the council meeting is posted on YouTube (see above). Bravo to all citizens who showed up to support democracy, and ditto for the council!
Riptide's Better Business Burro reports that real estate developer/builder Keet Nerhan of Half Moon Bay is buying Dave & Lou's Valero service station at Linda Mar and Highway 1 in Pacifica. The popular longtime gas station is in escrow. Kurhan already owns a Shell station in Half Moon Bay. Stay tuned for further details.
Pacifica.city reports that the California Coastal Commission (CCC) mailed a letter to the City of Pacifica November 3, 2015, about the Pacific Skies Estates (PSE) mobile home park. That letter allegedly states that PSE will require a Coastal Development Permit, which the Pacifica Planning Department had previously determined was unnecessary. The likely resolution will be a hearing where both sides will present their arguments in November or December 2015. Pacifica.city has requested a copy from the city and will post it when it arrives. There is no information on how this may affect the pending evictions of PSE tenants.