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Quarry Petition: Won't Be Fooled Again

"California Elections Code 9602. A voter who has signed an initiative or referendum petition, and who subsequently wishes his or her name withdrawn, may do so by filing a written request for the withdrawal with the appropriate elections official that includes the voter's name, residence address, and signature. This request shall be filed in the elections official's office prior to the date the petition is filed. A written request made under this section shall not constitute a petition or paper for purposes of Section 104."

If you have already signed the petition, but didn't realize it was for housing in the quarry, you can withdraw your signature. You must file a written request with City Clerk Kathy O'Connell, including your name, address, and signature. No reason is necessary, but you may wish to note that you found the materials or people circulating the petition to be misleading. Drop it off in person at City Hall, or mail it to Kathy O'Connell, City Clerk, 170 Santa Maria Avenue, Pacifica, CA 94044.

Rockaway Quarry Owner Information

Good research by a Riptide reader:

I found the website for the company that wants to develop the quarry:

I don't see "Preserve@Pacifica, LLC" (LLC name on the above website) on the California Secretary of State website. "The Preserve@Pacifica, LLC" is listed on the Michigan LARA (Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs), but I don't find that on the California Secretary of State website. It is in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and was apparently formed on September 2, 2014. You can supposedly access the Articles of Incorporation and 2015 Annual Statement from the following site, but no information pulled up for the 2015 annual statement when I hit it for XML. Same for Articles of Incorporation. I don't know what "JSON” means: Michigan

Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA): 

John J. Rosloniec is apparently an agent for 117 companies. Bizapedia:

Here is a report from Eenhorn: 

(if link doesn't work for you, copy and paste this URL into your browser:

Eenhoorn is out of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Website Questions Quarry Development

Don't let developer ruin quarryPoster on Rockaway Beach kiosk. Meanwhile, at various locations around Pacifica, several uninformed, out-of-town "volunteers" are circulating petitions favoring quarry development, as locals challenge their facts and tactics. (Please see and comment on our related quarry stories. Also, head over to to see "Fact-Checking the New Quarry Website," April 27. It's an eye-opening list of Eenhoorn housing projects around the country.)

S.F. Examiner Story

That OTHER Quarry Website

The Quarry That Would Not Die

Marketing the Quarry

I wanted to start a community discussion by writing this piece for the Pacifica Tribune ("My Turn" op-ed, March 30). The Tribune had published several articles about the Quarry site development, but no one seemed to be responding to those articles. I would like the community to discuss why we keep having to have this election over and over.

Brian Grey

(Editor's Note: Brian's Tribune op-ed notes that he is a Pacifica real estate appraiser. We consider that this makes him uniquely qualified to comment on the quarry proposal. We encourage constructive feedback at the Comments link below this post.)

New Quarry Mailer: Smoke & Mirrors

It says, "Ensure Pacifica Voters have Final Say on the Latest Quarry Development Proposal" (their caps, not mine). If residential is proposed in the quarry, by law the voters always decide ... EXCEPT if this initiative passes because it amends the law to remove your right to vote on future residential in the quarry. Then it says, "Limit development on the Quarry site." Wrong. If the initiative passes, it will approve 206 residential units in the quarry. It will approve development, not limit it. This is George Orwell's 1984 doublespeak. (from NextDoor online forum)

Say NO to High-Density Housing & Traffic

F3674170-b838-43b9-8fd3-7ed4e034ecf3-1Midcoasters jammed Farallone View Elementary School in Montara on March 16 to say NO to MidPen Housing's high-density project, and YES to creating a new Montara Point Park. As if Highway 1 traffic weren't bad enough already, multiply MidPen's proposed 148 units times the typical number of vehicles per unit, and that gives you some idea of the transportation nightmare this would create on Highway 1. MidPen aims to develop a vacant 11-acre lot bordered by Carlos, Sierra, and 16th streets (between Moss Beach and Montara). In the photo below, you can see where Carlos and 16th streets spill into Highway 1, the scene of many traffic accidents over the years.)


Neighborhood group Resist Density (email asks residents to email MidPen representative Felix AuYeung at and San Mateo County Supervisor Don Horsley at Also, please join the effort to turn this scenic hillside into Point Montara Park. Click the links below:

Let's Make a Park

Tell Supervisor Horsley

HMB Review Story

MidPen Developer

Email Addresses



It's a Boy! Harmony @ 1 Finally Has Some News

Apparently, tech titan Bijan Khosravi has bought a piece of Harmony @ 1 for $2.2 million (see below). Bijan blogs on and his name pops up all over the Internet, so have fun checking out your new neighbor:

History Record #1: SALE/TRANSFER; Buyer: Khosravi Bijan; Seller: Sonora Shores Iii Llc; Transaction Date: 01/25/2016; Sale Price: $2,200,000; Recording Date: 01/26/2016; Sale Price Type: Full Value; Recorded Doc #: 000000006521; Title Company: First American Title; Document Type: Deed Transfer; Vesting Type: N/A

Biz Journal

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California Coastal Commission Fires Executive Director Dr. Charles Lester

Reaction to the firing:

Passive-Aggressive Jerry Brown

Steve Lopez, L.A. Times

San Jose Mercury News

Sacramento Bee

Save Dolphins

Earth Island Journal

High Country News

Los Angeles Times

Science Grrrl!

Before the firing:

Lester's Statement

Lester's Defense

New York Times

Los Angeles Times

L.A. Times Analysis

L.A. Times Op-Ed

San Jose Mercury News

Lennie Roberts to Gov. Brown

State Legislators to Gov. Brown

State Legislators to CCC Chair

Protest Action:

Email the governor, the commission, and your state representatives. See below for email addresses or websites for contact info. Also see below for the talking point you can use in your email. It's fine to be brief and just make your main point: Protest the firing of Dr. Charles Lester.

1. Governor Brown:
2. CCC:
3. State Senator Jerry Hill: Contact Form
4. Assemblymember Kevin Mullin: Contact Form
5. Assemblymember Rich Gordon: Contact Form
6. CCC Central Coast rep Carol Groom:

TALKING POINT: The attack on Dr. Lester is an attack on the Coastal Act. This power grab by Governor Brown's pro-development commissioners and others is an attempt to undermine the integrity of the Local Coastal Program, gain control over an independent staff, and make CCC more “developer-friendly” without any public accountability or transparency.