City Council on July 27 decided this issue in favor of the Houmams. Here is the text of Flavia Maucci's compromise offer leading up to the council meeting:
This letter is regarding the City Council meeting on July 13, 2009. I would like to publicly thank the Pacifica City Council members for granting a continuation of the hearing to July 27 for the proposed development at 2270 Palmetto. This was not a simple decision and the Council had to endure harsh criticism and abuse for it. This issue is very important for our community; the fact that Mrs. Digre was absent was detrimental to all of us. We want to hear everybody’s opinion. I would like to reiterate publicly that I, Flavia Maucci, am asking for negotiation and compromise between the developer and me. I am a good neighbor and believe that a reasonable compromise can be good for this project and future commercial mixed-use projects on Palmetto. If the building cannot be rotated, just give my home two additional feet for light and air so we would not suffocate. Also, make the windows on the north wall opaque glass for privacy. Stop intentionally blocking my backyard gate to the beach down Birch Lane and take out the big trees proposed in the back that will block sunlight to my rear garden. In return, if these improvements are approved, I will not appeal the project to the California Coastal Commission, which could tie the project up for many months or even years. In addition, I will encourage my supporters to end their opposition to the project. I am NOT against the development. I am only asking for both parties to reasonably negotiate and compromise. Thank you.
2260 Palmetto Avenue, Pacifica