October 29, 2021


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"City Of Pacifica average salary is 74 percent higher than USA average and median salary is 82 percent higher than USA median."

Would City of Pacifica services rate equally high?

But we didn’t have any flooding in Linda Mar, so all is good, right?

The City Manager’s attempt at spinning the story doesn’t fool us.

Those statistics are incredible, Dan, thanks for sharing.

CITY (# of Event Locations) (gallons)
Brisbane City (1 location) 350 gallons
City of Pacifica (2 locations) 2,983,036 gallons
Millbrae City (3 locations) 284,355 gallons
San Bruno City (1 location 3,600 gallons
San Carlos City (2 locations) 16 gallons
San Mateo City (1 location) 1,720 gallons
San Mateo County DPW (2 locations) 406 gallons
TOTAL (12 locations) 3,273,483 gallons

The City of Pacifica sent out a press release saying that it had a sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) at the Linda Mar pump station during the recent rainstorm, which released raw sewage into the ocean (link above). This was why the beach was closed.

The city is required to report the details of the spill to the California Water Board, which then publishes the information on its website. The report says 2.9 million gallons were spilled (that's a lot!). For comparison, about 2 million gallons of sewage were diverted to the equalization basin during the storm.

Not only was there sewage flooding in the streets of lower Linda Mar with toilet paper on the ground, but a day later Public Works neglected to turn on the Linda Mar Pump Station, and at 5 a.m. Tuesday, lower Linda Mar was 14 inches deep again from storm sewer overflow, which slowly drained into the sanitary sewer. At 8:30 a.m. they turned the pump station on and the Tuesday flooding receded.

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