Thomas Hampe, 60, the bicyclist who was killed last Saturday on Highway 1 near San Gregorio resided (at 659 Highland Ave) in Half Moon Bay. He was Executive Director of The Portfolio Strategy, Management, and Operations (PSMO) department for Gilead Sciences.
When local governments say "we want to hear from you," that's usually a precursor to a proposed tax increase.
Pacifica has been trying to raise taxes at least since 1973, when a special election sought to raise taxes for employee compensation. It failed, as have several subsequent efforts. (Remember the phone tax?)
Pacifica is now less forthcoming about how new revenue would be spent, citing essential services instead of employee salaries. But regardless, almost all city revenue is spent on employees' salaries, pensions, and health benefits.
Next to Cal Water, the worst financial condition is in Pacifica, with reserves at 4.2% of those required. Pacifica is exploring $80M+ of borrowing and a 5 year 3.5% annual rate hike as part of $125M in proposed capital expenditures.