City Declares Local Emergency by proclamation on February 16, 2010 for Esplanade area

Pacifica has posted Tuesday’s Proclamation of Emergency to its website: City Declares Local Emergency by proclamation on February 16, 2010 for Esplanade area (PDF Link). Key phrase:

To deal with this threat the City is requesting a Federal Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster declaration so as to qualify the owners for SBA assistance to shore up the properties

Use the link above to see the original PDF file on the Pacifica website, or click “More” to read the text of the Proclamation here.


PROCLAMATION CONFIRMING EXISTENCE OF A LOCAL EMERGENCY

By: CITY MANAGER

WHEREAS, Section 4-2.05 of the Pacifica Municipal Code empowers the Director of Emergency Services to proclaim the existence or threatened existence of a local emergency when said City is affected or likely to be affected by a public calamity and the City Council is not in session; subjed to ratification by the City Council at the earliest possible time; and

WHEREAS, conditions of extreme peril to the safety of persons and property have arisen within said City, caused by severe cliff erosion and subsidence in the area of Pacifica adjacent to the Pacifica Ocean from a point at Manor Drive northward to the area of approximately 100 Palmetto. This condition is the result of El Nino conditions that have brought heavy wave action, strong winds and short bursts of heavy rain; and

WHEREAS, a total of 326 housing units are in peril due to the erosion. Of those, 14 are single family dwellings and the remainder are multi-family units; and

WHEREAS, due to the erosion there is an imminent threat of loss of structural support for the units and potential collapse into the ocean. To deal with this threat the City is requesting a Federal Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster declaration so as to qualify the owners for SBA assistance to shore up the properties; and

WHEREAS, said City does hereby find that the aforesaid conditions of extreme peril did warrant and necessitate the proclamation of the existence of a local emergency; and

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY PROCLAIMED AND ORDERED that said local emergency does exist and shall be deemed to continue to exist until its termination is proclaimed by the City Council of Pacifica, State of California.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a copy of this declaration be forwarded to the Governor of California with the request that he proclaim a state of emergency for Pacifica, and further that the Governor request a Presidential Declaration and an SBA disaster declaration.

Dated: February 16, 2010

BY:

Stephen A. Rhodes. Citv Manager
Director of Emergency Services


For a complete chronology and links to many more photos see Evacuation underway at 330 Esplanade:

http://adequatebird.com/2009/12/17/evacuation-underway-at-330-esplanade/

See all of my pictures of the Esplanade crisis:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisd2006/collections/72157622920945823/

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