I am writing to express my concerns about the development project at 801 Fassler Ave. I am a resident of Seacrest (on the 900 block of Fassler Avenue) right up the road. The 801 Fassler Ave. project was approved by the Pacifica City Council conditioned on: restoration of the parcel’s eastern portion to native habitat and construction of a hiking trail for the residents for both 801 Fassler and Seacrest residents. These conditions are in the Final Conditions of Approval (Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program, FEIR, September 2017). After the years of work, there does not appear to be any weed control or planting on this parcel aside from erosion control. The pampas grass is expanding. 

I’m disappointed but not surprised given the city’s failure to enforce similar conditions of approval on the Harmony@1 parcel just across the street. Members of the public, the city and the developer invested many hours into fine-tuning these conditions and it will be for naught without enforcement. The city needs to “walk the walk” and deny occupancy permits until conditions of approval have been inspected and confirmed. This is standard practice. Why else take the developers and members of the community through the rigmarole in the first place?

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