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Chamber Happenings 8/2017

The Power of Networking

By Victor Spano, President,

Pacifica Chamber of Commerce

 

A great grand opening was had at Curry & Kabab. Pacifica Rotary heard about it, and had a mixer there. A few prospective members of the Pacifica Chamber attended the Rotary gathering, and one joined the chamber soon thereafter. Curry & Kabab donated pizza for the Chamber’s “Aspiring Entrepreneurs Mixer,” which was co-sponsored by US Bank. Many aspiring entrepreneurs attended to hear presentations by Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, Rotary and others who have nurtured new businesses here in Pacifica. As result of collaboration, US Bank on Oceana Blvd. will be co-sponsoring a series of workshops with Small Business Development Center called “Retail 101,” which will be happening during October. One of the mixer speakers, Jason Tripp of Tripp Distillery, is hosting Rotary for a Welcome Wagon Mixer, and Paula from SBDC will be talking about Social Media for business. The date is October 3. Jason will be on hand to talk about the distillery, Rotary will be talking about Rotary, and the Chamber will be on hand as well. We love to facilitate networking and it happens here at the chamber office every day.

Pacifica Chamber welcomes new members: Edward Jones Investments / Sven Geffken, Ron Coverson MBA / Barrett Business Services, as well as Angelica Velasco, AV Hair and Make Up Salon on Palmetto Avenue, and Royal Bee Yarn Company at Eureka Square. We are reaching out to non-members and former members to explain our new membership benefits. Many of our current members are signing up for a discount program, entitling members to special discounts or offers from fellow members. Our idea is to have membership pay for itself many times over. Current and prospective members are invited to call our office for a list of all participating chamber members and discounts.

Pacifica Chamber was recently invited by the Half Moon Bay Chamber to attend the monthly Coastside Emergency Action Program (CEAP) meeting. Pacifica Police Department sends a representative to these meeting and the point is to coordinate emergency planning on the Coast, over and above citywide programs such as Community Emergency Response Training (CERT).

A very fun event occurred at the South San Francisco Event Center called the “Multi-Chamber Expo,” which included the Pacifica Chamber, San Bruno, and four other chambers. Our CEO, Jamie Monozon put the whole thing together, a very fun raffle occurred and hundreds of people visited and learned about the offerings of local business, as well as picking up all sorts of swag that these kind of events always offer.

Finally, plugging upcoming fun events: Grand Opening / Ribbon Cutting at Sean’s Quality Floors on Palmetto, September 22nd at 3 p.m. We will be at Fog Fest by Dial Glass, and plan on having our Oktoberfest food preview this year. Oktoberfest (German Food and Beer) happens September 30th at Sharp Park Restaurant, and just two weeks later, we will be having our first ever joint Pacifica / San Bruno Chamber Bootlegger’s Boogie Golf Tournament. Sponsorships are available; please visit our website, pacificachamber.com or call our office at 650-355-4122 for details.

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Chamber Happenings v. 2

Happy summer from Pacifica Chamber of Commerce. It’s a little less hectic here as our directory campaign has concluded. Expect a new directory in your mailbox around November.

At Sea Bowl, June 17, the Chamber sponsored a dunk tank at the annual Kops and Kids event. Captain Spanheimer, Larry Passmore, Scott Cirimeli, Bill Meyerhoff and Seajay Winterstavern delighted children, who dunked them into the icy water … countless times.

Special thanks to all who came out to our Taste of Pacifica back on June 24. To sample the delicious food of our Pacifica restaurants, we had a nice crowd including Supervisor Don Horsley, Mayor Mike O’Neill, and Council Members Sue Digre and Sue Vaterlaus.

For this event, we created a special passport that enables participation in a drawing for a Stampede 37.5” BBQ barrel, as well as discounts at some of the Taste of Pacifica participating restaurants and shops. Just visit six of the restaurants in the book and you can enter the drawing. We still have a few passports left and available at no charge.

On July 25, Luigi’s hosted our Networking at Night mixer. A great time was had, and I took some of Luigi’s famous rice balls with sauce to go.

We’re happy to welcome many new members who recently joined us. The Chamber will be having a ribbon cutting on Aug. 11 at 4 p.m. at Tripp Distillery, 1121 Palmetto, which distills vodka and rum on-site. Curry & Kabab — healthy and fresh Indian cuisine and seafood — recently opened at Fairmont Shopping Center. I have tried their various dishes; my favorite is their tasty tandoori chicken and pizza. Mr. Rana, the owner, is community-oriented and is hosting the Rotary Club’s Welcome Wagon Mixer on Aug. 1.

Motostrano, “the best E-bike shops in the world” with locations in Redwood City and San Francisco, joined our chamber to serve Pacifica. Shampa’s Pies, whose famous pies can be found at Farmer’s Market in Rockaway, now is a chamber member. We also welcome Renovation Design Realty, Surf Camp, Heirloom Agency and new Grocery Outlet owners Dianna and Chan Chu.

Mark your calendars; our other upcoming events include: Our annual Aspiring Entrepreneurs Mixer, this year at U.S. Bank at Eureka Square on Aug. 14, 7–8:30 p.m. The mixer is my favorite event; we have folks from the Small Business Development Center, Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, actual Pacifica business owners and others on hand to guide you towards opening a business in Pacifica.

Oktoberfest will happen again at Sharp Park Restaurant/Golf Course on September 30. Our first annual Pacifica/San Bruno Bootleggers Golf Tournament occurs on Oct. 14, also at Sharp Park. Team discounts and hole sponsorships will again be available. On Nov. 18, the Chamber and the Pacifica Historical Society are co-sponsoring a dinner celebrating Pacifica’s 60th anniversary of incorporation as a city. This will be a very unique and special presentation, with Historical Society docents portraying various episodes of Pacifica History in period costumes.

PacificaMag article July 2017

Q&A With Victor Spano, New President of Chamber of Commerce

By Vanitha Sankaran

 

Who is Victor Spano?

I am 52 years old, I lived in Vallemar briefly during the early 1980s, buying a home here 10 years ago with my wife Carmen and son John in the Fairmont district of Pacifica. John is currently a sixth grader at Ocean Shore School. I graduated from San Francisco State University in 1991 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, and in 1997 from the University of Southern California in Real Estate Development. I began a 22 year career in local government with City of Pacifica and San Mateo County Planning Departments in 1990, retiring from local government in 2014 after a long stint at Daly City in several positions, most notably Economic Development and Redevelopment.

 

Now that I am retired, I like to hang out with my family and have a growing real estate consulting practice. I am involved in several community organizations and their boards, I serve or have served as past president of Pacifica Rotary Club, Vice President of Fogfest, former Chair of the Pacifica Economic Development Committee, and Vice Chair of the Jefferson High School District Bond Oversight Committee. I recently became a new member of Pacifica’s Moose Lodge. I joined the Pacifica Chamber of Commerce two years ago to continue my Economic Development experience, and joined the board a few months later. I have been involved in nearly all chamber activities. The highlight of my service with the Chamber of Commerce has been our organization of several “Aspiring Entrepreneurs Mixers,” which links those interested in opening a business in Pacifica to resources and individuals who can help them make their dreams a reality.

 

Q: You have experience in different organizations around Pacifica. What has that taught you and how will your Chamber role be different?

 

A: When I was in real estate school, one of my professors told me, if you want to be successful, you need to know how to push. Having fun and getting things done are needs that persist in my core. People in volunteer organizations either do things on their own, or need a gentle reminder. I have been in the Fogfest Festival and have organized contests and sponsorships. Fogfest is a monumental undertaking, it is the sum of many parts. With Rotary I help and have helped keep our local and community projects going, such as the Oceana Boulevard Landscaping that is underway, among others. As Chamber president, I will build upon my past experience of gently pushing projects along. The main duty is presiding over board meetings, and representing the chamber along with Jamie Monozon, our CEO on a wide variety of issues on a wide variety of forums, such as the City Council.

 

Q: How long have you lived in Pacifica and what changes have you seen in that time relative to local businesses?

 

A: I have lived in Pacifica and the surrounding communities all my life. I remember old days when Pacifica had the Seavue Twin Theater, several auto dealers, and further back unique shops such as the Amused Carrot on Palmetto Avenue. I remember that Fairmont Shopping Center was once an enclosed mall and all the shops were locally owned. If anything, our business community has become less “mom and pop” locally owned and more “corporate”. The environment here to do business, from getting building permits through staying open, is very difficult and not everybody survives. Fewer “mom and pop” merchants has affected our chamber, and I know the same can be said about chambers all across the country. The “mom and pop” businesses participate in chamber activities, the corporates are not so much engaged to do so. I am making the theme of my year, “Grass Roots Economic Development” and we will continue assisting new and existing businesses formed by Pacificans to complement what the city’s Economic Development program and staff are doing. We want to continue to attract people to Pacifica, to stay and play here and buy goodies at our shops! We want to continue to sustain our chamber and international outreach with our unique and popular events, such as Taste of Pacifica, Oktoberfest, the Christmas Tree Lighting, educational programs such as “Eggs and Issues”, among others.

 

 

Q: What challenges do you see facing Pacifica right now?

 

A: It is quite obvious for a very long time to most that follow Pacifica politics that the city is economically challenged. We have a small local and visitor serving business community that provides a modest income stream to the City, but we do not have Oracle or Facebook here, so with such a modest income stream, we have a crumbling infrastructure, an embarrassment of a city hall and functionally obsolescent libraries. The city needs to ask, “to be or not to be?” Without the taxes that businesses generate, we are somewhat at a loss, compared to other cities, and very limited as to what we can accomplish, in terms or providing first-rate city services. Our residents are adverse to new taxes, as demonstrated by Measure V a few years ago. Something has got to give, to pay all the bills, it is in the interest of our business community to have a well-funded city government. We have long supported economic development, from new business formations, to celebrating our environment as an attraction to our prosperous hotels and restaurants and will continue to do so.

 

Q: What changes would you like to see in the next year?

 

The chamber membership is a reflection of the community at large. There is polarization in the community along the lines of “environment” versus “business”. Our members are either on one side of the fence, or the other, or “on the fence.” The Quarry proposal was soundly defeated. The council composition now reflects a rejection of Highway One widening. There is some skepticism about improvements to Palmetto and the Beach Boulevard site and the library initiative did not receive a super majority. The Chamber will encourage the council and management to keep lines of communication open with the community. Within the chamber itself, I’d like to see more representation and advocacy from those in the “Environmental Family” for more balance. I would like the chamber to sponsor a ‘Green Business Symposium” that highlights Pacifica green businesses and practices. Our membership asks the Chamber to advocate for the business community to local, state and federal authorities on a wide variety of issues that affect not only Pacifica businesses, but all Pacificans. I am hoping our membership becomes more vocal and instructing to our board as to what to speak up about on their behalf!

 

Q: And in the long term?

 

A: Our new CEO, Jamie Monozon has brought great new ideas and energy to the table in the short time she has been here. We recently held the Taste of Pacifica, and it was a great success. Our membership is growing and becoming more activated. We will revisit past ideas and come up with new ones with the purpose of energizing and engaging our members, the business and wider community as a vital component of Pacifica.

Pacifica Chamber Happenings – Aug. 2017

Chamber Happenings
By Victor Spano, President, Pacifica Chamber of Commerce.
Happy Summer from Pacifica Chamber of Commerce!.  It’s a little less hectic here as our Directory campaign has concluded. Expect new directory in your mailbox around November.
At Sea Bowl, June 17, the Chamber sponsored a “dunk tank” at the annual Kops and Kids event.  Captain Spanheimer, Larry Passmore, Scott Ciremeli, Bill Meyerhoff  and Seajay Winterstavern delighted children, who dunked them into the icy water countless times.  Special Thanks to all who came out to our Taste of Pacifica back on June 24th.  We had a nice crowd, to sample the delicious food or our Pacifica restaurants, including Supervisor Don Horsley , Mayor Mike O’Neill, and Councilmembers Sue Digre and Sue Vaterlaus.   For this event, we created a special “Passport” that enables participation in a drawing for a Stampede 37.5” BBQ barrel, as well as discounts at some of the Taste of Pacifica participating restaurants and shops.   Just visit six of the restaurants in the book, and you can enter the drawing.  We still have a few passports left and available at no charge.  On July 25th, Luigi’s hosted our Networking at Night mixer.  A great time was had, and I took some of Luigi’s famous Rice Balls with sauce “to go”.
We’re happy to welcome many new members who recently joined us:  The Chamber will be having a Ribbon Cutting on August 11th at 4pm at Tripp Distillery, 1121 Palmetto, which distills vodka and rum on-site. .  Curry & Kabab “Healthy and Fresh Indian Cuisine & Seafood”  recently opened at Fairmont Shopping Center.   I have tried their various dishes, my favorite is their tasty Tandoor Chicken and Pizza.  Mr. Rana, the owner, is community oriented and is hosting the Rotary Club’s “Welcome Wagon Mixer” on August 1st.  Motostrano, “the Best E-bike Shops in the world”, with locations in Redwood City and San Francisco, joined our chamber to serve Pacifica.   Shampa’s Pies, whose famous pies can be found at Farmer’s Market in Rockaway now is a chamber member.  We also welcome Renovation Design Realty, Surf Camp, Heirloom Agency, and new Grocery Outlet owners Dianna and Chan Chu.
Mark your calendars, our other upcoming events include:  Our annual Aspiring Entrepreneurs Mixer, this year at U.S. Bank at Eureka Square on August 14th, 7-8:30pm.   The mixer is my favorite event, we have folks from the Small Business Development Center, Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, actual Pacifica business owners and others on hand to guide you towards Opening a Business in Pacifica.  Oktoberfest will happen again at Sharp Park Restaurant/Golf Course on September 30th,  Our first annual Pacifica / San Bruno Bootleggers Golf Tournament occurs on October 14th, also at Sharp Park.  Team discounts and hole sponsorships will again be available.   On November 18th, the chamber and the Pacifica Historical Society are co-sponsoring a dinner celebrating Pacifica’s 60th Anniversary of Incorporation as a city.   This will be a very unique and special presentation, with Historical Society docents portraying various episodes of Pacifica History in period costumes.

Pacifica Chamber of Commerce Happenings

Chamber Happenings

By Victor Spano, President, Pacifica Chamber of Commerce

We are pleased to continue the tradition established by our past two CEO’s Courtney Conlon and Vickie Flores to write to Tribune readers and inform the community of the Pacifica Chamber’s activities and community events. Here is our report for May:

We are happy to welcome Anna McDevitt at Blue West Interior Design and Sean Green of Green’s Gardening and Landscaping as our newest members. In the coming months, the Pacifica Chamber will be having a membership drive to increase our membership among newly opened businesses in Pacifica as well as businesses who are former members. We are going to make a outreach to “Home Based Businesses”. We can provide great advocacy for such businesses, and mixers, website, newsletters and other activities can give such businesses a boost.

One of our members, Susan Yem, Director of Advancement from Alma Height School recently visited our office and informed us about the going on facilities of the school that we did not know about: their Stetson Hall can accommodate parties of 200 and their gym can accommodate 400. We are looking forward to visiting these facilities.

Recent event: Boys and Girls Club Mural. Kudos to former CEO Vickie Flores for spearheading the painting of a new “oceanic themed” mural at the Pacifica Boys and Girls Club. She arranged for donated labor and materials to help the project happen. The local artist who did the mural was Jeffrey Wong. The mural features breaching whales along the Pacifica coastline. We had a grand opening “ribbon cutting” of the mural attended by Mayor Mike O’Neill and Councilmember Sue Vaterlaus. Delicious cupcakes were specially made for the occasion.

Directory Progress. Our other retired CEO, Courtney Conlon has been doing a bang up job orchestrating our Directory Sales effort. It is apparent to all that Courtney loves Paciifca and our Pacifica Chamber members. Thank you Courtney and our entire directory sales staff! And thanks to our members who have purchased ads. If you have not ordered up your ad, there is still time.

Upcoming events. Florey’s 40th Anniversary June 7th. It’s hard to believe, but Florey’s Bookstore on Palmetto is having it’s 40th this year. We will have a Anniversary Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on June 7th at 3pm.

The Chamber’s BID report to the City Council. June 12th. Our New CEO Jamie Monozon will be presenting this year’s Business Improvement District Annual Report, which will tell of the tourism promoting activities of the Business Improvement District. The report contains all of the income and expenditures for the previous year, and projections for the coming year. In the last year, the Chamber, as agent for the Business Improvement District has boosted Pacifica with effective public relations activities including many placements by travel writers and others highlighting our spectacular coastal environment. This benefits Pacifica businesses business through increased business to our hotels, restaurants and shops, which translates to income for City of Pacifica to provide local services.

The Chamber of Commerce will be represented among the local community organizations at this year’s Kops and Kids event at Sea Bowl on June 19th between 10am and 3pm. Kops and Kids is a fun educational family event that features exhibits and information from several local police departments. Last year, a helicopter landed in the Sea Bowl Parking Lot. The Chamber will be sponsoring a Dunk Tank, several police officers and chamber members may play “Dunkees”.

And finally, Taste of Pacifica is happening June 24th , Noon to 3pm. This year’s Taste of Pacifica moves to the Pacifica Moose Lodge. We will have nearly 25 restaurants participating. For the price of a ticket, you can sample the many and varied flavors of Pacifica Restaurants. Nick’s, Moonraker, Mazzetti’s, A Grape in the Fog, Boat Dock Bakery, Beach Monkey Café, Breakers, Devil Slide Taproom, French Patisserie, Puerto 27, Luigi’s, Kenny’s Café, Gorilla BBQ, Grocery Outlet, Oceana Market, P-Town Café, Pacifica Historical Society (Cheese), Pacifica Thai Restaurant, Rock n Robs, Linda Mar Safeway, Salada Beach Café, Sun Valley Market , Tam’s and maybe a few others. We will have our special silent auction and great musical entertainment by “High and Lonesome”. Thanks in advance to all of our event sponsors: Chevron, Recology, Dial Glass & Windows, Darlene Gonzalez / Direct Funding, Dr. Susan Hsu, First National Bank, Grocery Outlet, Hargen’s Inc., Jose Barba Home Sales Team, Law Offices of Peter Balogh, Lisa Eccleston Home Sales Team, Lommari & Stahl Re/Max Star Properties, Lynn Gallo MFT, Pacifica Moose Lodge, Pacifica Playschool, Sanford Firestone, Seaview Tire & Brake Center, Tom’s Auto Body & Repair and US Bank. Get your tickets on our chamber website, PacificaChamber.com or stop by our office, they are going very very fast.

 

Bike Park Video – Pacifica Riptide Questions

When the questions came out on Riptide, I envisioned doing this video at the bike park with the kids jumping in the background.  Even though noone gave a crap about bike parks during the election it was the best part of the campaign.  Gearhead and others were going to find the financing for the project with only city guidance and supervision.   Even though I did not get on I’m hoping someone on the council will take up and make it happen.

Jeannie had not done much video, but she has a future in broadcasting, I think.  To prepare for the video she and her girlfriends came out to have crab sandwiches at Nick’s.

Oceana Art Gallery Article for ICMA Public Management Magazine

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Establishing Temporary Art Galleries in Vacant Storefronts
Pacifica’s Oceana Art Gallery
by Victor Spano and Vasu Narayanan
Introduction: Temporary Art galleries have been used in numerous cities to improve streetscapes and draw traffic to commercial areas. There have been a number of articles written about these projects that have had financial sponsorship from municipalities, but not one example where a municipality had no material participation. Replacing vacant storefronts, these galleries create new energy, and often draw new commercial tenants to vacant storefronts.
During 2010, City of Pacifica, CA, formed an “Economic Development Committee” (EDC) consisting of City Manager, two Council Members, and reps from Chamber of Commerce and Business. The Committee has sought to address economic issues that the City has faced over the past few years as a result of the national recession. Numerous projects have been taken on, including, but not limited to: branding, location maps, business retention and attraction, building and planning process improvement, organizing of merchants associations and cooperation with entitles such as Small Business Administration.
One of the shopping centers in Pacifica, Eureka Square, has suffered the most with a vacancy rate of over 50%. One of the EDC members had visited a “storefront art gallery” called the “Phantom Gallery” during 2008 in the City of Santa Rosa, sponsored by the Santa Rose Redevelopment Agency. The idea was to do something like that at Eureka Square, or any of the city’s vacant spots, was suggested in August 2011. This would marry artists to a landlord and fill a long vacant space.
With no possible funding available from City of Pacifica, the EDC looked inwards to figure out how a similar program could be established, to temporarily tenant one of the vacant storefronts. One of the EDC members, an independent grocer, owner of “Oceana Market” in the Eureka Square Shopping Center played a pivotal role in first approaching the landlord, via its management company, and shepherding the project to fruition.
Pacifica has an active artists community, which takes the form of the Art Guild of Pacifica, with over 400 members. Discussions were held between EDC members and Art Guild with goal of establishing a gallery at the troubled shopping center. There was agreement by all that this would be a great program, but there were a number of issues to be overcome: making agreement with the landlord for a “free rent” month-to-month tenancy, financing the needed tenant improvements, insurance and staffing.
The Art guild and landlord were prodded by the grocer to craft a month to month agreement, which allowed both parties flexibility. City of Pacifica was not a party of this rental agreement. Art Guild would be ultimately be responsible for all utilities and upkeep, however to get started, all the costs for building out the gallery and ongoing operating expenses are borne by Oceana Market, the sponsor. It is hoped that some income from the artists themselves, (from the art shows and use of the space as a venue for other functions) could be reinvested and used to pay the operating expenses nominal utilities. Insurance on the space was accomplished via a rider on the Art Guild’s existing policy on their existing facility elsewhere in town. (Again Oceana Market is reimbursing the additional insurance premium until the gallery becomes self-sufficient).
The biggest obstacle was furnishing the space to accommodate art displays. The empty space (a former martial arts school) needed a total upgrade. Lighting would be needed for illuminating the artwork. Some furniture was needed. Oceana Market, stepped up to use their own handymen to install temporary movable light fixtures, paint the place, upgrade bathrooms, and cover some of the cracked flooring. To assist them, members of the Art Guild put in great deals of time to work on the gallery. Portability of the lighting fixtures and other improvements was an important consideration in the event the landlord let the space to a paying tenant. The installations can easily be moved elsewhere. After nearly 6 months of discussion, an attractive gallery was created.
Numerous artists were recruited to provide examples of their work for the grand opening. Restaurants and the grocer provided complimentary snacks and refreshments for the gala grand opening in April 2012. Nearly 150 or so attended. A shopping center with little life had a full parking lot for the first time in many years. The community has warmly embraced the project.
Art will be changed every six weeks, a second opening night was held in June 2012 with another large crowd gathering at the gallery. While use of thegallery by the public has initially been limited to weekends, drawing a steady stream of viewers to the center, the Oceana Market and the Art Guild are working to have more going on at the gallery during the rest of the week. “Live Art”…that is artists working on new art, is one of these new events, which will hopefully bring more traffic to the gallery.  Staffing of the gallery, once a concern, has not been an issue, as there are adequate numbers of Art Guild members willing to pitch in and mind their gallery.

Word of the gallery has reached the city’s Hotel Business Improvement District, and the hotels recently requested all fliers for art gallery openings to provide for guests in the future.  In conclusion, the essential elements for a program like this are: willing artists, willing landlord, some sponsorship on the part of private business, and some type of entity to carry the insurance for the gallery. Galleries such as these, involving no public funding, can be easily replicated and become community assets.  The Pacifica EDC, using the Art Gallery Model, hopes to inspire similar enterprises, at no public cost, and is currently researching the establishment of a “Small Business Incubator”, which would also fill a vacant storefront, and hopefully nurture businesses which would in time occupy other vacant stores in the City.

2012 Campaign Gathering – Pacifica Tribune

Victor Spano gathers campaign supporters to share his vision for city if elected to council

By Jane Northrop

POSTED:   10/24/2012 05:28:13 AM PDT0 COMMENTS| UPDATED:   2 YEARS AGO

Victor Spano last Thursday gathered some campaign supporters at Mary Brown’s insurance office for an informal discussion about his vision for Pacifica’s future if he is elected to the City Council.

Spano, the economic development coordinator for Daly City, has a real estate development degree from the University of Southern California and an extensive network of classmates from which to draw potential business to Pacifica.

Spano said he’s interested in taking proposals for the quarry, Beach Boulevard and Eureka Square. His priority for Pacifica is to fill vacant stores.

To be successful, Spano said he believes Pacifica needs to grow. And for that to happen Spano said he hopes the city can attract a developer to do condominium and apartment projects.

The Pacifica City Council appointed him to the Economic Development Committee, where along with Oceana Market owner Vasu Narayanan he launched the Oceana Art Gallery in Eureka Square. Other projects he’s working on include a movie night screening and a new business incubator.

Spano also is a member of the Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee and hopes to draw sports groups for meets in Pacifica.

He opposes the city’s ordinance requiring homeowners to repair their lateral sewer pipes when selling their houses and is against all other sales restrictions.

Brown said she supports Spano because he can give Pacifica the boost it needs.

“We’re hopeful things will be improving,” she said.

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Victor Spano Pacifica / Daly City Political Blog

2017:  President / Co-CEO of Pacifica Chamber Commerce, .Vice-Chair Jefferson Union High School District Bond Oversight Committee.  Vice-President Pacifica Fogfest.  Past President Pacifica Rotary.  Former Economic Development Coordinator for City of Daly City.  I developed this blog to collect all Pacifica Victor Spano related articles from 2012 and 2014 political campaigns into one place.  Commentary on current events in Pacifica and Daly City.

Links:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKQNpZLPW1Q&index=2&list=UUAMgeBSR5Y6fBQCWnQTRgdw

victoralfredspano.com

http://www.clubrunner.ca/pacifica/

https://sites.sfsu.edu/lca/news-brief/2012/09/04/6941

victorspano.com

http://business.pacificachamber.com/list/member/victor-spano-dba-528

https://twitter.com/victor_spano

http://www.mercurynews.com/pacifica/ci_21839140/victor-spano-gathers-campaign-supporters-share-his-vision

http://www.hinesburg.org/hedc/putting-vacant-storefronts-to-use-victor-spano.pdf

https://www.tumblr.com/blog/victor-spano-pacifica-fiction

https://victorspano.wordpress.com

http://victorspano.brandyourself.com/

http://www.pacificariptide.com/pacifica_riptide/2015/01/photo-of-me-at-oceana-art-gallery-opening-next-to-painting-by-richard-herring-or-alternatively-my-hippie-picture-by-victor-s.html