Connect With Pacifica This Week
Greetings!

The second community conversation meeting on housing issues will be on May 21, 6:00 to 8:30 pm at Ingrid B. Lacy Middle School and I strongly recommend you attend. Dinner and child care will be provided to attendees. You can view an informational video about this partnership between San Mateo County-Home For All and the City. RSVP now to save your spot. Thank you to everyone who came and participated in the first conversation that was held on April 13. It was hugely successful, with more than 80 of you joining to lend your voice to this important community issue. A summary of the first meeting is here . Help spread the word to your fellow Pacificans to encourage their attendance as well.

Pacifica Police and Firefighters occasionally save lives other than humans too. Check out this video of public safety personnel rescuing a different sort of community member – a baby fawn!

As always, go safely this week and please let me know if you have comments or questions, and  thank you  for wanting to  Connect with Pacifica !


Sincerely,
KEVIN WOODHOUSE
City Manager
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
The City of Pacifica, in partnership with the County of San Mateo’s Home for All program, is hosting the second community conversation on housing on May 21. The meeting follows a hugely successful first community conversation in April where more than 80 residents and small business owners shared their experiences with the current housing situation. We heard about difficulties finding and affording housing in Pacifica, challenges recruiting and retaining employees, families leaving due to the rising costs of housing, and concerns about changes in the community character from building more housing. View a summary of the first meeting.

The second community conversation will follow a similar small-group, roundtable format to ensure a safe space for the exchange of ideas. The topics of presentation and discussion will pick-up where we left off at the last meeting by discussing in more detail some of the housing solutions the community has identified as having potential in Pacifica. These include accessory dwelling units (ADUs), home sharing, and in-fill/mixed-use development.

All members of the community are welcome and encouraged to attend. No public speaking is required. Don’t worry if you didn’t attend the first meeting, we will have a summary at the beginning of the second meeting to ensure we are all on the same page.

Dinner and child care (ages 3+) will be provided to attendees. Please join us to continue the conversation. RSVP NOW

Event Details:
  • Date: Tuesday, May 21
  • Dinner Served: 6:00 pm
  • Event: 6:30-8:30 pm
  • Location: Ingrid B. Lacy Middle School, Multipurpose Room, 1427 Palmetto Avenue
  • Parking: Available in school parking lot and on-street at no cost
CITY NEWS
Small Business Resource Fair in San Francisco
California Treasurer Fiona Ma is hosting a Small Business Resource Fair in San Francisco. At the event, small business owners can learn how to gain access to capital, receive assistance with business plans, discover new resources, and get one-on-one time with representatives of government agencies. They can also learn how to comply with the new CalSavers Retirement Savings Program. See the flyer for more information, and please share this info with current and potential small business owners in Pacifica. RSVP here!

Event Details:
  • Date: Friday, May 17
  • Time: 10:00 am-1:30 pm
  • Cost: $35.00 (Resident), $40.00 (Non-resident), Discount for 2 - 3 participants: $10.00
  • Location: San Francisco Earl Warren State Building, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, Basement Level in the Milton Marks Auditorium, San Francisco CA 94102
Parent's Night Out
Parents, treat yourself to a night out! Courtesy of Parks, Beaches, & Rec, you can enjoy an evening out or in while your child(ren) have dinner, play games, make arts & crafts, and see a movie. All activities are provided by trained and experienced Pacifica Recreation Staff. Sibling discounts are available! Children must be between the ages of 5-12 to attend. Find more details and register here.

Event Details:
  • Date: Saturday, May 18
  • Time: 5:00-11:00 pm
  • Cost: $35.00 (Resident), $40.00 (Non-resident), Discount for 2 - 3 participants: $10.00
  • Location: Pacifica Community Center – 540 Crespi Dr., Pacifica, CA 94044
Basic First Aid Class
CPR & AED Training
Public Works Open House
National Public Works Week May 19-25
Public Works professionals are the behind-the-scenes employees who focus on the services that are of vital importance to our community, and their work is essential to the public health, quality of life, safety, and well-being of the people of Pacifica. Our City’s Public Works Department is made up of diverse, hard-working, dedicated individuals who are responsible for rebuilding, improving, and protecting our City’s streets, creeks, wastewater, public buildings, and other structures and facilities essential for the sustainability of the City of Pacifica. Join us in honoring our Public Works employees during the 59 th National Public Works Week. Public Works is hosting an Open House to the general public to share and answer questions about the value and necessity of public works projects to the integrity and sustainability of our City. Please come join us!

Event Details:
  • Date: Tuesday, May 21
  • Time: 10:00 am-1:00 pm
  • Location: Department of Public Works – 151 Milagra Ave, Pacifica
Active Shooter Response Training
Recent national tragedies remind us that the risk is real - an active shooter incident can happen in any place at any time. The best ways to make sure you and your loved ones stay safe are to prepare ahead of time and be ready. Taking a few steps now and mentally rehearsing what you can do can help you react quickly when every second counts. Learn those steps. Register here.

Event Details:
  • Date: Thursday, May 23
  • Time: 6:00-7:30 pm
  • Location: Pacifica Police Department, 2075 Coast Highway
2019 Mayor’s Beautification Awards
The Mayor’s Beautification Committee is looking for volunteers to join us to help select homeowners/neighborhoods and businesses that demonstrate pride in their property. We meet the last Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm from May to October. Please see the flyer for details on how to volunteer and/or nominate a property, or email the Beautification Advisory Committee at pacificapride@ci.pacifica.ca.us.
Farmer’s Market Opened May 1 to Quite a Crowd
Tribune Writer, Jean Bartlett, featured the May 1 opening of the Coastside Farmer’s Market in Pacifica in her May 8 article for the Pacifica Tribune. This farmer-directed Certified Market offers some of the most beautiful, nutritious and creative food in the world. Read more about the grand opening, the Founder of the Market - Erin Tormey, and the sorts of things you can expect to find at your next visit to the Farmer’s Market at Rockaway Beach – Open every Wednesday.

Come see for yourself!
Rockaway Beach
Every Wednesday 2:30-6:30 pm
DriveForward Electric
Finance your car and DriveForward into savings!
SamTrans Summer Youth Pass - Coming Soon!
Summer is almost here! The 2019 SamTrans Summer Youth Pass (SYP) goes on sale May 21 and is only $40. The SYP is good for unlimited rides on any SamTrans route for kids 18 years and younger from June 1 through August 31, a significant savings compared to purchasing a Monthly Youth Pass for $27 every month. Details about this year's Summer Youth Pass are online at www.samtrans.com/syp. SYP passes will be sold online starting May 21. NEW this year, the SYP will be available for purchase on the Official SamTrans Mobile App. Just tap and go on your phone! It's that easy.
Parks, Beaches, & Recreation is Hiring!!
The Parks, Beaches and Recreation Department within the City of Pacifica works closely with the community providing programming to youth, seniors and all citizens. We strive to foster a collaborative atmosphere among staff while providing high quality programs, activities and events to the community and neighborhoods. We take pride in offering excellent community service while remaining adaptable and responsive to our residents' needs and expectations.

AND we take pride in our employees! We are now hiring in our Recreation, Aquatics, and Child Care Services divisions. Job descriptions and applications can be found at the City of Pacifica’s CalOpps site.

We are hiring for the following positions:
HEART Increased the Home Price and Income Caps
for First-Time Home-buyer Program
In response to higher housing costs, HEART and Meriwest Mortgage now allow new homebuyers in San Mateo County to purchase homes for up to $908,156, with HEART offering up to $136,223 as a down payment second loan.
 
There's more! To better accommodate middle income families, HEART has increased the maximum household income from $150,000 to $170,000.

Since its inception, HEART's Program has helped 87 families achieve their dream of homeownership. With higher income and home price levels, even more individuals and families will benefit from the program.
 
Visit HEART's  homebuyer loans page for more information and spread the word!
Get Alerts - Stay Informed!
There are great resources to keep yourself up to date on local safety and weather conditions. You can receive customized emergency notifications from SMC Alert. Sign up here! Also, Pacifica Police Department updates residents on local traffic and roadway conditions through Twitter. Subscribe here!
Connect with Pacifica on Social Media
SAVE THE DATE
May 13 – City Council Meeting 7:00 pm at City Council Chambers, 2212 Beach Blvd. Check out the  full Agenda here. You can also join us at the City Council meeting or  tune in to the meeting via Pacific Coast TV's live stream to hear more.

May 14 – Economic Development Committee 6:00 pm at Pacifica Police Department, 2075 Coast Highway, Pacifica. The agenda is available here.

May 17 – Small Business Resource Fair 10:00 am-1:30 pm at the San Francisco Earl Warren State Building, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, Basement Level in the Milton Marks Auditorium, San Francisco CA 94102
 
May 18 – Parent’s Night Out at the Pacifica Community Center

May 21 – First Aid Class 9:00-12:30 pm at Station 81 Training Room, 3445 Bayshore Blvd, Brisbane, CA.
 
May 21 – Public Works Week Open House 10:00 am-1:00 pm at Department of Public Works – 151 Milagra Ave

May 21 – CPR & AED Training 1:30-5:00 pm at Station 81 Training Room, 3445 Bayshore Blvd, Brisbane, CA.

May 21 – Let’s Talk Housing – Community Meeting #2 6:00-8:30 pm at Ingrid B. Lacy Middle School, Multipurpose Room, 1427 Palmetto Avenue

May 23 – Active Shooter Response Training 6:30-7:00 pm at Pacifica Police Department

May 27 – City Offices CLOSED (Memorial Day). City Offices will be closed on Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day. They will reopen for normal business hours beginning Tuesday, May 28.
 
Upcoming City Meetings – For information about upcoming City meetings, visit the City of Pacifica website at  www.cityofpacifica.org  and check the Calendar for City Council Meetings and Other City Meetings at the bottom of the home page.
PRESS RELEASES
 

Recent City of Pacifica and Pacifica Police Department press releases are available on the City of Pacifica website under City Government - Press Releases & Media Bulletin s.
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