Highlights: Active Shooter Response Training, Sanctuary City Information, Hair 911
Connect With Pacifica This Week

It seems that hardly a week goes by without another news report of an active shooter incident involving an armed person killing and injuring innocent victims. While it is natural to cope with these horrific news stories by believing this type of tragedy could not possibly happen in our safe community of Pacifica, the sobering truth is this type of event can happen anywhere, at any time. The best way to make sure you and your loved ones stay safe is to prepare ahead of time and be ready. Taking a few steps now and mentally rehearsing what to do can help you react quickly when every second counts. The Pacifica Police Department has been training officers and school personnel since 2001 how to respond during an active shooter event. The Department is now offering a training presentation to community members designed to increase awareness, and provide guidance on how to survive this type of incident. See the information below about how to sign up to attend this presentation.

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City Manager

Pacifica Police Department to Offer Public Training on Active Shooter Response February 28
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 online here ; space is limited.

If you are unable to attend the Feb. 28 training, watch for information on a future training or check out this Run, Hide, Fight video for some basic information on responding to an active shooter situation (please note that the video contains reenactment of gun violence). For groups interested in scheduling a presentation at your location, please contact Captain Joe Spanheimer at spanheimerj@pacificapolice.org .
City News
  • Pacifica is a Sanctuary City - At its October 9, 2017 meeting, the Pacifica City Council adopted Ordinance No. 826 making Pacifica a Sanctuary City. Click here to read the full text of the Ordinance. More information and resources can be found on the City of Pacifica’s Sanctuary City webpage.

  • Community Meeting on Pedro Point Sewer Collection System Repair and Replacement Project Scheduled for March 1 - The City of Pacifica's Wastewater Division of the Department of Public Works is working on a sewer rehabilitation and replacement project for the Pedro Point area. You are invited to join the community meeting on Thursday, March 1 at 6:00pm at the Pedro Point Firehouse, 1227 Danmann Avenue to learn more about the Project. See the Meeting Flyer for more information.

  • Now Hiring Aquatics Staff - The City of Pacifica is currently recruiting to hire Lifeguards, Senior Lifeguards, and Cashiers for our ongoing aquatics programs. See the Aquatics Jobs Flyer for more information about these part-time opportunities or check out the job descriptions on the City of Pacifica Job Openings webpage for these opportunities and more.

  • Speak Up About Critical Transportation Needs - Traffic? Potholes? Bike Paths? Tell us YOUR transportation funding priorities by taking a short survey at www.GetUsMovingSMC.com to voice what you think are the County’s critical transportation needs. Get Us Moving is a collaborative effort between the City of Pacifica, SamTrans, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, and partner agencies and groups to develop a San Mateo County Transportation Funding Plan.

  • Coastal Creativity Art Show for Teens by Teens - City of Pacifica Youth Advisory Board invites art submissions in photography, abstract, realism & sculpture from teens ages 12 - 18 for the Coastal Creativity Pacifica Art Showcase. Registration deadline is February 26. Art Show will be held on March 2 to showcase our teen artists' work. See the Event Flyer for more information.
Hair 911 on March 22 Teaches How to Tame Tangles into Stylish Braids
Are you an adult who’s never had long hair, but now your child does and you don’t know what to do?!? Well now you can learn some basic hair skills from professional local stylists. Get hands-on instruction in braids, ponytails, buns and more. See the Event Flyer for more information, or sign up online here .

And remember, a quality braid is great but spending time together is even better!
Press Releases
Save The Date
  • Feb. 19 - City Offices closed in observance of Presidents' Day Holiday.

  • Feb. 20 - Planning Commission Meeting 7:00pm at City Council Chambers, 2212 Beach Blvd. See the Agenda for more information.

  • Feb. 26 - Call for Entries Due for Coastal Creativity Art Show. See the Event Flyer for more information.

  • Feb. 28 - Pacifica Police Department Active Shooter Community Presentation 6:00pm. Register online here; space is limited.

  • Mar. 1 - Community Meeting on Pedro Point Sewer Repair Project 6:00pm at Pedro Point Firehouse, 1227 Danmann Ave. See the City News Section for more information.

  • 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 page. 
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