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The rain and winds that hit last weekend signaled the start of storm season.  Fortunately we sustained no damage--partly because the weather was relatively mild and partly because of the steps City staff took to prepare.  Here’s a recap:
  • Public Works crews cleaned catch basins and outfall structures to help prevent any flooding that might occur and assembled equipment and extra manpower (via contract tree removal and an outside arborist on call) to be ready to respond to any downed trees.
  • A crew of waste water staff was on site overnight last Thursday (10/13) to address any sudden changes in flow that might have occurred. 
  • The repair work at Beach Blvd. and Santa Maria Ave. was stabilized and supplies (rocks) were staged at the nearby City site just in case.
  • Staff has been inspecting the Esplanade bluff weekly and increased our monitoring to daily last weekend.
  • We closed the pier to help avoid injuries and incidents.
In addition, Public Works and Pacifica Police are highly coordinated to respond to storm-related calls for service. 

We take storm preparations very seriously and you can too.  Please check out the information highlighted under City News (below) for more information about resources available to you.

Please let me know if you have comments or questions, and thank you for wanting to Connect with Pacifica!

City Manager

City News
  • Are You Ready for the Next Storm? – City of Pacifica Department of Public Works offers useful tips to residents on what to do before, during and after a storm to protect yourself and your property. See the brochure for more information. Visit the 2016 Storm Season webpage for more helpful information.

  • City Offers Sandbags to Pacifica Residents During Rainy Season  During each rainy season, sandbags are available to Pacifica residents for flood control purposes only. Sandbags are not furnished to contractors or for business/home construction projects. Each resident may pick up a maximum of 25 sandbags. Residents should be prepared to fill the sandbags themselves with sand provided by the City. Sandbags may be picked up at the following two locations: 

    City of Pacifica Corporation Yard at 675 Oceana Blvd: Mon.–Thurs. 7am– 4:30pm, Fri. 7am – 3:30pm

    Behind the Linda Mar Fire Station at 1100 Linda Mar Boulevard: Open 24 hours

    For more information about sandbags, click here.
  • City Seeks Comments on Climate Action Plan & Implementation Report – City staff presented the Climate Action Plan (CAP) 2016 Implementation Report at the City Council meeting on September 26. The release of the Report opened up a 30-day public comment period to allow the community’s input on the CAP. The CAP can be viewed here and the 2016 Implementation Report can be viewed here.  Written comments will be accepted until October 26, 2016 and can be sent  to Bonny O’Connor, Assistant Planner via email at o’connorb@ci.pacifica.ca.us or by mail at: Planning, Department; Attn: Bonny O’Connor, Assistant Planner; 1800 Francisco Blvd., Pacifica, CA 94044.

  • Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips from Pacifica Police Department – The Pacifica Police Department encourages parents to discuss Halloween safety practices with their children.  Please inspect your children’s Halloween bounty prior to allowing them to consume it, assuring it has not been tampered with and that it is safe to eat.  While much attention is paid to safe treats, it is equally as important for both children and adults to exercise safe habits while trick-or-treating.  Pedestrians should dress so that they may be seen during the hours of darkness and walk without distractions such as cell phones.  We encourage drivers to remain alert for increased pedestrian traffic, especially young children who may be difficult to see.  Click the following link for Halloween Safety Tips.

  • Crab Season Opens Soon – Crab season usually starts the first Saturday of November, although the actual opening date varies from year to year. A fishing license is not required for crabbing from the Pacifica Pier. Please check with the local bait shops for additional rules and regulations. 

Fire Station Open House and Halloween Spooktacular Draw a Crowd on a Rainy Weekend
Fire Station Open House 2016 - kids
Linda Mar Fire Station's Open House on October 15th drew more that 100 residents to tour the station, meet our firefighters and see demonstrations related to fire safety and rescue operations.
Spook 2016 Attendees
Pacifica families enjoyed the haunted house and carnival at the 13th Annual Spooktacular at the Pacifica Community Center on October 15th and 16th.
Press Releases
Link to Additional Press Releases
Save The Date
  • Oct. 23 - 31  National Red Ribbon Week – See the Press Release issued by Pacifica Police Department in the Press Releases section above for more information.
  • Oct. 24  City Council Meeting  See the Agenda for the October 24 Regular City Council meeting, 7:00PM, City Council Chambers, 2212 Beach Blvd.

  • Oct. 24   Voter Registration closes for November 8, 2016 Presidential General Election. For more information, visit the Official Election Site of San Mateo County.
  • Oct. 25  Seniors on the Move Conference - Congresswoman Jackie Speier with San Mateo County Supervisor Andrienne Tissier and Assemblyman Kevin Mullin invite you to the 29th Annual Seniors on the Move Conference on October 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m at the San Mateo County Event Center, . This event is free, but registration is required as space is limited. View the flyer for more information or register here.
  • Oct. 26  Deadline for community’s input on the Climate Action Plan. See 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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