Highlights: Beach Blvd. Repairs, Illegal Fireworks Task Force, Spooktakular
Connect With Pacifica This Week

At Monday’s City Council meeting, staff and I presented an update on our efforts to respond to the storm damage sustained last winter including efforts to obtain grants to help offset the total costs. Repairs to the twelve damage sites are estimated to cost $3.3 million and of that amount, our insurance and grants from the State of California will cover $2.64 million; the remaining balance will be paid for by the City directly.  Fortunately, we have put aside some one-time monies that can cover our portion of the repairs. 

In addition, we also shared an update on two other sites that I have called “hazard mitigation” projects.  These are the reinforcement of the 300 block of Esplanade Avenue and the replacement of the northern section of the Beach Blvd. sea wall.  Both projects are needed to protect the streets and underground utilities that are immediately adjacent.  We have applied for financial assistance with both projects as well as requested assistance from the US Army Corps of Engineers and are waiting to hear back from them.  

Council also heard about our participation in regional efforts focused on sea level rise and climate change including our plans to update our Local Coastal Plan to address sea level rise and for which we received a grant from the California Coastal Commission.  That process will start over the next month or so. To view the full report, please  click here .

The City Council unanimously confirmed our continued work to protect City assets such as replacement of the northern section of the Beach Blvd. sea wall and reinforcement of the Esplanade bluff—important direction to ensure City resources are focused on the right activities.

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

City Manager

City News
  • Beach Blvd. Repairs are Underway – Golden Bay Construction, a City-hired contractor, began replacing the damaged pavement along the Beach Boulevard Promenade on Monday, October 10. The Promenade sidewalk was closed this week while replacing concrete plaza pavement across from the end of Santa Maria Avenue and several small patches along the seawall north of the Pacifica Pier. During the week of October 16th, Golden Bay will be removing and replacing the concrete street pavement at the intersection of Beach Boulevard and Santa Maria Avenue. Street closures and detours will be in effect during this road work. This work is to replace damage incurred last Winter, when El Niño storms broke through the seawall and caused a number of other minor voids behind it. Contact Public Works Department for questions about the repairs.
  • Illegal Fireworks Task Force To Be Formed – Use of illegal fireworks is increasing in Pacifica. To help develop strategies that will combat the use of illegal fireworks, the City Council directed staff to form an Illegal Fireworks Task Force. The goals of the task force are to develop effective enforcement strategies to address illegal fireworks and develop public outreach strategies to educate and deter people from possessing and using illegal fireworks. We are looking for 6 community members to serve with representatives from designated groups.  Applications are due November 3, 2016. Click here for the Notice of Recruitment. Applications are available here.

  • 13th Annual Spooktacular Haunted House and Carnival – Want to get into the Halloween spirit? Dress up and join us, if you dare...at the 13th Annual Halloween Spooktacular Haunted House and Family Carnival at the Pacifica Community Center!  $6 in advance, $10 at the door 
    Saturday, October 15th - 4:30-8:30pm
    Sunday, October 16th - 5:00-7:00pm
    (Sunday’s Haunted House will be less scary for younger children.)
    See the Spooktacular flyer for more information.

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) graduates
CERT Class 16-2
On Saturday, October 8, 2016, the City of Pacifica graduated its second Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) class of the year. They learned topics such as general emergency preparedness, triage and first aid, building damage assessment, search and rescue, disaster psychology and terrorism. These 18 new CERT members will join over 220 previously trained members throughout the city. The next Pacifica CERT class is tentatively scheduled to begin in January 2017.                                                              

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

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Save The Date
  • Oct. 15 –  Linda Mar Fire Station Open House - Come meet the firefighters, tour the station, see demonstrations of specialized equipment, and participate in activities. Linda Mar Fire Station is located at 1100 Linda Mar Blvd. See flyer for more information.
  • Oct. 15 - 16 - Spooktacular Haunted House and Carnival at the Pacifica Community Center - See the Spooktacular flyer for more information.

  • Oct. 20  Great Shake Out Earthquake Drills - Millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:20 a.m. on October 20 during Great Shake Out Earthquake Drills, which began in California in 2008.  Participating is a great way for your family or organization to be prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes– wherever you live, work, or travel. For more information, visit: http://www.shakeout.org/california/

           * DROP to the ground (before the earthquake drops you!), 
           * Take COVER by getting under a sturdy desk or table, and 
           * HOLD ON to it until the shaking stops.

  • Oct. 24   Voter Registration closes for November 8, 2016 Presidential General Election. For more information, visit the Official Election Site of San Mateo County.

  • 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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