Highlights: City Council Goals & Work Plan 2017-18, Illegal Fireworks Task Force Meeting, Preservation Award Nomination Period 
Connect With Pacifica This Week

Following the City Council’s Goal-Setting meetings on Feb. 3 and 4, the Council confirmed  that the set of six goals adopted last year are still relevant and updated its work plan for the next fiscal year.  The staff and I summarized the work plan changes and presented it to the Council for adoption on February 23, 2017.  The status of each was updated at the end of February to reflect all of the Council’s input. See the Goals and Work Plan for 2017-18 for details.

As you will note, Rent Stabilization & Just Cause Eviction has become the Council’s #1 priority and an opportunity for the Council to consider adopting an ordinance has been scheduled for the Council meeting on April 10.  In addition, Economic Development was ranked as #2 on the list and includes completing the first phase of the Palmetto Streetscape project (consideration of bids is scheduled for the March 27 meeting) and continuing work on developing an agreement with the selected hotel developer for the City’s property at 2212 Beach Blvd.

Sea Level Rise comes in at #3 and implementing the Climate Action Plan (CAP) at #4.  We are moving forward on working with the Army Corps of Engineers on efforts to mitigate hazards along our coastline that are exacerbated by sea level rise and complete grant requirements.  The CAP update is in the works and will be scheduled for the Council consideration in coming months.

Priority #5 is to develop and implement a  Marijuana Policy that covers the sale, cultivation, and distribution of the plant in the wake of voter-approved Prop. 64.  We have already had two meetings with the Council on the topic and have received initial direction with which we are now moving forward.

Planning for a New Library has moved up in the Council’s priorities to #6 and a report is scheduled for the March 27 Council meeting to discuss the City’s next steps.  We have spent the last few months reflecting the bond measure results and community survey we conducted and realize some changes in our approach are needed.

The remaining priorities, #7- #18, are far ranging projects and initiatives, and I invite you to take a look at the entire list to see how the Council and staff are working together to move the City forward.

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

City Manager

City News
  • Nomination Period Now Open for the 2017 Preservation Award -The Pacifica Open Space and Parkland Advisory Committee (OSPAC) is soliciting names of possible candidates to receive the 2017 Preservation Award. This award is granted in recognition of individuals and organizations that have made an outstanding contribution towards the preservation of open space in the City of Pacifica. The award consists of a written proclamation that will be announced and presented at a future City Council meeting, and the recipient’s name will also be added to a plaque at the Pacifica Community Center. All submissions for consideration should be written, explaining the reasons why the nominee should be the recipient of this award. Submissions should be either emailed to Tina Wehrmeister at wehrmeistert@ci.pacifica.ca.us, or U.S. mailed to:  OSPAC, c/o Tina Wehrmeister, Planning Director, 1800 Francisco Blvd., Pacifica CA  94044.  The deadline for submissions is April 15.

  • Illegal Fireworks Task Force To Hold It's First Meeting March 20 - The first meeting of the Illegal Fireworks Task Force is scheduled for Monday, March 20, 2017 at 6:30pm at the Pacifica Police Department. See the Agenda for more information.

  • Seeking Volunteers for the Illegal Fireworks Task Force and Economic Development Committee - We're looking for citizens to fill vacancies on the Illegal Fireworks Task Force and on the Economic Development Committee. See the Recruitment Notice for Illegal Fireworks Task Force and the Recruitment Notice for Economic Development Committee for more information. Applications  are available here. Return application to Pacifica City Clerk Kathy O'Connell, 170 Santa Maria Ave., Pacifica, CA 94044-2506.

  • Tax Credits for California Businesses - Apply By March 27 Funding is available for small businesses from the California Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz). California Competes Tax Credit is a 5-year income tax credit available to businesses of all sizes who want to grow, or stay in California. Deadline to apply is March 27See more details here or visit the City of Pacifica's Economic Development webpage for more information about supporting our local businesses and economic development.

  • Parks, Beaches & Recreation Spring / Summer Activities Registration - Registration for all Spring and Summer Classes and Camps (excluding swim lessons) is now open; register online at https://apm.activecommunities.com/Pacifica/Home. See the Pacifica Parks, Beaches, and Recreation Department Spring/Summer PLAY Activity Guide for information on activities, classes and camps.
    Summer Swim Lesson Registration begins Monday, June 5, 2017,  online beginning at 12:00am, and walk-in at 8:30am.

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  • Mar. 20 - Illegal Fireworks Task Force MeetingThe first meeting of the Illegal Fireworks Task Force is scheduled for Monday, March 20, 2017 at 6:30pm at the Pacifica Police Department. See the Agenda for more information.

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

  • Mar. 20 - Application Deadline for Economic Development Committee - See the Recruitment Notice for more information. Applications are available here.

  • Mar. 22 Application Deadline for Illegal Fireworks Task Force - See the Recruitment Notice for more information. Applications are available here.

  • Mar. 27 - City Council Meeting 7:00pm at City Council Chambers, 2212 Beach Boulevard, Pacifica - Click here for meeting agendas.

  •  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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