Highlights: City Council Adopts Goals & Work Plan, Halloween Safety
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At its latest meeting the City Council adopted a set of seven goals and a work plan of high priority projects and initiatives for 2016-17. The goals are designed to help guide our activities. The Work Plan is also a guide in terms of communicating the Council's priorities in a transparent way. Here's a link to the  Goals and Work Plan for 2016-2017.

The Work Plan is not intended to be comprehensive of all work underway by the City. Think of an “iceberg” - the projects and initiatives of highest visibility and priority to the Council are those found  above  the water line; the myriad other activities such as responding to 911 calls, issuing building permits, paying bills, filling potholes, hiring new staff, etc., often are not as visible and could be described as  below  the water line. For more on the process and this year's goal-setting results, see the  my presentation  from the October 24 City Council meeting.

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

City Manager

City News
  • 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.
  • Annual Portola Discovery Site Hike Nov. 5 – Join us for the 247th Anniversary Celebration of the European Discovery of San Francisco Bay by Gaspar de Portola. This event is co-sponsored by City of Pacifica Parks, Beaches and Recreation Department, Pacifica Historical Society and GGNRA and begins with a video presentation at 10:00 am at the Pacifica Community Center, followed by a 3-mile round trip hike starting at 11:00 am at  Sweeney Ridge trailhead at the far east end of Fassler Ave. See the Portola Discovery Site Hike flyer for more information.
  • Recology Weekly Recycling Begins January 2017– On Monday, October 24, 2016, the City Council approved an extension (until December 31, 2022) of services from Recology of the Coast, our Solid Waste Collection service provider.  As a result of the extension, Recology of the Coast: 1) will not increase rates during calendar year 2017; and 2) will increase service pickups of recyclable materials from biweekly to weekly beginning January 1, 2017, at no additional cost.  The City looks forward to continuing its relationship with Recology of the Coast. For more information on residential recycling, click here.

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 for more information.
  • Nov. 2  SFO Roundtable Regular Meeting. The next meeting of the SFO Community Roundtable to discuss airport noise issues is on November 2 at 7:00pm at Millbrae City Hall, David Chetcuti Community Room, 450 Poplar Avenue, Millbrae, CA, 94030. Click here for the Agenda and meeting information.

  • Nov. 3  Deadline for applications for Illegal Fireworks Task Force and Library Advisory Committee. Application available here. Return application to Pacifica City Clerk, 170 Santa Maria Ave., Pacifica, CA 94044-2506. See the Commissions & Committees webpage for more information.

  • Nov. 5  Portola Discovery Site Hike See the Portola Discovery Site Hike flyer and City News section above for more information.

  • Coming Soon  Crab Season. 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.

  • 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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