Highlights: Sea Level Study Session a Success, New Clean Energy Programs
Connect With Pacifica This Week

City staff spent the weekend at the Pacific Coast Fog Fest marching in the parade and sharing information on projects and activities at the City booth. (Please check out the photos below.)  Thank you to everyone who stopped by to say hello!
Fog Fest 2016 - Public Works
At the next City Council meeting on October 10, two especially significant reports will be presented to the City Council—one on finalizing the Council’s goals and work plan, and the other on developing a policy for sea level rise.  The work plan provides a great high level view of what's going on in the City. Sea level rise has been described as a "slow moving emergency" but for our city, the pace seems to be much faster. The reports will be posted online no later than Friday, Oct. 6.  Links to them will be included in next week’s Connect With Pacifica.

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

City Manager

City News
  • Pacifica's Fire Department Holds Open House and Visits Schools – The Fire Department will be kicking off October as Fire Prevention Month by having firefighters visit all the schools and making fire prevention presentations to all the classes between October 1 and October 14.  The culmination of these activities will be an open house on Saturday, October 15 at the fire station at 1100 Linda Mar Boulevard.  Come meet your firefighters and participate in the activities. See flyer for more information.

  • 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.  Comments will be considered when determining future implementation strategies and revisions to the 2016 Implementation Report.  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.

  • New Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Programs Available – Interested in improving your home's energy efficiency? Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs provide an innovative way to finance energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water conservation upgrades to buildings as an assessment on your property and are paid back with your property taxes. The City has taken steps to allow three new PACE programs to operate in Pacifica, including California HERO, CSCDA Open PACE, and Ygrene Works. These PACE programs will expand the current PACE program option available to Pacificans, which is CaliforniaFIRST (approved in 2010). More information is available via the links above.
  • Now Recruiting for Commissions & Committees – The City of Pacifica is seeking qualified individuals to serve on its Economic Development Committee or Emergency Preparedness & Safety Commission. Visit the Committees & Commissions webpage for notices with more information and an application. Deadline to apply is September 30. 

Sea Level Rise Study Session a Success
Sea Level Rise Study Session pano
The City’s Sea Level Rise Study Session on Sept. 27, attracted more than 60 people.  After the Mayor opened the meeting, audience members formed small groups and engaged in conversations about sea level rise that were facilitated by City staff.  Council members listened in to the discussions to hear what folks had to say about this important topic.  Following the discussions, each group reported out their comments which were summarized for the Council’s consideration in policy-setting on October 10.  Thank you to all who attended and shared their thoughts!
Press Releases
  • Recent City of Pacifica and Pacifica Police Department press releases are available on the City of Pacifica website under City Government - Media.

Link to Additional Press Releases
Save The Date
  • Oct. 5 Mori Point Trail Ribbon Cutting from 11:00am - 12:30pm. Celebrate the completion of improvements to the Milagra Battery Trail and Old Mori Trail with refreshments, family-friendly activities and a guided hike. See the Trail Ribbon Cutting flyer for more information.
  • Oct. 8 Pacifica Senior Services' Spaghetti Feed - Tickets are available at the Community Center. All ages welcome! See the flyer for more information.

  • Oct. 10 – City Council Meeting - The meeting agenda will include a staff report to Council on Sea Level Rise and consideration of the Council's Goals and Work Plan 2016-17.

  • Oct. 15 –  Linda Mar Fire Station Open House - See flyer 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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