Highlights: Coffee with a Cop, Rent Stabilization Update, Public Hearing on Marijuana Regulation, Library Project Outreach
Connect With Pacifica This Week

In the not-too-distant future, the City Council will consider the adoption of zoning regulations marijuana dispensaries in Pacifica. The Planning Commission will be making recommendations on this and has been considering the matter for some time and is close to finishing its work.  The next consideration of the Planning Commission will take place on Monday, May 15 at 7pm in the City Council Chambers.  It should be an interesting discussion. (See the Staff Report on this item here.)

If you like coffee (or a related beverage) and would like to know your local police force better, your opportunity to combine the two is coming up. The next edition of “ Coffee With a Cop” will be held at Starbuck’s in the Fairmont Shopping Center from 9am – Noon on Friday, May 19.  Setting aside some time to get to know those who help to keep our community safe is time well spent.  I hope to see you there.

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

Interim City Manager

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Update on Rent Stabilization and Just Cause Eviction
On May 8, 2017 the City Council called for a Special Election on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, and Submitting to the Electors of the City of Pacifica a proposed Ordinance entitled “Pacifica Community Preservation, Rent Stabilization, and Renters’ Rights Act.” If adopted by the voters, the ballot measure would permanently establish rent stabilization and just cause for eviction in Pacifica. Please see the Resolution and full text of the ballot measure. Click the button on this issue to see the FAQ page on Rent Stabilization and Just Cause Eviction.

At a Special Meeting of the City Council on Tuesday, May 16 at 7:30pm, the Council will consider direction to staff regarding mandatory mediation process for rent disputes. See the Agenda for details.
  • Planning Commission to Hold Public Hearing on Marijuana Regulations - On Monday, May 15 the Planning Commission will hold a hearing to consider regulations for marijuana operations in Pacifica including personal outdoor cultivation requirements; and operation, location, and permitting requirements for dispensaries and other types of marijuana businesses in Pacifica. On Monday the Planning Commission will be asked to make a recommendation to the City Council which will adopt final regulations at a future meeting. Details are provided in the Planning Commission Staff Report

    If you are interested in providing input on this item, the Commission meeting begins at 7:00pm in the Council Chambers, 2212 Beach Blvd., Pacifica. You may also send written comments to the Planning Department.

  • Help Imagine Pacifica Libraries Opportunities - Join our community workshops and help develop the future of Pacifica's libraries. The first open house and workshop will be held on May 23 at Ingrid B. Lacy Middle School. An Open House will be held from 4:00pm - 7:00pm and a workshop will be held from 7:00pm - 8:30pm. Drop in during the open house hours or participate in the workshop to hear from the project architects and share your thoughts about site location for a new library, your use of our current libraries, and what you would like to see in library program spaces and activities. Your input and involvement counts! See the Flyer for more information and additional dates for community meetings on the Pacifica library project.

  • Applications to Fill Vacancies on Planning Commission and Beautification Advisory Committee Accepted Until May 25 - The City of Pacifica is recruiting qualified citizens to fill a vacancies on the Beautification Advisory Committee (recruitment notice) and on the Planning Commission (recruitment notice). Applications are due May 25Applications are available here. Return application to Pacifica City Clerk Kathy O'Connell, 170 Santa Maria Ave., Pacifica, CA 94044-2506.

    Visit the Committees & Commissions webpage for more information on each of the City commissions / committees.
Coffee with a Cop at Fairmont Starbuck's on May 19
Join your neighbors and police officers for coffee and conversation at Starbuck’s in Fairmont Shopping Center on Friday, May 19 from 9:00am to 12:00pm. No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know the officers in your neighborhood.

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  • May 15 - Planning Commission Meeting 7:00pm at City Council Chambers, 2212 Beach Blvd. See the Full Agenda for more information. A public hearing on marijuana regulations is on the agenda for this meeting.
  • May 16- Special City Council Meeting 7:30pm (Open Session) at City Council Chambers, 2212 Beach Blvd. See the Full Agenda for more information.  

  • May 19 - Coffee with a Cop at Fairmont Starbuck's - See the City News section for more information.

  • May 23 - Pacifica Library Project Community Open House and Workshop at Ingrid B. Lacy Middle School from 4:00pm - 7:00pm (open house) and 7:00pm - 8:30pm (workshop). See City News section above for more information.

  • May 25 - Deadline for Submission of Applications for Planning Commission. See Recruitment Notice for more information. Click here for an application.

  • May 25 - Deadline for Submission of Applications for Beautification Advisory CommitteeSee Recruitment Notice for more information. Click here for an application.

  •  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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