Highlights: Scoop App Offers Carpooling Incentives, Spooktacular Haunted House, Pacificans Care Speakeasy NIght, Police Department Receives Grant
Connect With Pacifica This Week

In our increasingly technology-driven and connected society, this week I’d like to bring your attention to two technological tools that could be useful to you to ease the daily commute and to keep informed of and stay prepared for emergencies. The first tool is the Scoop app , which helps to connect commuters for carpooling, offers incentives up to $4 a day for carpooling, with the added benefit of easing the daily commute and decreasing our carbon footprint. The second tool is the SMC Alert system, which is the primary means of communication used by San Mateo County Office of Emergency Services (OES) to reach the community by cell phone, email and text alert for critical incidents to keep us prepared and informed in case of emergency. Check out www.SMCAlert.info to learn more or to sign up for these important alerts. Find more information about these tools in the City News section below.

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

City Manager

14th Annual Spooktacular This Weekend
Come see the Pacifica Community Center transformed into a haunted house and carnival by the City of Pacifica Parks, Beaches and Recreation Department on October 28 & 29. Fun, games and prizes make this event enjoyable by all ages. Sunday offers a less scary haunted house for younger children. Tickets available for $10 at the door.
City News
  • Earn Incentives by Carpooling with the Scoop App - San Mateo County commuters are now eligible for up to $4 a day for carpooling using the Scoop appon their smartphones. The City/County Association of Governments (C/CAG) of San Mateo County is offering this limited-time incentive as part of its pilot Carpool in San Mateo County! program to encourage County residents or commuters who work in San Mateo County to utilize private sector carpools during peak travel periods.Under the new program, commuters will sign up for the Scoop app, which automatically links drivers and riders to other users who are as close as possible to their origins and destinations. Once they've registered with Scoop, commuters will receive a $2 incentive per person during commute periods (5:30-10:30 a.m. and 3:30-8 p.m.) on their Scoop account, with a maximum incentive of $4 a day. Take advantage of the Carpool in San Mateo County!  It’s fun and convenient. You can save time, save money, reduce stress, and meet new friends. It is also good for the environment.

  • Pedro Point Sewer Rehabilitation Project Community Meeting on Nov. 2 - The City of Pacifica’s Wastewater Division of the Department of Public Works is working on a sewer collection system rehabilitation and replacement project for the Pedro Point area. You are invited to join the community meeting to learn more about the project. The community meeting will be held on Thursday, November 2 from 6:00pm - 7:00pm at Pedro Point Firehouse, 1227 Danmann Ave., Pacifica. See the flyer for more information.

  • San Pedro Creek Debris Removal Begins - The Department of Public Works has awarded a contract to B & D Excavation & Construction to perform concrete debris removal located in San Pedro Creek at Alma Heights School. Work includes utilizing a crane and construction equipment to remove concrete that has fallen into San Pedro Creek and off-haul for disposal. Concrete removal is necessary to restore the creek to its natural state. Work is anticipated to be completed by Friday, November 3. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience.  For questions regarding this work, please contact the Public Works Department at (650)738-3767.

  • Business Seminar Series Offered in Pacifica October / November - A FREE retail business seminar series is being offered in Pacifica for merchants and anyone who may be interested in the topics. The Small Business Development Center is providing this free service in cooperation with the Pacifica Chamber of Commerce, the City of Pacifica and U.S. Bank. The seminars are funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration and will be held at the U.S. Bank, 1655 Oceana Blvd., Pacifica. There is no cost, but registration is required. See the links to the flyers below for more information and registration details for upcoming seminars. New and existing businesses are encouraged to attend.
  • Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. - Business Planning Panel Discussion
  • Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. - Website Best Practices for Businesses

  • New Pacifica Library Project Community Outreach - To learn more about the New Pacifica Library project, the community is invited to attend the next Open House / Workshop on November 2 at the Pacifica Community Center. Click here for the event flyer with more information.

  • Sign up for SMC Alert - SMC ALERT is the primary method of communication the San Mateo County Office of Emergency Services (OES) and its public safety partners use to contact San Mateo County residents during emergencies and critical incidents to ensure timely, accurate information is provided that allows people to be informed and prepared. SMC ALERT provides emergency communications delivered to cellular telephones, electronic mail and text messages in order to inform the community of events that impact them. SMC ALERT is also the primary means of communication by OES, the Pacifica Police Department, Fire, and Emergency Medical Services, to alert people to safe evacuation routes and centers, community points of distribution, major traffic events and any life threatening circumstance. More than 50,000 residents of San Mateo County are already registered with SMC Alert. To learn more or to register go to www.SMCAlert.info

  • Portola Discovery Hike Offers History and a Work-out on the Morning of Nov. 4 - Combine outdoor exercise and Pacifica history on the morning of Saturday, November 4 for the Portola Discovery Hike sponsored by the Pacifica Parks, Beaches & Recreation Department, Pacifica Historical Society and GGNRA. Meet at 10:00am at the Pacifica Community Center for a short film, followed by a 3-mile round-trip hike over Sweeney Ridge. This event marks the 248th anniversary celebration of the discovery of San Francisco Bay by Gaspar de Portola. See the Event Flyer for more information.

  • Pacificans Care Speakeasy Night Brings the Roaring 20’s to Pacifica on Nov. 4 - Pacificans Care is turning the Community Center into a roaring 20’s style Speakeasy Saturday, November 4 from 7:00 to 11:00pm with an evening featuring live music, contests, auctions, games, contests, great food and the famous “Speakeasy Special” cocktail. Proceeds from the Speakeasy Night support Pacifica social service agencies including Pacifica Senior Services and Pacifica Child Care, Youth Service Bureau and Pacifica Resource Center. It’s not too late to join in the fun! Tickets are $40 prior to the event ($50 at the door) and are available from https://pacificans-care-speakeasy.eventbrite.com. It’s a roaring good time!

Pacifica's 60th Anniversary
November 22, 2017 will mark the 60th Anniversary of incorporation for the City of Pacifica. There are several events planned to commemorate and celebrate this milestone on November 18 and 19, 2017 .

City Open House , Saturday November 18, 2017, 11am-3pm, at the Pacifica Community Center. City departments as well as Pacifica non-profits and local organizations will participate by hosting tables with information on their organizations. There will be activities, fun, food and drink available as well. Contact us if your group is interested in participating at 650-738-7381.

60th Anniversary History Celebration Dinner – Saturday November 18 at Nick’s restaurant. The no-host cocktail reception starts at 5pm, with dinner and presentations beginning at 6pm. Tickets are $60.

60th Anniversary History Celebration Lunch – Sunday November 19 at Nick’s restaurant. Luncheon and presentation starting at 11am. Tickets are $60.

To purchase tickets to the dinner or lunch go to the Eventbrite ticket purchasing page
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Save The Date
  • Nov. 2 - New Pacifica Library Project Community Open House / Workshop 4:00pm - 7:00pm drop-in or 7:00pm - 8:30pm workshop. Pacifica Community Center, 540 Crespi Dr. See City News section above for more information.

  • Nov. 2 - Pedro Point Sewer Rehabilitation Project Community Meeting 6:00pm at Pedro Point Firehouse, 1227 Danmann Ave., Pacifica. See the flyer for more information.

  • Nov. 2 - Business Planning Discussion Panel seminar 6:30pm at U.S. Bank, 1655 Oceana Blvd. See the Event Flyer for more information. See the City News section above for more business seminar opportunities.

  • Nov. 4 - Portola Discovery Hike - Meet at the Pacifica Community Center at 10:00am. See the City News section above for details.

  • Nov. 4 - Pacificans Care Speakeasy Night 7:00pm at the Pacifica Community Center. See the City News section above for details.

  • Nov. 9 - Website Best Practices for Businesses seminar 6:30pm at U.S. Bank, 1655 Oceana Blvd. See the Event Flyer for more information. See the City News section above for more business seminar opportunities.

  • Nov. 10 - Veteran's Day (Observed) - City Offices closed.

  •  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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