Highlights: Devil's Slide Overnight Tunnel Closure, Final City Council Meetings of 2018, Seeking Input on Pacifica's Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan
Connect With Pacifica This Week
Greetings!

I hope many of you were able to enjoy the holiday events last weekend at the Community Center Holiday Extravaganza or the Rockaway Tree Lighting! Understanding that the holidays can also be a stressful, lonely, or even sad, time of year for some, we’ve included some resource information below regarding Suicide Prevention . Also, for safety for those with special needs, please see information about the Police Department’s Special Needs Registry

We’d love to get your input about bicycle and pedestrian improvements, so please visit www.walkbikepacifica.com , check out the interactive map, and weigh in with comments about bike/ped access and safety in Pacifica. For the final City Council meetings of 2018, on December 10 the City Council will be considering a Council elections districting ordinance, as well as sea level rise adaptation policies. Then on December 17 th , adoption of the districting ordinance will be considered (depending on the outcome from Dec. 10), as well as a special meeting for certification of election results and the official City Council reorganization ceremony and celebration. Finally, note the information below regarding an upcoming overnight Hwy 1 closure of the Tom Lantos (Devil’s Slide) Tunnel on Friday night, December 14, for an emergency response training drill.

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

Sincerely,
KEVIN WOODHOUSE
City Manager

City News
  • Devil’s Slide Overnight Tunnel Closure December 14-15 - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will conduct its 5th annual mandatory emergency response drill at the State Route 1 (SR-1) Tom Lantos (Devil’s Slide) Tunnels. The mandatory six-hour emergency response drill begins Friday, December 14 at 10:00 PM and concludes on Saturday, December 15 at 4:00 AM. The exercise is weather permitting. For the safety of crews and the public, all northbound and southbound traffic lanes on SR-1 through the Tom Lantos (Devil’s Slide) Tunnels will be closed during the exercise. See the Full CalTrans Traffic Advisory for more information, including detour routes.

  • Suicide Prevention: Watch for Signs of Someone in Need of Help During the Holiday Season - Pain isn’t always obvious; know the signs. Holidays can be a particularly sad, lonely or stressful time, and for some this may be the most difficult time of the year. Most suicidal people show some signs that they are thinking about suicide. The signs may appear in conversations, through their actions, or in social media posts. Though the warning signs can be subtle, they are there. If you observe warning signs, step in or speak up. Learn more at www.suicideispreventable.org. If you or someone you know is in need of help to prevent suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

  • Special Needs Registry - Parents and care-givers of a person with any medical, mental health condition or disability may consider providing information to the Pacifica Police Department’s Special Needs Registry, a tool that will allow officers to better serve community members with special needs. Click here for more information.

  • Pacifica Police Department Shares Holiday Safety Tips - The Pacifica Police Department issued a Press Release with helpful tips to keep everyone happy and safe this holiday season. Tips include ways to prevent package theft, vehicle burglary, home burglary and strong arm robbery during the busy holiday travel, shopping and delivery season. Pacifica Police also remind residents, “If you see something, say something!” Immediately report any suspicious activity in your neighborhood to the Police Department by calling 650-738-7314.

  • Share Your Input on Planning Pacifica’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan - The Pacifica Public Works Department is updating the City’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan and would like to hear input from local residents. The project website is now live and can be accessed at www.walkbikepacifica.com. On the project website, you can find an interactive map for residents to mark problem areas or areas that need improvement regarding bicycle and pedestrian access and safety within the City.

  • Public Hearing on Districting Ordinance to be Held December 10 - Similar to hundreds of local governments across California in recent years, a legal challenge based on the California Voting Rights Act is forcing Pacifica to consider moving to a district-based City Council elections system, beginning with the 2020 City Council election. Public hearings were held on October 8, October 22, November 17 and November 29 to solicit input from the public on communities of interest, considerations for drawing district maps and submission / discussion of draft maps during the districting process. A public hearing will be held on Monday, December 10 to introduce an ordinance that provides for the election of City Councilmembers by district in five single-member districts. The ordinance adopts the voting district map and the election date sequence for each of the districts. More information and draft maps are available at www.drawpacifica.org, and on the City Council Agenda Staff Report here.

  • December 10 City Council Meeting Considers Sea Level Rise Adaptation Policies - A reminder about the upcoming City Council public hearing regarding the draft sea level rise adaptation policies: Staff will be seeking direction from the City Council to incorporate the drafted policies into the un-adopted Draft Local Coastal Plan Update released in 2014. This City Council meeting will be held on Monday, December 10 at 6:00pm at Pacifica City Council Chambers, 2212 Beach Blvd., Pacifica. Please note the 6:00pm start time. See the Agenda Staff Report and www.cityofpacifica.org/SeaLevelRise for more information.

  • Beautification Advisory Committee “Ribbon Cuttings” Celebrate Completed Projects - The Beautification Advisory Committee will be celebrating three completed ‘Keep Pacifica Beautiful’ projects on Saturday, December 8th from 10:00am to 12 noon at several locations in the community. Members of the community are invited to join in the celebrations. See the Event Flyer or project summaries for more information. Businesses, individuals or community organizations interested in sponsoring a beautification project along Palmetto Avenue or other sites in the community can contact the BAC for details by calling the Department of Public Works at 650-738-3767.
  • 10:00am at the Pacifica Arts Center, 1220 Linda Mar Blvd. (Entrance Sign Project)
  • 11:00am at Ocean Shore School Parking Lot, 411 Oceana Blvd. (Landscaping and Ceramic Mosaic Murals along Oceana Blvd.)
  • 12:00pm at Palmetto Ave. / Montecito Ave. (Palmetto Streetscape Curb Planters and Garden Stakes)

  • Pacifica Historical Society Victorian Christmas Concert on December 12 - Come see the Coventry Carolers from the Great Dickens Christmas Fair, who are coming to Pacifica for a “Victorian Christmas Concert” at “The Little Brown Church” - Wednesday, December 12 at 7:00pm at Pacifica Coastside Museum, 850 Francisco Blvd. Tickets at the door are $10 for adults / $5 for children. See the Event Flyer for more information.

  • City of Pacifica Job Opportunities - The City of Pacifica is currently recruiting for the following positions. These opportunities may close without notice. To learn more about these opportunities click here.
  • Information Systems and Technology Manager
  • Child Care Associate Teacher
  • Child Care Aide
  • Senior Services Bus / Van Driver
  • Lifeguard I/II
  • Cashier
  • Police Officer (Lateral, Academy Graduate or Student)
Press Releases
Save The Date
  • Dec. 10 - City Council Meeting 6:00pm at City Council Chambers, 2212 Beach Blvd. See the Agenda for more information. Note Earlier Start Time at 6:00PM.



  • 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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