Highlights: Sea Level Rise, Spaghetti Dinner to Support Senior Services, Poet Laureate
Connect With Pacifica This Week

While I reported on the sea level rise study session last week, I want to again say thank you to everyone who attended.  Key takeaways from the comments are that we have many well informed people who are interested in helping the City respond to the challenges of sea level rise and climate change; our funding challenges are well understood and some residents suggested we explore a tax assessment and development impact fees to help with the costs; and others requested that we investigate measures taken by other countries such as the Netherlands and create an online site to post information.  

The comment summary is part of the sea level rise report on Monday night’s Council meeting agenda that also includes an update on our storm repairs and grant requests, and discussion of City plans to begin the process of updating our Local Coastal Plan to include sea level rise issues.  You can find the full report here: Report on City Response to Sea Level Rise and Climate Change

On a different topic, you may have heard about the sunflowers at Fog City Java this week and that the City required them to be removed.  Not so!  After this issue reached my desk, I asked City staff to investigate the situation and they discovered a miscommunication between the Crespi’s Center’s owner and John at Fog City Java led to the start of this untrue rumor.  The sunflowers are alive and well, and enjoying their new home with John’s sister.

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

City Manager

City News
  • City Hall Making a Greater Connection with the Community – In her column that appeared in the October 5 edition of the Pacifica Tribune, City Manager Lorie Tinfow talks about several touchpoints with the community that the City has made to help share more information with our residents. Click the link to see how City Hall Makes Greater Connection with the Community. Click to find more articles from the City Manager.

  • Spaghetti Feed and Silent Auction Fundraiser this Saturday – Come out for a spaghetti dinner at the Pacifica Community Center this Saturday, October 8 from 4pm - 7pm to support Pacifica's Senior Services program. All ages are welcome! Dinner includes homemade spaghetti (vegetarian option available), salad, garlic bread, dessert and beverage. Raffle & silent auction let you win while you dine. Dinner tickets are available at the Community Center. See the flyer for more information.

  • 13th Annual Spooktacular Haunted House and Carnival – Want to get into the Halloween spirit? Dress up and join us, if you dare...at the 13th Annual Halloween Spooktacular Haunted House and Family Carnival at the Pacifica Community Center!  $6 in advance, $10 at the door 
    Saturday, October 15th - 4:30-8:30pm
    Sunday, October 16th - 5:00-7:00pm
    (Sunday’s Haunted House will be less scary for younger children.)
    See the Spooktacular flyer for more information.

Poetry Enthusiasts Sought to be the City's Official Poet Laureate
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Hear ye! Hear ye! All poets and poetry enthusiasts! The City of Pacifica is seeking a person to represent the City in the role of Poet Laureate, an honorary 3-year position acting as ambassador and advocate for poetry, literature and the arts. Deadline for applications is 5:00 PM on October 12. See the flyer for more information .  
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. 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 includes a report on sea level rise, an update from the Emergency Preparedness & Safety Commission and a presentation of Council developed goals and work plan for adoption. Join us or tune in from home via Live Stream from Pacific Coast TV.

  • Oct. 12 – Poet Laureate Application deadline - See Poet Laureate flyer for details.

  • Oct. 13 – SFO Community Roundtable Technical Working Group meeting - The Airport/Community Roundtable is a voluntary committee to address community noise impacts from aircraft operations at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Meetings are held regularly, and are open to the public. The next meeting will be a Technical Working Group subcommittee meeting on October 13. Click here for the agenda and more information on the 10/13/2016 meeting.

  • Oct. 15 –  Linda Mar Fire Station Open House - Come meet the firefighters, tour the station, see demonstrations of specialized equipment, and participate in activities. Linda Mar Fire Station is located at 1100 Linda Mar Blvd. See flyer for more information.

  • Oct. 15 - 16 - Spooktacular Haunted House and Carnival at the Pacifica Community Center - See the Spooktacular flyer for details.
  • 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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