Highlights: Gun Buy-Back Results, Active Shooter Response Class, CalTrans Begins Hwy 1 Repaving Project, "Get Us Moving" Survey for Transportation Funding
Connect With Pacifica This Week

I have a variety of updates to highlight this week. First, I’m happy to report the May 5th Pacifica/Daly City/Colma gun buyback event held in Daly City ran very smoothly and resulted in volunteer buybacks of 207 guns. Meanwhile, the event in San Mateo County for cities around there resulted in buybacks of 426 guns. Second, the Pacifica Police Department is continuing to offer Public Active Shooter Response classes; due to high demand, the next one is on Wednesday, June 6 at 6:00 p.m., at Terra Nova High School Theatre to accommodate higher attendance, details below. Also, if you haven’t already, please sign up for the San Mateo County Alert system on your mobile device to get alerts about emergencies, sign-up details below.

Switching gears to a different subject, you’ll notice Caltrans mobilizing along Hwy 1 to begin the Hwy 1 paving project, nighttime work. There will be numerous changeable message signs throughout town along Hwy 1. Here’s the Caltrans press release . Also, another reminder to please take a minute to take the County’s “Get Us Moving” survey to provide your input about how you think future potential county-wide sales tax money (not approved yet, but could be on November 2018 ballot) should be prioritized for roadway and transit improvements.

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

City Manager

City News
  • Pacifica Police Offer Public Active Shooter Response Class on June 6 - Recent national tragedies remind us that the risk is real- an active shooter incident can happen in any place at any time. The best ways to make sure you and your loved ones stay safe are to prepare ahead of time and be ready. Taking a few steps now and mentally rehearsing what you can do can help you react quickly when every second counts. Learn those steps. This is the 4th offering of this class by the Pacifica Police Department; it is free and open to the public. Due to high demand, this class on Wednesday, June 6 at 6:00pm will be held at Terra Nova High School Theater to accommodate a larger public audience. Click here for more information or to register.

  • Sign up for SMC Alert - SMC ALERT is the primary means of communication by San Mateo County Office of Emergency Services (OES), the Pacifica Police Department, Fire, and Emergency Medical Services, to alert people to emergencies, critical incidents, safe evacuation routes and centers, community points of distribution, major traffic events and any life threatening circumstance. 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. Stay informed and be prepared – sign up for SMC ALERT today. To learn more or to register go to www.SMCAlert.info or text your your zip code to 888777.
  • Caltrans to Repave 10-mile Section of Highway 1 Through Pacifica - The contractor, Granite Construction of Redwood City, has begun work this week, and paving should be complete by the end of October 2018. Work crews will pave over 40 lanes miles, grinding away the old pavement and laying down new asphalt. Most work will be performed at night to minimize impacts on the traveling public. See the News Release from CalTrans for more information.

  • Construction Begins May 18 on Sewer Rehabilitation Project at Crespi Dr. / Highway 1 - Night time construction for Crespi Drive at Highway 1 Sewer Rehabilitation Project will begin starting on Friday, May 18, 2018. The work will last 5 nights, and the work hours are from 9:00pm to 5:00am. The project consists of replacing over 80 feet of sewer main in the intersection of Crespi Drive and Highway 1. Traffic control will be enforced; please drive safely through the construction area.

  • Election Day is Tuesday, June 5 - This election will be conducted by an All-Mail Ballot process. A Ballot Drop-off Box will be available at Pacifica City Hall, 170 Santa Maria Avenue during our regular business hours. City Hall hours are posted on the City Clerk’s webpage here. For questions about Vote Centers and additional Drop-off Box locations, please visit www.smcacre.org 

  • How do we fix traffic in San Mateo County? Take the Get Us Moving Budget Challenge where you set the budget & free the Peninsula from traffic’s grip! Fix traffic, set your budget here -> www.getusmovingsmc.com Share your thoughts at the next Transportation Priorities Town Hall meeting on Thursday, May 24 at 6:30pm in Half Moon Bay. Click here for more information on this Town Hall and other meetings scheduled around the County.

  • Volunteer Opportunity: Economic Development Committee - The City of Pacifica is recruiting qualified citizens to fill a vacancy on the Economic Development Committee. See the Recruitment Notice for more information on how to apply. The application deadline is June 8. Click here for an application.

  • Youth Volunteer Opportunities - Leaders In Training Education and Swimmer Aides
  1. Leaders in Training Education (LITE): The Leaders in Training Education (LITE) program is a program designed to give youth ages 13-17 the opportunity to volunteer their time working at special events and youth programs sponsored by the Parks, Beaches & Recreation department. With the help of the PB&R staff, the LITEs are exposed to experiences to learn leadership roles, job training, become involved with their community and earn community service hours. The hope is that this experience will bridge the gap between volunteerism and first time jobs for participants. The application deadline for LITE applications has been extended to June 1. Please contact Sydney Bliss, recreation coordinator, at 738-7376. An application and more information can be found here.
  2. Swimmer Aides: A swimmer aide is interested in working with children, volunteering of their time and learning how to teach swimming. Swimmer aides must be 11-17 years of age and possess American Red Cross intermediate level skills or better. We are now accepting applications for our Swimmer Aide program. These applications are due by Wednesday, June 13. Pick up or turn in applications at either the Jean Brink Pool at Oceana High School or the Parks, Beaches and Recreation Office at 1810 Francisco Blvd.

  • City of Pacifica Job Openings - The City of Pacifica is currently recruiting for several positions. Click here to find a listing of current Job Openings with the City of Pacifica.

  • To All Loyal Pool Patrons - We would like to take this opportunity to apologize for the confusion on Saturday, May 5th for the recreation swim time at the pool. Due to a school district swim meet we were not able to be open to the public. Although we posted this closure in many locations, we fell short of using all social media at our disposal. If you dropped your children off at the pool or tried to swim yourself during the recreation time, we would like to offer you a free pass for recreation swim. Please contact the pool at (650) 738-7461 or stop by to pick up your pass. Thank you for your continued patronage. – City of Pacifica Parks, Beaches & Recreation Dept.
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Save The Date
  • May 21 - Planning Commission Meeting 7:00pm at City Council Chambers, 2212 Beach Blvd. See the Agenda for more information.

  • May 24 - Transportation Priorities Town Hall Meeting 6:30pm at Ted Adcock Community Center, 535 Kelley Avenue, Half Moon Bay. See the Event Flyer for more information and additional meeting dates.

  • May 28 - City Hall / City Offices Closed in Observance of Memorial Day

  • May 29 - City Council Meeting

  • June 1 - Deadline for Applications to Leaders in Training Education (LITE) program. See the City News section above for more information.

  • June 5 - Election Day. See City News section above 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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