Highlights: Manor Drive Overcrossing Improvement Project Community Meeting, November 29 Public Hearing on District Elections, Holiday Extravanganza at the Pacifica Community Center
Connect With Pacifica This Week

A Happy Thanksgiving to you and all of your loved ones. I hope you enjoy a brief hiatus in your normal routine and have time to reflect on those important in your life. Please note the numerous business and celebratory events listed below as we enter the holiday season and wind down the calendar year of City Council meetings. I’d like to highlight that the fourth public meeting regarding the City’s consideration of moving to City Council elections by district will be held on Thursday night, 11/29 at 6:00 p.m. at the City Council Chambers, and will present and review the revised draft districting maps that have been developed. Visit www.drawpacifica.org for more information or download the report here .

Again, please take a moment to sign up for the San Mateo County Alert System, SMC Alert , so you can receive emergency alerts of all kinds directly to your mobile phone. It’s easy to sign up, easy to customize the areas for which you would like to be alerted, and is a priceless tool in time of an emergency.  

Have a safe and healthy Thanksgiving weekend.

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

City Manager

City News
  • Community Meeting on Manor Drive Overcrossing Improvement Project - The City of Pacifica invites you to join us for a community meeting on Tuesday, November 27 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm at the Pacifica City Council Chambers (2212 Beach Blvd.) to discuss proposed safety enhancements and improved local traffic circulation and operations in the vicinity of Manor Drive and Milagra Drive related to the Highway 1 / Manor Drive Overcrossing Improvement Project. Please join us – your input matters! See the Event Flyer for more information.

  • November 29 Special Meeting to Consider Transition to District-Based Elections in Pacifica - 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. The City is seeking your input in planning for this change and has created a webpage, www.drawpacifica.org, where you can learn more about this process. The next public hearing on the districting process and discussion of draft maps will be held on Thursday, November 29 at 6:00pm at City Council Chambers, 2212 Beach Boulevard. Draft maps for consideration at this special meeting will be available for public review at http://drawpacifica.org/draft-maps/ 

  • Free Accessory Dwelling Unit Workshops Offered by HEART of San Mateo County - Are you interested in an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU), also known as a “granny flat” or “secondary unit”? With custom Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) designs costing upwards of $30,000 and taking months to develop, HEART, a nonprofit organization, sees an opportunity to increase the number of environmentally friendly ADUs built by providing homeowners with free designs! Attend a free ADU Open House on Wednesday, November 28 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm in Redwood City (register here) or on Thursday, November 29 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm in Millbrae (register here). These workshops are offered by HEART of San Mateo County. More info at www.heartofsmc.org, or contact Ken at adu@heartofsmc.org or 650-204-5628

  • Bay Area SunShares Offers Discounts on Going Solar - Due to popular demand, the Bay Area SunShares registration deadline has been extended to November 30th. Be sure to take advantage of the 30% Federal Tax Credit before it expires in 2019 by starting your solar installation process now. Get an extra 15% discount on solar through the BayAreaSunShares program by signing up before November 30 at www.bayareasunshares.org for discounts from pre-vetted solar providers. In 2017, SunShares helped over 200 homes install over 1 Megawatt of solar. Have an ElectricVehicle? Go the extra mile and charge it with Solar power! Is 2018 your year to go solar?! SunShares makes the process easy and affordable!

  • Sign up for SMC Alert to Stay Alert and Be Prepared - To learn more or to register go to www.smcalert.info or text your your zip code to 888777.

Holiday Extravaganza 2018
The City of Pacifica hosts THREE AMAZING EVENTS in its Holiday Extravaganza at the Pacifica Community Center!

Holiday Lighting , Friday, Nov. 30th, at 5:30 pm featuring Cabrillo School Choir and a visit from Santa! This annual tradition has continued since the 1990s.

Santa’s Workshop , Saturday, Dec. 1st, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm . $5 at the door — kids get to make a gingerbread house, can do a holiday craft and visit with Santa!

Elf Market (2 Days) , Friday, Nov. 30th, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Saturday, Dec. 1st, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm . Pacifica’s very own unique craft fair! Shop for holiday gifts handcrafted by local artists and community organizations.

Plus, the fun continues on Sunday, December 2nd from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm with the 8th Annual Rockaway Tree Lighting Festival .

Press Releases

Save The Date
  • Nov 22 - 23 - City Offices CLOSED (Thanksgiving Holiday). City Offices will close at 5:00PM on Wednesday, November 21 and will re-open for normal business hours on Monday, November 26.

  • Nov. 26 - City Council Meeting 7:00pm at City Council Chambers, 2212 Beach Blvd. See the Agenda for more information.

  • Nov. 27 - Manor Drive Overcrossing Improvement Project Community Meeting 6:30pm - 8:30pm at City Council Chambers, 2212 Beach Blvd. See the Event Flyer for more information.

  • Nov. 29 - Special City Council Meeting 6:00pm at City Council Chambers, 2212 Beach Blvd. to hold a Public Hearing regarding the California Voting Rights Act and to discuss draft maps of potential voting districts and proposed election sequencing for district-based election systems for Pacifica. See the Agenda for more information.

  • Nov. 30 - Dec. 1 - Holiday Extravaganza at the Pacifica Community Center, 540 Crespi Drive. See the City News section above and the Event Flyer for more information.

  • Dec. 2 - Rockaway Tree Lighting 4:00pm - 7:00pm in the Rockaway Beach District, Dondee Way, Pacifica. Click here 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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