Highlights: Congresswoman Jackie Speier to Speak at Terra Nova High School, Relay for Life, Unused Medication Take Back at Library
Connect With Pacifica This Week

Terra Nova High School will be the site of significant activity this weekend. Throughout the weekend, the annual Relay For Life, a fundraising effort associated with the American Cancer Society will be taking place. Kickoff, so to speak, will take place at the track in the football stadium at 10am on Saturday. Show your support and donate if you can.

Health care is on just about everyone’s mind right now. Congresswoman Jackie Speier, joined by State Senator Jerry Hill and Assemblyman Kevin Mullin will be at the Terra Nova High School theatre beginning at noon on Saturday to discuss the national and statewide implications of legislation under consideration.  The event is free, but reservations are required. Just go to the link below to secure a spot. 

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

Interim City Manager

City News
  • Town Hall Meeting on Health Care Brings Congresswoman Jackie Speier, Senator Jerry Hill and Assemblyman Kevin Mullin to Terra Nova this Saturday - On Saturday, July 15 at noon Congresswoman Jackie Speier, Senator Jerry Hill and Assemblyman Kevin Mullin will present a town hall meeting at Terra Nova High School to discuss where things stand on health care policy in the nation's Capitol. See the Event Flyer with more information. RSVP's are required to attend: click here to RSVP.

  • Planning Commission to Hold Public Hearing on Accessory Dwelling Unit Regulations On Monday, July 17 the Planning Commission will hold a hearing to consider changes to the City’s regulations for construction of accessory dwelling units, or ADUs. These are also commonly known as second units, in-law units, or granny flats. Accessory dwelling units involve attached or detached living areas with complete independent living facilities including their own kitchens, and must be constructed on sites with an existing single-family residence. They can also be created within the existing area of a single-family residence or in an accessory structure such as a detached garage.

    The Planning Commission will consider specific standards for construction of accessory dwelling units including minimum setbacks from property lines, height limits, and minimum parking requirements. The City is updating its ordinance in response to changes in state law addressing accessory dwelling units which took effect January 1, 2017.

    Details of the proposed ordinance are discussed in the Planning Commission Staff Report. This will be the second hearing on this topic. The Planning Commission previously discussed this topic on April 17. Video of that meeting is available on Pacific Coast TV’s YouTube channel.

    If you are interested in providing input on this item, the Commission meeting begins at 7:00pm in the Council Chambers, 2212 Beach Blvd., Pacifica. You may also send written comments to the Planning Department.

  • Relay For Life This Weekend at Terra Nova High School's Football Field - The annual Relay for Life fundraising event for the American Cancer Society takes place at Terra Nova High School's football field with opening ceremony kicking off the event at 10:00am on Saturday, July 15. The event continues all day on Saturday and includes a 9:00pm Luminaria Ceremony in remembrance of loved ones lost to cancer. The weekend event concludes on Sunday morning with closing ceremony at 8:30am followed by a final lap around the track. For more information about the local Relay for Life event in Pacifica, click here.

  • Unused Medication Take-Back Event on Saturday - The Pacifica Police Department is working with the MED-Project to host a special medicine take-back event at the Sanchez Library (1111 Terra Nova Blvd.) on July 15 from 10:00am – 2:00pm. For more information about MED-Project and other take-back events, see www.med-project.org.

    Don't forget, the Police Department also accepts medicine at the front lobby during business hours. See the Police Department's Unused Medication Disposal webpage for more information.

  • Community Center Rear Parking Lot Closure for Construction Fencing was installed this past week around the rear parking lot at the Community Center in preparation for construction on the Wet Weather Equalization Basin (EQ Basin). The Community Center and Skatepark will remain open during construction. The main parking lot will not be affected. However the parking lot to the rear of the Community Center will be closed during construction.
    In last week's edition of Connect With Pacifica, it was mentioned that the EQ Basin will help to prevent flooding during major storms. More specifically, the EQ Basin will be a key infrastructure element to prevent sanitary sewer overflows (SSO's) during large storms due to infiltration of groundwater and stormwater into the sewer collection system.

    For more information about the EQ Basin project, see the project webpage or this Quick Information Sheet.

  • We Hear We Need a New Library... Share Your Vision OnlineThe City of Pacifica wants to develop a plan that meets our library needs and has our community’s support. We are continuing to plan the future of our libraries. By participating in this short “Pacifica Libraries Opportunities” survey via City Hall Listens, you will contribute to the priorities of Pacifica’s libraries. Your input counts! Take the survey here.

Dive Into Summer Family Fun During Summer Recreation Swim
The City of Pacifica Parks, Beaches and Recreation Department runs the Family Recreation Swim program at the Jean Brink Swimming Pool at Oceana High School. Check out the pool for affordable family fun during the special summer recreation swim hours through August 4: Mondays & Fridays 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Daily 1:00pm – 3:00pm. Youth and Seniors pay just $5 per swim, while adults pay $6 per swim. Swim passes may be purchased at the pool for packages at a discount. Swim specials include:
2 for 1 Tuesdays - Any participant under the age of 18 may bring a friend for the price of one child admission.

Free Rec Wednesdays - Recreation swim from 1-3 is free to children under the age of 18 courtesy of local business sponsors.

For more information, check out the Family Recreation Swim webpage.

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Save The Date
  • July 15 - Town Hall Meeting on Health Care hosted by Congresswoman Jackie Speier, Senator Jerry Hill and Assemblyman Kevin Mullin at Terra Nova High School. See the Event Flyer for more information.

  • July 15 - Medication Take-Back at Sanchez Library 10:00am - 2:00pm. See the City News section above for more information.

  • July 15 - 16 - Relay for Life at Terra Nova High School. See the City News section above for more information. 

  • July 17 Planning Commission Meeting 7:00pm at City Council Chambers, 2212 Beach Blvd. See the Full Agenda for more information.


  • July 18Economic Development Committee Meeting 6:00pm. See Agenda 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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