Highlights: Devil's Slide Tunnel Closure, Holiday Safety Tips, Survey about Pacifica Libraries
Connect With Pacifica This Week

On Wednesday, December 14 at 7:00 pm the City Council will hold a special meeting to thank outgoing Councilmembers Mary Ann Nihart and Karen Ervin, swear in new Councilmembers Sue Vaterlaus and Deirdre Martin, and select the Mayor for 2017. No other business will be conducted. The community is invited to join us in person or tune in to the meeting via Pacific Coast TV's live stream on the City's website. Refreshments will be served. Hope to see you there!

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

City Manager

City News
  • Share Your Thoughts as We Explore the Future of Pacifica's Libraries - As many of you know, the library bond measure placed on the November ballot as Measure N received a clear majority, 54%, of the votes; however, the measure did not receive the two-thirds voter support needed to pass a dedicated tax. So where do we go from here? To help answer that question, we want to hear from you. Please share your thoughts via our City Hall Listens survey.
  • Devil's Slide Tunnels Closed Overnight Dec. 9 - Caltrans will be conducting its 3rd annual mandatory emergency response drill at the State Route 1 (SR-1) Tom Lantos (Devil's Slide) Tunnels. The exercise will result in closure of all northbound and southbound lanes through the tunnels beginning Friday, December 9 at 10:00 pm and is scheduled to conclude Saturday, December 10 at 4:00 am. See the Caltrans Traffic Advisory Notice for more information, including detour routes.

  • Wet Weather Equalization Basin Project Public Meeting Dec. 15 - The Wet Weather Equalization Basin Project ("Project") is a 2.1 million gallon underground holding tank to be used during a storm event to prevent sanitary sewer overflow in the lower Linda Mar area. The Project is proposed to be located at the rear parking lot of the Skate Park. Get the update on the Project's design and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) process during this Public Meeting which will be held at the Pacifica Community Center auditorium located at 540 Crespi Drive from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. See this Fact Sheet for more information about the Equalization Basin Project and upcoming meetings.

  • Apply Now to Serve on Parks, Beaches & Recreation Commission - We're looking for citizens to fill a vacancy on the Parks, Beaches & Recreation Commission. Applications are due December 30. See the Recruitment Notice for Parks, Beaches & Recreation Commission. The purpose of the Parks, Beaches & Recreation Commission is to recommend and advise the Council in the acquisition, development and maintenance of parks, beaches and other recreational areas, and to encourage the planning and implementation of a comprehensive recreation and human service program which will serve the needs of the residents of the City. Application available here. Return application to Pacifica City Clerk Kathy O'Connell, 170 Santa Maria Ave., Pacifica, CA 94044-2506.
Christmas Tree
Winter Holiday Decorating and Christmas Tree Fire Safety Tips
As you deck the halls this holiday season, be fire smart.  Click the link below for some great tips on decorating for the holidays and choosing and trimming a Christmas tree while keeping your home fire-safe.

Holiday Fire Safety Flyers
Press Releases

Link to Additional Press Releases

Save The Date
  • Dec. 9 - Overnight Closure of Devil's Slide Tunnels beginning 10:00 pm.

  • Dec. 12 - City Council Meeting at 7:00 pm at City Council Chambers, 2212 Beach Blvd. See the Agenda for more information.

  • Dec. 12 - Registration opens for Winter 2017 Parks, Beaches & Recreation Classes and Activities - Click the following link to the class registration webpage.

  • Dec. 14 - Special City Council Meeting to seat new Councilmembers and select Mayor for 2017 - 7:00 pm at City Council Chamber, 2212 Beach Blvd.
  • Dec. 15Wet Weather Equalization Basin Project Public Meeting at 6:30 pm, Pacifica Community Center, 540 Crespi Drive. See flyer 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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