Highlights: Open Space Preservation Award Nominations, Gun Buy Back, Active Shooter Response Class, Motorcycle and Bicycle Safety Month
Connect With Pacifica This Week

This week’s list of City News below includes such a wide variety of announcements -- items related to public safety, communications, open space, sewer infrastructure, transportation infrastructure, and more -- that I’d like to pause on this beautiful Friday afternoon in Pacifica to express my gratitude to all City employees, and emphasize the important and varied range of programs and services the City organization is working diligently to deliver. In addition, following a week of numerous nighttime Commission and Committee meetings, such as the Planning Commission, Economic Development Committee, Library Advisory Committee, and the Sea Level Rise Community Work Group/public meeting, I’d like to express thanks to so many volunteers that help in these roles. This commitment and cooperation, combined with the work of your City Council members, businesses, schools and everyone doing their part, makes such a huge difference to build and sustain the Pacifica community that everyone enjoys. There’s always a lot of work to do, a lot of progress to be made, but it’s good and healthy to pause occasionally to recognize all the great ground that has been covered! So thank you!

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

City Manager

City News
  • Gun Buy-Back Event on May 12 - The Pacifica Police Department is joining the Daly City and Colma Police Departments for a gun buy back event on May 12 from 10:00am to 1:00pm at the Daly City City Hall located at 333 – 90th Street, Daly City. * Firearms must be unloaded and either in a vehicle trunk or a locked storage box in the rear of your vehicle. NO walk-ups allowed. * See the Event Flyer for more information.

  • 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 that 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.

  • Call for Nominations for Open Space Preservation Award - The Pacifica Open Space Advisory Committee (OSPAC) is soliciting names of possible candidates to receive an Open Space Preservation Award. The award will be granted in recognition of individuals and/or organizations that have made an outstanding contribution towards the preservation of open space in the City of Pacifica.The award consists of a written proclamation that will be announced and presented at a future City Council meeting. The Pacifica OSPAC will be accepting nominations at its May 16th meeting. The committee meets on the third Wednesday of the month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Pacifica Police Station. All submissions for considerations shall be written or emailed to the Planning Department or orally conveyed at the May 16th OSPAC meeting, stating the reasons as to why the nominee should receive the award. Written submissions will also be accepted to the attention of Open Space Parkland Advisory Committee, c/o Bonny O’Connor, Assistant Planner, 1800 Francisco Blvd, Pacifica, CA 94044 or email o’connorb@ci.pacifica.ca.us.The deadline for submission is May 16th. Click here for more information about the Pacifica Open Space Advisory Committee and meeting agendas.

  • Pedro Point Sewer Rehabilitation Project Construction is Now Underway - Pedro Point Sewer Rehabilitation Project construction phase is now underway. Here is the 3-week look ahead at the construction schedule: For the week of May 7th to 11th, the work on Kent Road is expected to be completed. For the week of May 14th to 18th, the work on Blackburn Terrace is expected to be completed. For the week of May 21 to June 1st, the majority of the work on San Pedro Ave. is expected to be completed. It is not too late for any Pedro Point residents to take advantage of this project and replace your sewer lateral. If you are interested, please contact David King at Pacific Trenchless, Inc. at 415-748-0773. Click here for more project related information.

  • Help Plan Transportation Investments with Get Us Moving San Mateo County - A new Countywide survey has been posted to help develop a community-driven plan to reduce traffic congestion and get San Mateo County moving again. In the Get Us Moving Budget Challenge you set the budgets to beat traffic. Invest in transportation and freeways or fix potholes. Help plan our County's future transportation investments by taking the Budget Challenge or attending one of the upcoming Transportation Priorities Town Hall Meetings and sharing your priorities. The next Town Hall meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 2 at 6:30pm at the Doelger Senior Center, 101 Lake Merced Blvd. in Daly City. See the San Mateo County Transit District Press Release for more information about the Get Us Moving public outreach effort.

  • Volunteer Opportunity: Economic Development Committee - The City of Pacifica is recruiting qualified citizens to fill a vacancy on the Economic Development Committee. The Economic Development Committee exists to support the development of current local businesses and their interface with the City of Pacifica, improve aging business districts, and bring new businesses to Pacifica. This Committee meets regularly on the second Tuesday of each month. See the Recruitment Notice for more information on how to apply. The application deadline is June 1.

  • 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.
  • Election Day is Tuesday, June 5th - 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 
Press Releases
Save The Date
  • May 12 - Gun Buy-Back Event 10:00am - 1:00pm at Daly City City Hall, 333 - 90th Street, Daly City. See the Event Flyer for more information.

  • May 14 - City Council Study Session - Commission / Committee Annual Reports 5:45pm at City Council Chambers, 2212 Beach Blvd. See the Agenda for more information.

  • May 14 - City Council Meeting 7:00pm at City Council Chambers, 2212 Beach Blvd. See the Agenda for more information.

  • May 16 - Open Space Advisory Committee (OSPAC) Meeting 6:00pm at Pacifica Police Station, 2075 Pacific Coast Highway. See the Agenda for more information.

  • May 16 - Nominations Due for Open Space Preservation Award. See City News section above for more information.

  • May 17 - Transportation Priorities Town Hall Meeting 6:30pm at Burlingame Library, 480 Primrose Rd., Burlingame. See the Event Flyer for more information and additional meeting dates.

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

  • 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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