Highlights: Seeking Input on District Maps for District-Based Elections, See Something / Say Something, Fire Station Open Houses, Aquatic Pumpkin Patch
Connect With Pacifica This Week

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 and provide your ideas for district maps.

A couple updates concerning public safety, continuing the Pacifica Police Department’s and North County Fire Authority’s commitment to enhancing public safety services for Pacificans. First, the Police Department encourages you to call when you see a crime or suspicious activity, rather than posting to social media. See this “ See Something, Please Say Something ” flyer with more information, including the PD’s non-emergency and emergency lines. The PD continues to be surprised about activity reported on social media about which the PD never received a call. Also see this Press Release about now being able to Text to 911. Effective immediately all San Mateo County Law Enforcement and Fire Agencies’ 911 Dispatch Centers are equipped to receive and respond to mobile phone SMS Text to 911 messages. All phones or devices must include a text or data plan, be text capable, and have their location services enabled to send a text message to 911.  This is a great benefit to callers who cannot communicate verbally as well as those who find themselves in a situation where it may too dangerous to call 911.

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

City Manager

City News
  • Linda Mar Fire Station Open House Saturday, October 13 - In conjunction with Fire Prevention Week, a Fire Service Day Open House will be held at Linda Mar Fire Station on Saturday, October 13 from 10:00am - 2:00pm. Take a fire station tour, see firefighter demonstrations and special equipment displays. There are activities planned for kids and adults. See the Event Flyer for more information and other participating fire stations.

  • Drive-Thru Flu Vaccine Clinic October 13 – Flu season is once again upon us. Protect yourself and your family against the flu by getting vaccinated. North County Fire Authority and San Mateo County Health System are partnering to offer a FREE Drive-Thru Flu Clinic this Saturday, October 13 from 10:00am – 1:00pm at Fire Station 94 in Daly City located at 444 Gellert Drive (enter off Wembly Drive), Daly City. See the Event Flyer for more information.

  • Aquatic Pumpkin Patch on October 13 – Do pumpkins really float? Come and see at the first-of-its-kind Aquatic Pumpkin Patch hosted by City of Pacifica’s Parks, Beaches and Recreation Department at Jean Brink Pool at Oceana High School on Saturday, October 13. A $10 fee covers a parent/child pair, and includes decorating supplies. See the Event Flyer or contact Parks, Beaches and Recreation at 650-738-7381 for more information. Also, coming soon is PB&R's annual Spooktacular event. Check out the Special Events webpage for details on upcoming events.

  • Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser for Pacifica Senior Services on October 20 - Each October the Pacifica Community Center auditorium is transformed into our own little Italy for a real Italian feast to support Pacifica Senior Services. Dinner includes garden fresh salad, spaghetti with meat or vegetarian sauce, garlic bread, dessert, coffee, tea and cold beverages. Raffle prizes and a silent auction will entertain during dinner. All are welcome regardless of age. Tickets are $15 for general public, $10 Seniors In Action members, and $5 for children 8 and under. Come dine with us at the Pacifica Community Center on October 20 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm. Every penny donated supports Pacifica Senior Services! Click here for more information or purchase dinner tickets here.

  • Final Draft Local Coastal Plan (LCP) Policies related to Sea Level Rise Adaptation The Final Draft LCP Policies are scheduled to be brought before the Planning Commission on Monday, November 19th and the City Council on Monday, December 10th. Both of these meetings will occur in the Council Chambers (2212 Beach Blvd, Pacifica). For more information, please visit www.cityofpacifica.org/SeaLevelRise.

  • Congratulations to Paul Jones Recognized with Open Space Preservation Award 2018 - At its meeting on October 8, the Pacifica City Council recognized Paul Jones with a Proclamation recognizing him as the recipient of the 2018 Open Space Preservation Award as selected by the City of Pacifica's Open Space and Parkland Advisory Committee.

  • San Mateo County Historical Association Annual Meeting October 18 – Supervisors Carole Groom and Don Horsley will speak at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the San Mateo County Historical Association on Thursday, October 18. They will discuss the Ohlone-Portola Heritage Trail and the committee exploring the best ways to design and interpret Portola’s path to the discovery of San Francisco Bay and the history of the Ohlone people whose way of life was changed dramatically by the coming of the Spanish. Activities of the Historical Association and recognition of volunteers will also be discussed. See the Event Flyer for more information.

  • Airport Noise Town Hall with Congresswoman Jackie Speier October 23 - Congresswoman Jackie Speier invites interested constituents to her Airport Noise Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, October 23 from 7:00pm – 8:30pm at Skyline College. Along with the Congresswoman, a panel of aviation and airplane noise specialists will speak. There will be time for constituents to share their comments and experiences. Seating is limited; constituents will need to complete a free online registration.

  • Congresswoman Jackie Speier to Speak on Panel on Domestic Violence and Women's Empowerment - The Commonwealth Club will be hosting a panel on Domestic Violence and Women’s Empowerment on Monday October 22 at 6:30pm. Free tickets are being offered to encourage local women to take part in this important discussion. Rep. Jackie Speier will be joined by Former SF Police Commission President Suzy Loftus.Free tickets are located here and a link to the Facebook event can be found here.

  • Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Event - Have garden chemicals, leftover paint, propane tanks, cleaning products or other hazardous waste? Make an appointment for Saturday, October 20 to dispose of household hazardous waste. See the Event Flyer for details or visit smchealth.org/hhw for more information.
Press Releases
Save The Date
  • October 13 - Linda Mar Fire Station Open House 10:00am - 2:00pm at Linda Mar Fire Station. See the Event Flyer for more information.

  • October 13 - Aquatic Pumpkin Patch 3:30 - 5:30pm at Jean Brink Pool. See the Event Flyer or City News section above for more information.

  • October 15 - Planning Commission Meeting 7:00pm at City Council Chambers, 2212 Beach Blvd. See the Agenda for more information.

  • October 18 - San Mateo County Historical Association Annual Meeting 5:00pm reception, 6:00pm meeting. See the Event 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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