Highlights: InSync Traffic Control System, Keep Pacifica Beautiful, Health & Wellness Fair, Youth Advisory Board Scholarship
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As we kick off the New Year, I hope that recent technology improvements at two intersections in Pacifica along Highway 1 will help keep traffic moving a bit more smoothly for you. Newly installed InSync Adaptive Traffic Control System cameras at the intersections of Highway 1/ Reina Del Mar and Highway 1/ Fassler Avenue are designed to provide an intelligent transportation system that enables traffic signals to adapt to actual traffic demand. The system has two main hardware components, the video cameras and the processor, sometimes referred to as "the eyes" and "the brain" of the system, respectively. The mounted video cameras count the exact number of cars demanding service at the intersection and how long they’ve been waiting, while the processor facilitates the changing of the traffic signal lights. The timing on when the lights change is prioritized based on the length of traffic queue and how long the vehicles have been delayed. This dynamic way of determining when the light should change enables the traffic signals to use green time efficiently. The City will be evaluating the effectiveness of the system during its initial operation. Let us know if you observe any improvements yourself by dropping an e-mail to CMOffice@ci.pacifica.ca.us.
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Keep Pacifica Beautiful: Call for Project Sponsors - Interested in giving back to the community in the new year? Individuals, businesses or community organizations interested in sponsoring a Keep Pacifica Beautiful project can contact the Beautification Advisory Committee (BAC) by calling the Public Works Department at 650-738-3767. The BAC will work with sponsors to select, design and develop a beautification project in the community. For details, visit the BAC page on the City’s website or attend a BAC meeting on the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm in the Police Department’s EOC conference room at 2075 Coast Highway. The next BAC meeting is scheduled for February 7th.
Boys & Girls Club Health and Wellness Fair on Jan. 19 - The public is invited to the Boys & Girls Club from 4:00pm – 7:00pm at 955 Yosemite Dr., Pacifica for a FREE Health & Wellness Fair. This event offers FREE health screenings, food, sports, arts & crafts and more. Stop by the Pacifica Police booth during this event. See the Event Flyer for more information.
Youth Advisory Board Community Service Scholarship - The City of Pacifica Youth Advisory Board offers a $500 scholarship to graduating high school seniors who reside in Pacifica and demonstrate exemplary leadership and a history of community service. One scholarship will be awarded. See the Scholarship Application Formfor more information and selection criteria. Application deadline is February 9, 2018.
Princess Dance - January 13 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm at the Pacifica Community Center. Tickets are $35 per couple (add $10 for an additional child) and can be purchased online or by calling 650-738-7381. See the Event Flyer for more information.
Spelling Bee for Grades 1st – 5th - February 3 from 10:00am - 2:00pm at the Pacifica Community Center. Register online today for $10. Spectator fee is $5 per person at the door. See the Event Flyer for more information.
Jan. 7 - Application deadline for Recreation Leader job posting. See job posting for details.
Jan. 8 - City Council Meeting 7:00pm at City Council Chambers, 2212 Beach Blvd.See the Full Agenda for more information.
Jan. 9 - Economic Development Committee Meeting 6:00pm at Pacifica Police Department, 2075 Coast Highway, Pacifica. See the Agenda for more information.
Jan. 10 - Library Advisory Committee Meeting 6:30pm at Sharp Park Library, 104 Hilton Way, Pacifica. See the Agenda for more information.
Jan. 13 - Princess Dance at the Pacifica Community Center 5:00pm.See the Event Flyer for more information.
Jan. 15 - City Offices closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Jan. 19 - Boys & Girls Club Health & Wellness Fair at 955 Yosemite Drive. 4:00pm. See the Event Flyer for more information.
Upcoming City Meetings – For information about upcoming City meetings, visit the City of Pacifica website atwww.cityofpacifica.organd check the Calendar for City Council Meetings and Other City Meetings at the bottom of the page.