Highlights: Interim City Manager Introduced, City Council Actions on Palmetto Streetscape Project and Pacifica Library Project, Tsunami Preparedness Week
Connect With Pacifica This Week
Greetings!

It’s been a time for introductions in the past few days.  I have already met a number of Pacifica residents, so I’d like to introduce myself to all of you.  I am Keith Breskin, and the City Council recently offered me the opportunity to serve as your Interim City Manager.  Lorie Tinfow, who has served as City Manager since 2013, has accepted a similar position with another community.  I am grateful for the opportunity that the City Council has provided me and have already discovered that Lorie left the organization in excellent shape for her successor.  Pacifica is blessed with a very high quality and dedicated staff that is obviously strongly committed to serving your community.

Over the next months, I will be dedicated to serving the City diligently with the dedication shared by your elected officials and professional staff.  This is a unique time in Pacifica – a number of important issues will be coming up soon.  I trust that my experience as a past City Manager serving cities with similar issues as Pacifica -- that also are comparable in size, staffing levels, budgets and quality of life – is a strong foundation to serving the City well during my tenure.  My door is open.  Please feel free to stop by and say hello.  We are here to serve you.  The better we know each other is a benefit to all of us.  I look forward to meeting you.

Best,
KEITH BRESKIN
Interim City Manager

ConnectWithPacifica@ci.pacifica.ca.us
City News
  • City Council Approves Phase 1 Palmetto Streetscape Funding and Construction Contracts  At its March 27, 2017 meeting, the City Council approved the appropriation of $1 million and award of the construction contract for the Palmetto Streetscape Project – Phase 1 to Golden Bay Construction, Inc., paving the way to begin construction on the long-anticipated Palmetto Streetscape project in coming months. The Council also approved construction management and inspection services for this project with 4Leaf, Inc.

    The City expects to begin physical construction of the streetscape project in May, 2017. Construction is anticipated to be completed in Summer 2018.

    Improvements include corner bulbs, planter areas, LED street lights, Class II bike lanes, ADA ramps, and new crosswalks.  

    Future phases include history markers, banners, benches, signage, public art, and arches at Palmetto entrance. The timing of future phases is dependent on funding. 

    More details on the staff’s recommendations regarding the Palmetto Streetscape Project Phase I, which were approved by City Council, can be found in the Agenda Report. For updates and more information on the Palmetto Streetscape Project, visit the project webpage here.

  • City Council Direction on Library Project – On March 27th, the City Council provided direction to staff regarding planning for new library facilities which is priority #6 on the City Council adopted Work Plan. In summary, staff and the Library Advisory Committee were directed to:

    • Study options for a dual facility service model, keeping a location at the south end of town.
    • Develop a comprehensive public outreach strategy that engages and responds to the community. 
    • Revisit the planned library site location in Sharp Park.

    The Library Advisory Committee’s next regular meeting is April 12 at 6:30pm, in City Council Chambers, 2212 Beach Blvd. See the Library Advisory Committee webpage for more information.

  • Retail Seminar Series Continues with Part 3 on April 6The final session of the 3-part series of retail seminars will be held at the Pacifica Coastside Museum on April 6 at 6:30pm, with a focus on visual merchandising an marketing strategies. See the flyer below for more details.
     
      Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. - Retail 103: Visual Merchandising & Marketing Strategies

    All sessions are presented by Paula Mattisonsierra from the San Mateo Small Business Development Center and held at the Pacifica Coastside Museum, 1850 Francisco Blvd., Pacifica. There is no cost, but registration is required by calling 650-574-6460.

  • What Shakes, Rattles, Rolls and at the same time disturbing people and pets? - EARTHQUAKES! April is Earthquake Preparedness Month. Are you prepared? Visit the Emergency Preparedness & Safety Commission webpage for useful links and register for an upcoming class on Earthquake Preparedness on April 25 here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/copy-of-earthquake-preparedness-class-tickets-32924739783

J-Teen Dance Glow Party at Community Center April 7th

Don't miss our first "Glow in the Dark" themed J-Teen Dance! Wear white to glow. 

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Pacifica Community Center, 540 Crespi Drive, Pacifica

Monthly J-Teen Dances are held during the school year for students in Grades 6 - 8.

Tickets $8 in advance or $10 at the door, subject to availability. Tickets sold at local schools or the Main Parks, Beaches & Recreation Office at 1810 Francisco Blvd. Contact Michael Moran at 738-7376 or moranm@ci.pacifica.ca.us for more information.

See the J-Teen Dance Flyer for additional dates, themes and information. 

J-Teen Dance 4-7-17
Press Releases

Save The Date

  • Apr. 3 - Planning Commission Meeting - CANCELLED. The regularly scheduled meeting of the Planning Commission of April 3, 2017 has been CANCELLED.
  • Apr. 5 - SFO Roundtable Meeting - The next regular meeting of the SFO Airport / Community Roundtable will be held Wedneday, April 5 at 7:00pm at Millbrae City Hall, 450 Poplar Ave., Millbrae, CA 94030. See the Agenda for more information.

  • Apr. 6 - Retail 103 Session 6:30pm at Pacifica Coastside Museum, 1850 Francisco Blvd. See the Retail 103: Visual Merchandising & Marketing Strategies flyer for more information.

  • Apr. 7 - J-Teen Glow-in-the-Dark Dance at 7:00pm - See the City News section above for more information.

  • Apr. 15 - Deadline for Nominations for 2017 Preservation Award - The Pacifica Open Space and Parkland Advisory Committee (OSPAC) is soliciting names of candidates to receive the 2017 Preservation Award. This award is granted in recognition of individuals and organizations that have made an outstanding contribution towards the preservation of open space in the City of Pacifica. All submissions for consideration should be written, explaining the reasons why the nominee should be the recipient of this award. Submissions should be either emailed to Tina Wehrmeister at wehrmeistert@ci.pacifica.ca.us, or U.S. mailed to:  OSPAC, c/o Tina Wehrmeister, Planning Director, 1800 Francisco Blvd., Pacifica CA  94044.  The deadline for submissions is April 15.

  •  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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