Highlights: Keep Pacifica Beautiful Project Sponsors, Committee / Commission Recruitments, Art Showcases in Pacifica
Connect With Pacifica This Week

As I have been getting to know our residents, business owners and community groups since arriving in Pacifica, it comes through strongly that Pacificans share a deep appreciation for the natural beauty of Pacifica. It is also clear that Pacificans are committed to keeping Pacifica beautiful and undertaking projects that enhance beauty in our neighborhoods. Did you know that the City of Pacifica has a Beautification Task Force Plan and a Beautification Advisory Committee that is dedicated to carrying out this plan with an overall community beautification objective? You can get involved by applying for a position on the Beautification Advisory Committee (BAC) (click here for Recruitment Notice ), sponsoring a Keep Pacifica Beautiful project or attending a BAC meeting. Find more information on these opportunities below. Thank you to the individuals, businesses and community organizations that have sponsored completed beautification projects with the BAC. You will see the fruits of some of that labor in the photos below.

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

City Manager

Thank You to Sponsors of "Keep Pacifica Beautiful" Projects
Crespi Parking Lot planter box
Crespi Parking Lot (Pacifica Community Center) planter box, sponsored by the Pacifica Garden Club
Greenhouse behind LM Fire Station
Greenhouse behind Linda Mar fire station, sponsored by Eagle Scout Dustin Hatlen
Grace McCarthy Overlook landscaping
Grace McCarthy Overlook landscaping (Sharp Park Road), sponsored by the Rotary Club
City News
  • 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.

  • Apply Now for the Beautification Advisory Committee - The City is recruiting citizens to fill two expiring terms on the Beautification Advisory Committee. Applications are due February 16. See the Recruitment Notice for Beautification Advisory Committee. Applications are available here. Return application to Pacifica City Clerk Kathy O'Connell, 170 Santa Maria Ave., Pacifica, CA 94044-2506.

  • Planning Commission Recruitment Underway - Due to two terms expiring on the Planning Commission (March 2018), the City is now seeking applicants to serve on the Planning Commission. See the Recruitment Notice for more information. Application deadline is February 16. Applications are available here. Return application to Pacifica City Clerk Kathy O'Connell, 170 Santa Maria Ave., Pacifica, CA 94044-2506.

  • Sea Level Rise Public Workshop Feb. 13 - The City of Pacifica currently experiences coastal erosion, flooding and severe storms along its six mile shoreline that over the years has damaged public and private property. The City is preparing a sea level rise Adaptation Plan that will establish policies to assist property owners (public and private) in planning for and addressing vulnerabilities to sea level rise and promote community resiliency. Public involvement is a crucial part of the process and the City has planned numerous ways for the public to be involved! A public workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, February 13th at 6:00 pm in the City Council Chambers located at 2212 Beach Blvd. More information is available at www.cityofpacifica.org/SeaLevelRise.

  • Speak Up About Critical Transportation Needs at a Town Hall Meeting Feb. 1st - Traffic? Potholes? Bike Paths? Tell us YOUR transportation funding priorities by taking a short survey at www.GetUsMovingSMC.com to voice what you think are the County’s critical transportation needs. Get Us Moving is a collaborative effort between the City of Pacifica, SamTrans, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, and partner agencies and groups to develop a San Mateo County Transportation Funding Plan.

  • 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 Form for more information and selection criteria. Application deadline is February 9, 2018.
Showcasing Art in Pacifica
Sanchez Art Center Gallery Walk & Party on February 2
The Sanchez Art Center Board of Directors hosts a gallery walk and party on February 2 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm featuring Sanchez Studio Artists in their Earth Matters exhibition. This event is free and open to the public.

Boys & Girls Club Art Showcase February 2
This exhibition on Friday, February 2 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm at the Boys & Girls Club on Yosemite Drive features Boys & Girls Club Member artwork that include photography, painting, dance, music, and more. Snacks & drinks provided.

Coastal Creativity Art Show for Teens by Teens - Call for Entries
City of Pacifica Youth Advisory Board invites art submissions in photography, abstract, realism & sculpture from teens ages 12 - 18 for the Coastal Creativity Pacifica Art Showcase. Registration deadline is February 26 . Art Show will be held on March 2 to showcase our teen artists' work.

Press Releases
Save The Date
  • Feb. 2 - Boys & Girls Club Art Showcase 4:00pm - 7:00pm at Boys & Girls Club, 955 Yosemite Dr., Pacifica. FREE. See the Event Flyer for more information.

  • Feb. 2 - Sanchez Art Center Earth Matters Exhibition Gallery Walk 6:30pm at Sanchez Art Center, 1220-B Linda Mar Blvd.,Pacifica. FREE. See the Event Flyer for more information.

  • Feb. 3 - Spelling Bee (Grades 1st - 5th) at the Pacifica Community Center from 10:00am - 2:00pm. See the Event Flyer or City News section above for more information.

  • Feb. 5 - Planning Commission Meeting 7:00pm at City Council Chambers, 2212 Beach Blvd. See the Agenda for more information.

  • Feb. 7 - Beautification Advisory Committee Meeting 6:30pm at Pacifica Police Department, 2075 Coast Highway, Pacifica.

  • Feb. 7 - SFO Roundtable Meeting 7:00pm at Millbrae City Hall, 450 Poplar Ave., Millbrae. See the Agenda for more information.

  • Feb. 9 - Scholarship application deadline for $500 scholarship offered by Youth Advisory Board to a graduating high school senior. See City News section above for more information and an application.

  • Feb. 13 - Public Workshop on Sea Level Rise 6:00pm at City Council Chambers, 2212 Beach Blvd. See City News Section above or www.cityofpacifica.org/SeaLevelRise 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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