Highlights: Mapping the Future of Elections in Pacifica, Draft Local Coastal Plan Policies, Hwy 1 Nighttime Closure Nov. 13 - 14, Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan Pop-Up at Farmers Market
Connect With Pacifica This Week
Greetings!

Please take a quick minute to review the list below of important City information and meeting announcements. A few highlights include: (1) The third public meeting regarding the City’s consideration of moving to City Council elections by district is scheduled for Saturday, 11/17, and will present and review the draft districting maps that have been developed; (2) The City staff report and draft sea level rise adaptation policies for Planning Commission review and input at their 11/19 meeting have been posted, including responses to public comments; and (3) There will be a Pop-up Event to receive input on the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan study, which is just getting underway.

I hope you have a safe and healthy Veterans Day weekend, and also take a moment to reflect on the service of our veterans, as well as the safety of victims and first-responders across the state who are once again battling tragic wildfires.

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

Sincerely,
KEVIN WOODHOUSE
City Manager

City News
  • Full Nighttime Closure of Highway 1 Between Clarendon and Paloma for Construction of Pedestrian Overcrossing November 13 - 14 - Caltrans has scheduled overnight closures of northbound and southbound Highway 1 in Pacifica between Clarendon Road and Paloma Avenue on Tuesday, November 13 and Wednesday, November 14 to allow work crews to adjust temporary support structures at the San Jose Avenue pedestrian overcrossing. See the Caltrans Traffic Advisory for hours of closure and detour routes

  • Availability of Draft Maps to Consider for November 17 Special Meeting to Consider Transition to District-Based Elections in Pacifica - 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. The next public hearing on the districting process and discussion of draft maps will be held on Saturday, November 17 at 10:00am at City Council Chambers, 2212 Beach Boulevard. Draft maps for consideration at this special meeting are now available for public review at http://drawpacifica.org/draft-maps/ Share your thoughts with us about which maps you like or dislike! You can even draw your own revisions to any of the posted Draft Maps and share with us. Future revisions can include revisions aimed at addressing concerns raised by residents. Please send any questions you may have, or any map suggestion(s) you wish to make, to Pacifica@NDCresearch.com. You can also contact the City Clerk’s office by email to coffeys@ci.pacifica.ca.us.

  • Draft Local Coastal Plan (LCP) Policies related to Sea Level Rise Adaptation - Pacifica's Draft LCP Policies (November 2018) have been posted to the sea level rise webpage. The Planning Commission will provide input on the Draft LCP Policies on November 19 (6:00pm at the Pacifica Council Chambers). A link to the staff report is available here. For more information, please visit www.cityofpacifica.org/SeaLevelRise.

  • Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan Outreach at Rockaway Beach Farmer’s Market - The Pacifica Public Works Department is updating the City’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan and would like to hear input from local residents. The project team will host an info booth at the Pacifica Farmer’s Market on Wednesday, November 14 from 2:30-6pm at Rockaway Beach. All residents are invited to share their thoughts on biking and walking in Pacifica, especially regarding safety, comfort, and access, while picking up fresh weekly produce at the market. 

  • Pacifica Police Offer Active Shooter Response Class to the Public on November 15 - 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 in this class offered on Thursday, November 15 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm at the Pacifica Police Station. For more information and to register click here.

  • Sign up for SMC Alert to Stay Alert and Be Prepared - The recent wildfires are a reminder of the importance of staying alert to being informed and prepared for emergencies. SMC ALERT is the primary method of communication the San Mateo County Office of Emergency Services (OES) and its public safety partners use to contact San Mateo County residents during emergencies and critical incidents to ensure timely, accurate information is provided that allows people to be informed and prepared. 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. SMC ALERT is also the primary means of communication by OES, the Pacifica Police Department, Fire, and Emergency Medical Services, to alert people to safe evacuation routes and centers, community points of distribution, major traffic events and any life threatening circumstance. To learn more or to register go to www.smcalert.info or text your your zip code to 888777.

  • Parents Night Out November 10 - Need to do some shopping or just need a little rest and relaxation without the kids? While you enjoy an evening out or in, your child(ren) will have dinner, play games, make arts & crafts, and see a movie. Sign up now for Parents Night Out happening this Saturday! Click here to sign up or for more information.

  • Curb Appeal Comes to Palmetto - The Beautification Advisory Committee is coordinating the planting of Palmetto Avenue as part of the City’s Palmetto Avenue Streetscape project this Saturday, November 10 from 10:00am to 1pm along Palmetto Avenue. See the Event Flyer for more information. Community organizations, businesses and individuals have adopted curbs cut-outs along Palmetto and will be planting the corner landscape areas on Palmetto Avenue from Clarendon to Paloma Ave. Sponsors will be prepping the soil with compost, planting a variety of drought tolerant, low maintenance plants and installing drip irrigation connected to the recycled water system installed along the street. Sponsors have agreed to maintain the landscape areas during the next two years. While the sponsors are planting the curbs, the Sanchez Art Center will be hosting a “Garden Stake Planting Party” at the corner of Palmetto and Montecito between 10am and 1:00pm. The community is invited to create painted garden stakes that will “planted” throughout the landscaped areas along Palmetto. Join in the fun of beautifying Palmetto Avenue. Sponsors participating in the Palmetto Streetscape project include Rotary Club of Pacifica, resident David Leal, Recology of the Coast, Pacifica Library Foundation, Friends of the Library, Reflection Hair Salon, Pacifica Lions Club, Fog Fest Organizing Group, Pacifica Environmental Family, Pacifica Historical Society, Pacifica Resource Center and Dial Glass and Window Company. Members of the Beautification Advisory Committee and the Department of Public of Works will be on hand to assist groups with the landscaping project. There are still landscape spots available for adoption. Community organizations, business and individuals interested in being a part Phase 2 of the Palmetto Streetscape are urged to contact the Beautification Advisory Committee by calling the Public Works Department at 650-738-3767.
Press Releases
Save The Date
  • Nov. 10 - Garden Stake Planting Party 10:00am - 1:00pm at the corner of Palmetto Ave. and Montecito Blvd. in Pacifica, hosted by the Sanchez Art Center during the Palmetto Streetscape Planting Day. See the City News section above for more information.

  • Nov. 12 - City Hall / Offices closed in observance of Veterans' Day

  • Nov. 13 - City Council Meeting 7:00pm at City Council Chambers, 2212 Beach Blvd. See the Agenda for more information. (Note: The next regular City Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 13 due to Veterans' Day Holiday.)


  • Nov. 14 - Library Advisory Committee Meeting 6:30pm at Sanchez Library, 1111 Terra Nova Blvd., Pacifica. See the Agenda for more information.

  • Nov. 17 - Special City Council Meeting 10:00am at City Council Chambers, 2212 Beach Blvd. to hold a Public Hearing regarding the California Voting Rights Act and to discuss draft maps of potential voting districts and proposed election sequencing for district-based election systems for Pacifica. See the Public Hearing Notice and City News section above 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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