Highlights: PG&E Work Along W. Manor, Quarry Questions, Police Chief Reflects On First Year
Connect With Pacifica This Week

In early 2015, I was invited by the Pacifica Tribune to begin writing regular columns for the paper.  I agreed and since then, the topics have included describing what a City Manager does, launching new community engagement strategies, explaining the City Council’s goal-setting and work plan development process, and most recently, how we responded to the storm emergency, and are responding to sea level rise and climate change.

Occasionally I have asked a member of my staff to write about a particular topic.  Last year the Planning Director wrote about the General Plan Update and the Economic Development Manager about how retail works.

The Police Chief has also written a few columns on topics such as crime statistics and graduation safety; this month he wrote the one provided below (in the City News section).  This particular column offers his reflections on his first year in the job.  I encourage you to read it.  I think it will give you some insight into Chief Steidle’s leadership approach, and how and why our Police Department functions so well.

The Tribune columns are posted online here: City Manager's Tribune Submissions

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

City Manager

City News
  • PG&E To Replace Gas Main on W. Manor Dr. Beginning Nov. 6 - PG&E will be replacing a gas distribution main along West Manor Drive and on Esplanade Ave., including reconnection of customers’ services. Work is scheduled to begin this coming Sunday night (November 6). The work will require excavations in the intersection with Palmetto Avenue (in front of Walgreens) and on Esplanade, and will involve trucks and equipment on West Manor and Esplanade. PG&E’s contractor will be performing at least some of the work at night to minimize traffic impact and impact on merchants.The gas main replacement is expected to take only about a week, but reconnection of services and pavement restoration may extend until just before Thanksgiving. For more information, check out the News & Events page on our website.
  • Quarry Initiative Questions Before Election Day on Nov. 8? – The City of Pacifica prepared an informational report on the impacts of the Quarry Initiative. This “9212 Report” included responses to 385 questions that were submitted by the public. Check out the answers plus more information about the potential impacts of development on the site, by clicking here: 9212 Report
  • From the Chief of Police: The First Year - Looking Back The City of Pacifica contributes a monthly column to the Pacifica Tribune to connect with local residents and keep Pacificans informed on issues that are of current interest in the City of Pacifica. The contribution for the November 2, 2016 edition of the Pacifica Tribune comes from Chief of Police Daniel Steidle, reflecting on goals, areas of focus and experience during the first year after being appointed to the position. Click here for a copy of column posted on the City of Pacifica website.

  • Annual Portola Discovery Site Hike This Saturday – Join us on Saturday, November 5 for the 247th Anniversary Celebration of the European Discovery of San Francisco Bay by Gaspar de Portola. This event is co-sponsored by City of Pacifica Parks, Beaches and Recreation Department, Pacifica Historical Society and GGNRA and begins with a video presentation at 10:00 am at the Pacifica Community Center, followed by a 3-mile round trip hike starting at 11:00 am at  Sweeney Ridge trailhead at the far east end of Fassler Ave. See the Portola Discovery Site Hike flyer for more information.
  • Looking for an interesting volunteer opportunity? Apply to serve on a City advisory group! - Openings currently exist on the Illegal Fireworks Task Force and the Library Advisory Committee. Deadline for application has been extended to Nov. 18. See the Recruitment Notice for Illegal Fireworks Task Force and Recruitment Notice for Library Advisory Committee for more information. Application available here. Return application to Pacifica City Clerk Kathy O'Connell, 170 Santa Maria Ave., Pacifica, CA 94044-2506.
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Dungeness Crab
Pier To Open Early for Crab Season
Due to the popularity of crabbing from our  Pacifica Municipal Pier , we will be opening the pier at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, November 5th pending weather conditions.
Save The Date
  • Nov. 5 - Crab Season Opens

  • Nov. 5 Portola Discovery Site Hike - See the Portola Discovery Site Hike flyer and City News section above for more information.

  • Nov. 6 - Daylight Saving Time Ends - On Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016, 2:00:00 AM clocks are turned backward 1 hour to 1:00:00 AM local standard time.

  • Nov. 11 Veteran's Day Holiday- City Offices will be closed on Friday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veteran's Day. 

  • 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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