Highlights: SMC Alert, Linda Mar Fire Station Open House, Business Seminar Series, Spaghetti Feed
Connect With Pacifica This Week

Research, meetings, listening, learning; more research, more meetings, more listening, and more learning – that repeated routine pretty well summarizes my first week as City Manager of Pacifica as I immerse myself in getting to know the City Council, Staff, City Commissioners/Committee Members, the Community, and all of the major projects, programs, and services the City of Pacifica is committed to delivering. I would like to thank everyone for a warm welcome to Pacifica (and the days have literally been sunny and warm mostly!). I will personally thank you as we meet. I spent most of Saturday, September 23rd at Fog Fest, meeting many community members at the City booth. That was a great way to be introduced to Pacifica. I look forward to other upcoming events in the community, many which are noted in this “ Connect With Pacifica .” 

There are numerous high-priority projects and issues currently underway in Pacifica. While I am listening and learning during my initial weeks and months, I will also be bringing my 27 years of local government experience to the table to lead the organization in its implementation of the City Council’s direction on these projects and issues. 

This week the fire disasters impacting the North Bay communities are on the forefront of everyone’s hearts and minds. The City of Pacifica is doing its part to assist through regional mutual aid systems. The North County Fire Authority has deployed three engine companies and four chief officers for firefighting assistance. The Pacifica Police Department has been deploying two officers for each 12 hour operational period around the clock, assisting with evacuations, posted road closures, and other service calls. Our aid will continue through the weekend, and potentially beyond. Concerning regional air quality and health, please pay attention to conditions through the EPA’s resource:  www.airnow.gov

I look forward to providing more updates in the future through the weekly “ Connect With Pacifica .” And thank you for taking your time to make this connection!

City Manager

City News
  • Sign up for SMC Alert - 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. More than 50,000 residents of San Mateo County are already registered with SMC Alert. To learn more or to register go to www.SMCAlert.info

  • Linda Mar Fire Station Open House on Saturday, October 14 Offers Demonstrations and Activities for All to Enjoy - Visit the Linda Mar Fire Station between 10:00am and 2:00pm to see firefighter demonstrations, specialized equipment and participate in activities for both kids and adults. Meet your local firefighters. See the Event Flyer for more information.

  • Business Seminar Series Offered in Pacifica October / November - A FREE retail business seminar series is being offered in Pacifica for merchants and anyone who may be interested in the topics. The Small Business Development Center is providing this free service in cooperation with the Pacifica Chamber of Commerce, the City of Pacifica and U.S. Bank. The seminars are funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration and will be held at the U.S. Bank, 1655 Oceana Blvd., Pacifica. There is no cost, but registration is required. The first was held this past Thursday, but there are three more scheduled to come. Attend one or all! See the links to the flyers below for more information and registration details. New and existing businesses are encouraged to attend.
  • Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. - Website Best Practices for Businesses
  • Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. - Starting a Home-Based Business
  • Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. - Business Planning Panel Discussion

  • Coffee with Assembly Speaker pro Tempore Kevin Mullin at "The Little Brown Church" on Oct. 27 - Drop by the Pacifica Coastside Museum (aka "Little Brown Church") at 1850 Francisco Blvd. on Friday, October 27 between 8:00am - 9:30am to visit and discuss state and legislative issues that affect our community. See the Event Flyer for more information. (Please note that high-heeled shoes are not recommended due to the antique hardwood flooring at this venue.)

  • Interested in going solar or buying an electric vehicle? Attend the Bay Area SunShares Workshop on October 17 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the San Mateo Public Library to learn about a limited-time, group-buy program that helps Bay Area residents get discounted pricing on home solar arrays and electric vehicles. Please use this link to REGISTER or obtain more information.

  • Pacifica Library Project - Share Your Thoughts in Our Online Survey - The City would like to hear community input on system strategy (consideration of a 1- or 2-library model to serve our community) and potential site options for a new library. Take our quick survey here. To learn more about the New Pacifica Library project see the project webpage here: http://www.cityofpacifica.org/library-project or attend the next Open House / Workshop to be held Nov. 2 at the Pacifica Community Center. Click here for the event flyer.

  • Pacifica Is Turning 60! - November 22, 2017 will mark the 60th Anniversary of incorporation for the City of Pacifica. There are several events planned to commemorate and celebrate this milestone on November 18 and 19, 2017. Click here for more information. As part of the festivities, a City Open House will be held Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 11:00am - 3:00pm at the Pacifica Community Center. City departments as well as Pacifica non-profits and local organizations will participate by hosting tables with information on their organizations. Contact us at 650-738-7381 if your group is interested in participating in the Open House.
Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser on October 21
to Benefit Pacifica Senior Services
Each October the Pacifica Community Center auditorium is transformed into our own little Italy for a real Italian feast to support Pacifica Senior Services. Dinner includes garden fresh salad, spaghetti with meat or vegetarian sauce, garlic bread, dessert, coffee, tea and cold beverages. Raffle prize winners are announced every 30 minutes as guests bid on incredible silent auction gift baskets. All are welcome regardless of age. Ticket are $15 for general public, $10 Seniors In Action members, and $5 for children 8 and under. Come dine with us at the Pacifica Community Center on October 21 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm. Every penny donated supports Pacifica Senior Services! Click here for more information.

Press Releases

Save The Date

  • Oct. 14 - Fire Station Open House at Linda Mar Fire Station 10:00am - 2:00pm. See the Event Flyer for more information.
  • Oct. 16 - Planning Commission Meeting 7:00pm at City Council Chambers, 2212 Beach Blvd. See the Full Agenda for more information.

  • Oct. 19 - Website Best Practices for Businesses seminar 6:30pm at U.S. Bank, 1655 Oceana Blvd. See the Event Flyer for more information. See the City News section above for more business seminar opportunities.

  • Oct. 21 - Spaghetti Feed at Pacifica Community Center 4:00pm - 7:00pm. Click here for tickets and more information.

  • Oct. 23 - 31 - Red Ribbon Week. See Press Release for more information.

  • Oct. 26 - Starting a Home-Based Business seminar 6:30pm at U.S. Bank, 1655 Oceana Blvd. See the Event Flyer for more information. See the City News section above for more business seminar opportunities.

  • Oct. 27 - Coffee with Kevin 8:00am - 9:30am at Pacifica Coastside Museum, 1850 Francisco Blvd. Join the Assembly Speaker pro Tempore to discuss state and legislative issues. FREE. See 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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