Highlights: Holiday Extravaganza, Rockaway Tree Lighting, Devil's Slide Tunnel Closure
Connect With Pacifica This Week

Since the election, there have been some questions raised about the library bond measure and the City’s library planning efforts.  For answers to some specific questions we have received please click this link: For The Record webpage

While it’s true that the library bond measure failed to pass—it garnered 54% in “yes” votes but failed to get the required 2/3 needed to pass—the City’s library planning efforts continue.

We want to hear from the community regarding the library and are preparing a survey to gather your feedback.  More information about this effort will follow in next week’s Connect with Pacifica.

On a different topic, if you are planning to attend the Rockaway Tree Lighting event on Sunday, Dec. 4, please stop by the City’s information booth and say hello!

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

City Manager

City News
  • Devil's Slide Tunnels To Be Closed Overnight Dec. 9 - Caltrans will be conducting its 3rd annual mandatory emergency response drill at the State Route 1 (SR-1) Tom Lantos (Devil's Slide) Tunnels. The exercise will result in closure of all northbound and southbound lanes through the tunnels beginning Friday, December 9 at 10:00 pm and is scheduled to conclude Saturday, December 10 at 4:00 am. See the Caltrans Traffic Advisory Notice for more information, including detour routes.
  • Wet Weather Equalization Basin Project Public Meeting Dec. 15 - The Wet Weather Equalization Basin Project ("Project") is a 2.1 million gallon underground holding tank to be used during a storm event to prevent sanitary sewer overflow in the lower Linda Mar area. The Project is proposed to be located at the rear parking lot of the Skate Park. Get the update on the Project's design and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) process during this Public Meeting which will be held at the Pacifica Community Center auditorium located at 540 Crespi Drive from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. See this Fact Sheet for more information about the Equalization Basin Project and upcoming meetings.

  • City Seeks Citizens to Serve on Illegal Fireworks Task Force - The deadline for applications for the Illegal Fireworks Task Force has been extended to Dec. 9 See the Recruitment Notice for Illegal Fireworks Task Force. The goals of the task force are to develop effective enforcement strategies to address illegal fireworks and develop public outreach strategies to educate and deter people from possessing and using illegal fireworks. We are looking for 6 community members to serve with representatives from designated groups. Application available here. Return application to Pacifica City Clerk Kathy O'Connell, 170 Santa Maria Ave., Pacifica, CA 94044-2506.
Holiday Extravaganza - A Weekend of Holiday Fun at the Community Center!
The City of Pacifica hosts THREE AMAZING EVENTS in its Holiday Extravaganza. (Click the image above for a full view.)

Holiday Lighting, Friday, December 2nd, at 5:30 pm  featuring a School Chorus, refreshments and a visit from Santa! This annual tradition has continued since the 1990s. Pacifica’s Poet Laureate, Dorsetta Hale, will also be reading a poem.

Santa’s Workshop, Saturday, Dec. 3rd, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. $5 cash or check at the door — kids get to make a gingerbread house from scratch (no kits!) and using real frosting. Also, kids can do a holiday craft and visit with Santa!

Elf Market, Friday, December 2nd, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Saturday, Dec. 3rd, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Pacifica’s very own unique craft fair! Shop for holiday gifts handcrafted by local artists and community organizations with over 50+ vendors.

Plus, the fun continues on Sunday, December 4th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm with the  6th Annual Rockaway Tree Lighting Festival. Stop by the City of Pacifica booth to say "hi" while enjoying local shops, vendor booths, food trucks, pony rides, visits with Santa and more. Click here for more information about the event.

More Parks, Beaches & Recreation Special Events
Press Releases
  • Recent City of Pacifica and Pacifica Police Department press releases are available on the City of Pacifica website under City Government - Media.

Link to Additional Press Releases

Save The Date
  • Dec. 2 - 3 Holiday Extravaganza at Pacifica Community Center. See details in the City News section above.

  • Dec. 4 - Rockaway Tree Lighting FestivalSee details in the City News section above.

  • Dec. 9 - Overnight Closure of Devil's Slide Tunnels beginning 10:00 pm.

  • Dec. 12 - City Council Meeting at 7:00 pm, 2212 Beach Blvd.

  • Dec. 15Wet Weather Equalization Basin Project Public Meeting at 6:30 pm, Pacifica Community Center, 540 Crespi Drive.
  • 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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