Highlights: Sea Level Rise Public Workshop, Committee / Commission Recruitments, Tsunami Preparedness
Connect With Pacifica This Week

Public participation and input on issues of importance to you and to the Pacifica community is critical (and a foundation of democracy) to learn about the issues and provide your perspective. One very important issue to coastal communities is Sea Level Rise Adaptation and the development of Local Coastal Plans. Pacifica’s process for updating its old Local Coastal Plan is underway, and an important public workshop is scheduled for Tuesday night, February 13. See the details below, and come on out to learn about the process and provide input that will help inform the development of sea level rise related policies for the Local Coastal Plan Update.

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

City Manager

City News
  • 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. See the Event Flyer or visit the City of Pacifica’s Sea Level Rise webpage at www.cityofpacifica.org/SeaLevelRise for more information

  • Pacifica Beach Coalition's Annual Surf Movie Night Friday, February 9 - Come be inspired! This year’s film is an empowering true story about overcoming obstacles and fears and becoming a BIG WAVE surfer! Bring the whole family for an evening of big waves, amazing surfers (with Mavericks surfers as special guests), popcorn, refreshments and fun on Friday, February 9 at Mildred Owen Concert Hall, 1220 Linda Mar Blvd. Two showings: 6pm and 8:30pm. Tickets are $20 at the door, or $15 in advance online or at participating local businesses. Visit the Surf Movie event page on the Pacifica Beach Coalition's website for more information.

  • Apply for a Position on a City of Pacifica Committee or Commission - The City of Pacifica is recruiting qualified citizens to fill vacancies on the following Committees / Commissions. Applications are available here. Return application to Pacifica City Clerk Kathy O'Connell, 170 Santa Maria Ave., Pacifica, CA 94044-2506. Visit the Committees & Commissions webpage for more information on each of the City commissions / committees.

  1. Planning Commission - Application deadline is February 16. See the Recruitment Notice for more information.
  2. Beautification Advisory Committee - Application deadline is February 16. See the Recruitment Notice for more information.

  • Speak Up About Critical Transportation Needs - 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 is offering 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.

  • Community Meeting on Pedro Point Sewer Collection System Repair and Replacement Project to be Held March 1 - The City of Pacifica's Wastewater Division of the Department of Public Works is working on a sewer rehabilitation and replacement project for the Pedro Point area. You are invited to join the community meeting on Thursday, March 1 at 6:00pm at the Pedro Point Firehouse, 1227 Danmann Avenue to learn more about the Project. See the Meeting Flyer for more information.
Are You Tsunami Ready?
On January 23, 2018 a tsunami watch was issued for the California coast following a 7.9 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Alaska. Do you live near a tsunami hazard zone? Do you know the difference between a tsunami watch, advisory or warning? Learn how you and your family can be better prepared by visiting the Tsunami Preparedness page on the Police Department website.

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
Showcasing Art in Pacifica
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
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  • 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. 12 - City Council Meeting 7:00pm at City Council Chambers, 2212 Beach Blvd. See the Agenda for more information.

  • 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.

  • Feb. 13 - Economic Development Committee Meeting 6:00pm at Pacifica Police Department, 2075 Coast Highway, Pacifica. See the Agenda for more information.

  • Feb. 16 - Application deadline for recruitments for Beautification Advisory Committee and Planning Commission. See City News section above for more information.

  • Feb. 19 - City Offices closed in observance of Presidents' Day Holiday.

  • 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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