Highlights: Spring Egg Hunts, Bike Lane Installation on Palmetto Ave., Youth Advisory Board Applications for 2018-19
Connect With Pacifica This Week

Spring weather has sprung this week in Pacifica. Perfect timing following last week's rains to take advantage of this weekend's Spring Egg Hunts hosted by the City of Pacifica Parks, Beaches and Recreation at local parks. See the Spring Egg Hunt Event Flyer below for more information on times and locations.

The weather has also assisted with the painting of bike lane markings along Palmetto Avenue as part of our Palmetto Streetscape Project this past week. This work is nearly complete, but you can help by using caution and respecting the signs and cones if travelling through this area.

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

Assistant City Manager

Events Happening Now
Spring Egg Hunt – Find the Golden Egg!
City of Pacifica Parks, Beaches and Recreation Department hosts its annual Spring Egg Hunts for ages 1 – 10 at two locations. Free family fun with egg hunts, jelly bean contest and a special appearance by the Easter Bunny. This is a free event, no registration required.

Friday, March 30 at 4:00pm - Fairmont Park , 649 Parkview Circle

Saturday, March 31 at 10:00am - Frontierland Park, Yosemite Dr. & Humboldt Ct.


Registration for Spring/Summer 2018 Classes and Activities is Now Open - For the current Spring/Summer 2018 edition of the Parks, Beaches and Recreation PLAY brochure, a downloadable copy of the registration form, online registration link and more information visit the Activities webpage here . Register now for swimming lessons and summer camps!
City News
  • Bike Lane Installation Underway on Palmetto Avenue - Phase 1 of the Palmetto Streetscape Project is nearly complete, and the City appreciates your patience during construction. Bike lane markings are now being painted and will require some parking and driveway access restrictions for the installation and curing of the green pavement markings. We urge residents and visitors to the Palmetto area to heed the signs, cones and barricades indicating access restrictions. See the Information Sheet for more information.

  • Climate Change Presentation at Sanchez Library April 17 - In September of 2017, San Mateo County Libraries launched their “Community Conversations” program which brings community members from all over the County to listen, learn, and discover common connections with one another. The next Community Conversation topic is Climate Change. We all have a role to play in reversing global warming. At this Community Conversation, staff from the Office of Sustainability’s climate change team will discuss what you can do to be a part of climate solutions in your community. We will also discuss what the County is doing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to prepare for sea level rise and other consequences of climate change. Please join the conversation at Pacifica Sanchez Library on April 17 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm. Click here for more information or to register for this free event.

  • Kidde Smoke Alarm Recall - Kidde has recalled Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms due to risk of failure to alert consumers to a fire. This recall involves models PI2010 and PI9010 of Kidde dual sensor (photoelectric and ionization) smoke alarms. Recall date is March 21, 2018. “KIDDE” is printed on the front center of the smoke alarm. The model number and date code are printed on the back of the alarm. PI9010 (DC/battery powered) - 2016 Sep. 10 through 2017 Oct. 13. PI2010 (AC/hardwired) - 2016 Sep. 10 through 2017 Oct. 13. Click here for more information on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website regarding this recall and consumer contact information.

  • Paving Project on Highway 1 to Begin April 2018 - Caltrans has awarded a contract to Granite Rock to pave a ten-mile stretch of Highway 1 between Gray Whale Cove and the Highway 1/Route 35 Interchange. Most of the project falls within the Pacifica city limits. Work is scheduled to begin in April 2018 on a five-day work week, excluding holidays, and is expected to be complete by the end of October 2018. Most work will be performed at night to minimize impacts on the traveling public. See the CalTrans News Release for more information.

  • Pacifica Youth Advisory Board (YAB) Now Accepting Applications for 2018/2019 School Year - The Pacifica Youth Advisory Board (YAB) is made up of volunteer High School students that want to make a difference in our community. They are a dedicated group of young leaders who will plan special events and also participate in Parks, Beaches & Recreation events and activities. Application deadline to apply is Wednesday, April 18. Click here for more information on the YAB program, scholarships, and events.

  • Earth Day and EcoFest 2018 - The City of Pacifica is a proud sponsor of Pacifica Beach Coalition's Earth Day of Action and EcoFest 2018. For the 14th year in a row, Pacifica Beach Coalition is organizing one of the largest eco-friendly events in California, leading beach and neighborhood cleanups from Daly City to Half Moon Bay on Saturday, April 21 from 9-11am and then hosting a large EcoFest at Linda Mar State Beach with food, fun, music, eco-booths, hands on kids activities, environmental speakers from 11am – 2.30pm. There is something for everyone at this free event. See the Event Poster or the Pacifica Beach Coalition's Earth Day of Action and EcoFest webpage for more information.

  • Earn Incentives by Carpooling with the Scoop App - San Mateo County commuters are now eligible for up to $4 a day for carpooling using the Scoop app on their smartphones. The City/County Association of Governments (C/CAG) of San Mateo County is offering this limited-time incentive as part of its pilot Carpool in San Mateo County! program to encourage County residents or commuters who work in San Mateo County to utilize private sector carpools during peak travel periods. Under the new program, commuters will sign up for the Scoop app, which automatically links drivers and riders to other users who are as close as possible to their origins and destinations. Once they've registered with Scoop, commuters will receive a $2 incentive per person during commute periods (5:30-10:30 a.m. and 3:30-8 p.m.) on their Scoop account, with a maximum incentive of $4 a day. Take advantage of this program.  It’s fun and convenient. You can save time, save money, reduce stress, and meet new friends. It is also good for the environment.

Tsunami Preparedness Week is March 26 - 30, 2018
Are you Tsunami Ready? 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.

Sign up for SMC Alert - 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 the primary means of communication by San Mateo County Office of Emergency Services (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
Press Releases

Save The Date
  • Mar. 30 - Spring Egg Hunt 4:00pm at Fairmont Park. See the Event Flyer for more information.

  • Mar. 31 - Spring Egg Hunt 10:00am at Frontierland Park. See the Event Flyer for more information.

  • April 2 - Planning Commission Meeting 7:00pm at City Council Chambers, 2212 Beach Blvd. See the Agenda for more information.

  • April 17 - Community Conversation on Climate Change 6:30pm at Sanchez Library, 1111 Terra Nova Blvd. More information can be found here.

  • April 18 - Youth Advisory Board Application deadline. See the YAB webpage for more information.

  • April 21 - EcoFest 2018. Save the Date. See the Event Poster 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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