Highlights: Temporary Moratorium on Rent Increases Adopted, Marijuana Study Session, Pier Repairs Complete, Fencing to Protect Snowy Plover
Connect With Pacifica This Week

One of the things I’ve learned about in my one month here – in the avian category  – is the snowy plover (if you are unfamiliar, just Google it). It is small, quite popular and abundant on Linda Mar Beach. Many of you have noticed that there is fencing being added to the trail on Linda Mar Beach.  This is a  City project undertaken to protect the snowy plover. The new fence should be completely installed by the end of next week.

On the local government front, we have a very hefty issue-oriented City Council agenda coming up on May 8.  There are more major items on tap than can be described here, but you may want to keep an eye on that meeting. Before then, the City Council will have a budget study session on Tuesday, May 2 at 6:30pm (see Agenda) to discuss the 2017-18 fiscal year proposed budgets for the departments of Public Works, Planning and General Government. Hope to see you then.

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

Interim City Manager

Fencing Installation at Linda Mar Beach to Protect Snowy Plover Habitat
Snowy Plover
A contractor (Dryco Construction) is installing a fence alongside the paved walkway north of Linda Mar Beach. The purpose of this fence is to discourage people from cutting through the dunes where the Snowy Plovers (a species of seabirds that is in danger of extinction) live during the Winter months. The fence, which is a single steel cable strung between 4x4 wood posts, is expected to be fully installed by May 5. There will also be signs added afterward to inform people about the birds and the importance of not disturbing them as they build up strength for their Spring migration to nesting grounds.
City News
  • Planning Commission to Hold Study Session on Marijuana Businesses on May 1st - On Monday, May 1 the Planning Commission will consider methods to regulate the location of marijuana businesses in Pacifica. Marijuana businesses include dispensaries, manufacturing facilities, testing laboratories, and other activities. The Planning Commission will discuss locations in Pacifica where various marijuana activities may be permitted to operate. The Commission’s input will be combined with other regulations into a comprehensive ordinance to be considered at a future meeting.  Details are provided in the Planning Commission Staff Report.

    If you are interested in providing input on this item, the Commission meeting begins at 7:00pm in the Council Chambers, 2212 Beach Blvd., Pacifica.  You may also send written comments to the Planning Department.

  • Kevin Mullin To Appear As Guest Speaker at April 29th Pacifica-Daly City Democrats Meeting - California Assembly Speaker pro Tempore Kevin Mullin will be the speaker at the monthly Pacifica-Daly City Democrats Meeting on April 29 at 9:00am. Mr. Mullin represents the 22nd Assembly District in the California State Assembly. With current challenges of the administration in D.C., Mr. Mullin can offer insight and information into California's role in this new era of politics. The meeting is free and open to the general public. For more information, contact Judy Heldberg at judyece@aol.com

  • Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment Community MeetingsOn April 5, the County of San Mateo’s Office of Sustainability released the San Mateo County Draft Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment, a tool to guide the County and its cities in understanding and preparing for sea level rise. Attend a community meeting on April 29, 2017 from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm at the Ted Adcock Community Center, Half Moon Bay to learn about how vulnerable San Mateo County is to sea level rise, get an overview of the Draft Assessment and its findings and learn how to get involved and become part of the solution. 

    Please RSVP at http://seachangesmc.com/events
    Comments on the draft assessment are due by May 5 and should be submitted online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/smcseachange

  • Medication Take-Back Event on May 1st at Sanchez Library Do you have expired or unwanted prescription medications, and want to safely dispose of them? Do not flush medications down the toilet. A special medication take-back event will be held on May 1 from 10:00am – 2:00pm at the Pacifica-Sanchez Library at 1111 Terra Nova Blvd. See the Media Advisory for more information. Can’t make this event? The Pacifica Police Department offers a drop-off container for unwanted medications in the front lobby of the station during business hours. Find out more on how to safely dispose of medications at the Police Department here.

  • Senior Scam Stopper Seminar on May 12th at Pacifica Community Center - Did you know that seniors are the most targeted group for scams, and that one in five seniors has been a victim of fraud? Assemblymember Kevin Mullin and the Contractors State License Board invite you to attend a FREE Senior Scam Stopper seminar that will be held on Friday, May 12 from 9:00am – 11:00am at the Pacifica Community Center. See the Flyer for more information.
Pacifica Pier Repairs Complete
Pacifica Pier Fishing
During the 2015/2016 El Niño storm events, large tidal waves damaged the guardrail on the western “L” portion of the Pacifica Pier. At that time, the western “L” portion of the pier was closed for public safety. Since then, Public Works staff developed a repair project and secured funding from a California disaster grant. Repair work has now been completed and the entire pier is open to the public. Public Works thanks you for your patience as we completed these repairs.

More Information about the Pacifica Pier
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Save The Date
  • Apr. 29 - Kevin Mullin to Speak at Pacifica-Daly City Democrats Meeting 9:00am at Sharp Park Golf Course Restaurant, 2600 Francisco Blvd., Pacifica. See City News section above for more information.

  • Apr. 29Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment Community Meeting in Half Moon Bay. See City News section above or visit SeaChange SMC website for more information.
  • May 1 - Planning Commission Meeting 7:00pm at City Council Chambers, 2212 Beach Blvd. See the Full Agenda for more information. The meeting will include the study session on marijuana businesses mentioned in the City News section above. 

  • May 1 - Medication Take-Back Event at Sanchez LibrarySee City News section above for more information.

  • May 2 - City Council Budget Study Session 6:30pm at City Council Chambers, 2212 Beach Blvd. See the Agenda for more information.

  • May 12 - Senior Scam Stopper Seminar 9:00am at the Pacifica Community Center. See the Flyer 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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