Highlights: Second City Council Budget Study Session, School Emergency Preparedness Information Night, County Transportation Investment, Gun Buy Back
Connect With Pacifica This Week

I’ve written previously about a potential November 2018 county-wide ½ cent sales tax measure the San Mateo County Transit District and the County Board of Supervisors are considering putting on the ballot, called Get Us Moving. This effort has launched a new survey to learn more specifically how residents throughout the county would like to see the revenue spent. Their previous survey (thank you if you took that one) revealed top choices that would 1) Reduce traffic congestion on highways; 2) Maintain and expand countywide transit services; and 3) Reduce local congestion and repair potholes. Their new survey is an Interactive Budget Challenge allowing respondents to be more specific about what you think.  I encourage as many Pacifica residents as possible to weigh in with their opinion on this new survey, even if you took their previous survey ! It really matters because information gathered through the survey and other public meetings will help inform the creation of an expenditure plan that the San Mateo County Transit District Board of Directors and the County Board of Supervisors will consider for the November 2018 ballot. The survey is at www.GetUsMovingSMC.com . There will also be upcoming town hall meetings you can attend, details below.

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

City Manager

City News
  • Keep Pacifica Beautiful: Call for Project Sponsors - Interested in giving back to the community by getting involved in a beautification project? Individuals, businesses or community organizations interested in sponsoring a Keep Pacifica Beautiful project can contact the Beautification Advisory Committee (BAC) by calling the Public Works Department at 650-738-3767. The BAC will work with sponsors to select, design and develop a beautification project in the community. For details, visit the BAC page on the City’s website or attend a BAC meeting. The next BAC meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 2 at 6:30pm in the Pacifica Police Department’s EOC conference room at 2075 Coast Highway.

  • Help Plan Transportation Investments with Get Us Moving San Mateo County - A new Countywide survey has been posted to help develop a community-driven plan to reduce traffic congestion and get San Mateo County moving again. In the Get Us Moving Budget Challenge you set the budgets to beat traffic. Invest in transportation and freeways or fix potholes. Help plan our County's future transportation investments by taking the Budget Challenge or attending one of the upcoming Transportation Priorities Town Hall Meetings and sharing your priorities. The next Town Hall meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 2 at 6:30pm at the Doelger Senior Center, 101 Lake Merced Blvd. in Daly City. See the San Mateo County Transit District Press Release for more information about the Get Us Moving public outreach effort.

  • Get Tips for Talking to Your Child about Cannabis on Monday, April 30 - Mayor John Keener and Police Chief Daniel Steidle will join other speakers in a free parent workshop about talking to your child about cannabis on Monday, April 30 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Terra Nova High School. Learn the landscape of legalized marijuana and how you can prevent underage use. See the Event Flyer for more information. Questions about recreational cannabis in Pacifica? Check out this information sheet for answer to some common questions.

  • School Emergency Preparedness Information Night April 30 at Capuchino High School in San Bruno - An information night for parents and community members to learn about school emergency preparedness sponsored by the Coalition for Safe Schools & Communities, County of San Mateo, and San Mateo County Office of Education will be held on Monday, April 30 from 6:45pm to 8:30pm at Capuchino High School in San Bruno. Learn about school safety procedures across San Mateo County, how parents can support safe schools and emergency communications. See the Event Flyer for more information or register online here for this free event.

  • Gun Buy-Back Event on May 12 - The Pacifica Police Department is joining the Daly City and Colma Police Departments for a gun buy back event on May 12 from 10:00am to 1:00pm at the Daly City City Hall located at 333 – 90th Street, Daly City. * Firearms must be unloaded and either in a vehicle trunk or a locked storage box in the rear of your vehicle. NO walk-ups allowed. * See the Event Flyer for more information.

  • 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
City of Pacifica Job Openings on CalOpps
The City of Pacifica is currently recruiting for several positions. Click the links below for more information on qualifications and how to apply for each position.

Van Driver / Parks, Beaches & Recreation - April 30 application deadline

Assistant Planner / Planning Department - May 6 application deadline

Operator-in-Training / Wastewater Division - May 14 application deadline

Cashier / Parks, Beaches & Recreation - June 15 application deadline

Lifeguard I or Lifeguard II / Parks, Beaches & Recreation - June 15 application deadline

Press Releases
Save The Date
  • May 2 - Beautification Advisory Committee Meeting 6:30pm at Pacifica Police Department, 2075 Coast Highway, Pacifica. Click here for Agendas and more information.

  • May 2 - Transportation Priorities Town Hall Meeting 6:30pm at Doelger Senior Center, 101 Lake Merced Blvd., Daly City. See the Event Flyer for more information and additional meeting dates.

  • May 3 - City Council Budget Study Session 6:00pm at City Council Chambers, 2212 Beach Blvd. See the Agenda for more information.

  • May 7 - Planning Commission Meeting 7:00pm at City Council Chambers, 2212 Beach Blvd.

  • May 12 - Gun Buy-Back Event 10:00am - 1:00pm at Daly City City Hall, 333 - 90th Street, Daly City. See the Event 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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