Highlights: Marijuana Survey, Drone Interference,  "In-Law Unit" Study Session, Community Movie Night
Connect With Pacifica This Week

Under the heading of something I never expected to be saying as a City Manager, we are looking for community input on the future of marijuana cultivation, sales and distribution in Pacifica.

Last month, the City Council indicated interest in knowing more about this new, now legal, product being provided in our city. To help us determine how to proceed, we want to hear from the community. Below is a link to an online survey designed to gather your comments. Please check it out.

In response to questions I've received, I'm happy to report that in spite of this week's storms producing many tree issues, we have not seen the kinds of damage that we've experienced in the past. Thank goodness!

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

City Manager

City News
  • Share Your Opinions on Commercial Marijuana Businesses in Pacifica - With the passage of the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MCRSA) in 2015 and the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) in 2016, Pacifica must decide to what extent, if any, to allow medical and non-medical (recreational) marijuana businesses to operate in Pacifica. At a City Council meeting on January 23, 2017, the Pacifica City Council agreed it was important to conduct community outreach to determine how the community feels about this issue. We invite Pacifica residents to take part in our survey on this issue. Visit our “City Hall Listens” page to take the survey and make your voice heard.
  • Drones - Know the Rules - On the evening of Friday January 27, the Police Department assisted the North County Fire Authority with a cliff rescue. A resident was flying his drone in the area of the first-responders and hampered the rescue effort. In our Press Release, we outline the circumstances, but also provide links to the Federal Aviation Administration in an effort to educate drone owners. We ask drone owners to stay clear of emergency operations. While drones can provide some amazing video footage, it's not worth the risk to lives, possible damage to property, and harm to the environment.

  • Study Session on "In-Law Units" at Feb. 21 Planning Commission Meeting - A study session on accessory dwelling unit regulations will be included as part of the regular Planning Commission meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 7:00 pm at the City Council Chambers, 2212 Beach Blvd. The term “accessory dwelling unit” is the new legal term for what are commonly known as second units, in-law units, etc. Check back for the agenda to be posted to the meeting portal.

  • Looking For an Interesting Volunteer Opportunity? - We're looking for citizens to fill vacancies on City of Pacifica Committees / Commissions. See the Open Space and Parkland Advisory Committee (OSPAC) Recruitment Notice and on the Planning Commission Recruitment Notice for more information. Applications are available here. Return application to Pacifica City Clerk Kathy O'Connell, 170 Santa Maria Ave., Pacifica, CA 94044-2506.
Press Releases
Community Movie Night - Friday, Feb. 17 at 6:30pm
The Youth Advisory Board and City of Pacifica Parks, Beaches and Recreation Department invite you to the 4th Annual Community Movie Night, showing “Back to the Future” on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 at 6:30pm at the Pacifica Community Center, 540 Crespi Drive. Only $2 per person!

Chairs and mats are provided. We recommend you bring blankets and pillows. 
Snack Bar items for sale include hot dogs, pizza, hot drinks, candy, cookies, water and soda.
Seating first come, first serve. Limited floor seating available on mats. Folding chairs welcome.
Children under the age of 13 MUST be accompanied by an adult. 
For more information contact Michael Moran at moranm@ci.pacifica.ca.us or 650-738-7376

See Movie Flyer for More Information
Save The Date
  • Feb. 13 - City Council Meeting - The next City Council meeting will be held at 7:00 pm at City Council Chambers, 2212 Beach Blvd. See the Agenda for this City Council meeting for more information.

  • Feb. 14 - Rent Advisory Task Force Meeting - CANCELLED - The next Rent Advisory Task Force meeting that was scheduled for Feb. 14 has been CANCELLEDSee the Rent Advisory Task Force webpage for more information.
  • Feb. 17 - Applications due for Open Space and Parkland Advisory Committee (OSPAC). See Recruitment Notice here for more information. 

  • Feb. 17 - Community Movie Night showing "Back to the Future" at the Pacifica Community Center 6:30 pm. See above for more information.

  • Feb. 20 - President's Day Holiday observed - City of Pacifica offices will be closed.

  • Feb. 21 - Planning Commission Meeting at 7:00 pm at City Council Chambers, 2212 Beach Blvd. - This meeting will include a study session on accessory dwelling unit regulations, commonly referred to as "second units" or "in-law units".

  •  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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