Connect With Pacifica This Week

While there is a long list of fun and engaging events (highlighted below) that are upcoming as we roll into summertime, please take note of the five community engagement meetings scheduled for the City’s “Plan Pacifica” effort, which includes the General Plan and Local Coastal Program updates and development of a Specific Plan for the Sharp Park neighborhood. These Plans are tools for shaping the evolution of Pacifica so it best serves and delights its residents. We need your input to make these plans the best they can be!

The first of these meetings will occur next Thursday evening, June 27, 6:00 pm at the Community Center at 540 Crespi Drive. Dinner will be provided. You are encouraged to RSVP so we can best plan the meeting. The project site at provides information about each project, including ways to participate, project documents and City contacts. I encourage you to participate and help shape the future of Pacifica.

As always, go safely this week and please let me know if you have comments or questions, and  thank you for wanting to  Connect with Pacifica!

City Manager
Plan Pacifica – We Want to Hear from You
The Planning Department will be hosting a community meeting focusing on policies related to how and where development will occur in the future. Please join us on Thursday, June 27 th at 6:00 pm at the Community Center for a presentation and discussion with your neighbors. Sandwiches and refreshments will be provided. Learn more about this project and the policy documents being created at

Event Details:
  • Date: Thursday, June 27
  • Time: 6:00 pm
  • Location: Pacifica Community Center – 540 Crespi Dr., Pacifica, CA 94044
4th of July
The City of Pacifica and the Parks, Beaches, and Recreation Department invite you to kick off your 4th of July holiday at 9:00am by joining in our annual 5-mile Rocket Run, which starts and ends at the Pacifica Community Center. Then head up to Frontierland Park from 11:00am to 4:00pm for a food, fun, games, and music! More info available here.
Be Safe this 4th of July
Please use only "Safe and Sane" fireworks which are sold at local fireworks stands. These fireworks are easily identifiable by a State Fire Marshal logo on product packaging. All other fireworks are ILLEGAL to possess and use in Pacifica.

  • Inspect all fireworks. Never use damaged or leaking fireworks.
  • Never give fireworks to a small child.
  • Store fireworks in a cool, dry place.
  • Light only one item at a time. Use a shovel and drop any “dud” fireworks into a pail of water.
  • Keep spectators at least 10 feet away.
  • Use fireworks in a clear area at least 20 feet away from a house, wood fence, or brush.
  • Keep an extra pail of water, wet towels, charged garden hose or fire extinguisher on hand for emergencies.
  • Do not point fireworks at anyone.
  • If someone is injured or a fire is started, call 9-1-1 immediately.
  • Clean up after your fun. Help keep our streets and beaches CLEAN.
See the Police Department’s Press Release: Rules for Fireworks in Pacifica to educate yourself and others on safe practices for the coming holiday celebrations.
Taste of Pacifica
Earthquake Preparedness
Event Details:
  • Date: Tuesday, June 25
  • Time: 7:00-8:30 pm
  • Location: Pacifica Police Department – 2075 Coast Highway
  • Register here!
San Mateo County Transit Authority Survey
San Mateo County Transportation Authority is asking for YOUR INPUT on how to allocate funding. Help frame transportation funding in Pacifica for the coming years by taking this survey!

In 2018, voters approved Measure W, a half-cent sales tax for transportation in San Mateo County. San Mateo County Transportation Authority will manage fifty percent of the measure. Currently, the agency is determining how to best evaluate projects so that those of greatest merit are priorities for future funding. You can learn more about the project here. The survey closes June 30.
“Along the Ohlone-Portola Trail” Exhibition AND MORE
at Sanchez Art Center
“San Pedro Creek as Portola Would Have Found it”, acrylic on masonite, March 2019, Bart Charlow
Opening Friday, July 12, 7pm and running through Sunday, August 11, Sanchez Art Center will present “Along the Ohlone-Portola Trail” presenting the works of local plein air artists who between February and April 2019, created artworks at four locations in Pacifica (Rockaway Beach; Pacifica State Beach, Linda Mar; Shelldance Overlook; and at the Sweeney Ridge Discovery Site) along the Path of Portola.
On Thursday, July 18, 6:30-8:30pm, we will be hosting a special reception/gallery walk AND trail talk in the East Gallery. San Mateo County District 3 Supervisor Don Horsley is sponsoring the exhibition. In addition to the artists speaking about their work, Supervisor Horsley will be here along with a representative of the SMC Parks Department to talk about the plans for the Ohlone-Portola Heritage Trail. 
Another special event will be a presentation and craft workshop: Native California Canoe and Rafts, with Peopleologie. The workshop will be Sunday, July 28, 2-3:30pm. ( Tickets are $10.00 and available on Eventbrite.) Peopleologie presents programs at schools and libraries throughout the peninsula. Their workshops are designed to promote cultural literacy, celebrate community and build connections to the world. 
20th Annual Kahuna Kupuna Surf Contest
Enjoy a day at the beach, celebrate the inter-generational nature of surfing, and watch some of the best surfers in the region compete as they dance on the waves. Everyone is welcome and there is no fee for spectators. This is the only amateur surf contest in the WORLD that is specifically designed for older surfers. All net funds raised at this event support Pacifica’s Environmental Family.

Event Details:
Summer Fun at Brink Pool!
Come join the Summer Fun at Brink Pool!!
Rec Swim Mon-Fri 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Tuesdays are 2 for 1 (children only)
Wednesdays are FREE to children under 18

Space STILL AVAILABLE in morning swim lessons! Check out page 31 of the Play Brochure.
We’re Cleanin’ the pipes!
Calera Creek Water recycling plant will be performing routine maintenance Wednesday, June 19 through Friday, July 5. There may be some odor nuisance during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Pacifica is Hiring!!
The City is now hiring for the following positions. Job descriptions and applications can be found at the City of Pacifica’s CalOpps site.

  • Child Care Aide/Child Care Associate Teacher
  • Child Care Teacher II/III
  • Police Officer - Lateral, Academy Graduate or Student
  • Senior Services Bus/Van Driver - Part-Time
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Jun 22 – Taste of Pacifica 12:00 pm at Pacifica Moose Lodge, 776 Bradford Way

Jun 24 – City Council Meeting 7:00 pm at City Council Chambers, 2212 Beach Blvd. Check out the full Agenda here. You can also join us at the City Council meeting or  tune in to the meeting via Pacific Coast TV's live stream to hear more.

Jun 25 – Earthquake Preparedness Class 7:00 pm at Pacifica Police Department, 2075 Coast Highway

Jun 26 – Parks, Beaches, and Recreation Commission Meeting 6:00 pm Special Study Session on Bike Park. 7:00 pm Regular Meeting at City Council Chambers, 2212 Beach Blvd. See the Agenda for more information.

Jun 27 – Plan Pacifica Community Meeting 6:00 pm at Pacifica Community Center, 540 Crespi Drive

Jun 30 – San Mateo County Transit Authority Survey Deadline
Jul 4 – 45 th Annual 4 th of July Event 11:00 am at Frontierland Park

Jul 4 – Rocket Run 9:00 am at Pacifica Community Center, 540 Crespi Drive

Jul 12 – Aug 11 “Along the Ohlone-Portola Trail” at Sanchez Art Center, 1220 Linda Mar Blvd # B
Jul 18 – Special Reception/Gallery Walk AND Trail 6:30-8:30 pm at Sanchez Art Center, 1220 Linda Mar Blvd # B

July 28 – Presentation and Craft Workshop 2-3:30 pm at Sanchez Art Center, 1220 Linda Mar Blvd # B

Upcoming City Meetings – For information about upcoming City meetings, visit the City of Pacifica website at and check the Calendar for City Council Meetings and Other City Meetings at the bottom of the home page. 

Recent City of Pacifica and Pacifica Police Department press releases are available on the City of Pacifica website under City Government - Press Releases & Media Bulletins .
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