Connect With Pacifica This Week

This week in my Tribune Column, I provided a summary of the City’s adopted budget for the July 2019 through June 2020 fiscal year. This balanced, transparent, accountable, and prudent budget supports forward progress on critical programs and services for the Pacifica community. The City Council, I and City staff are excited and energized for the many important projects and program enhancements forthcoming this year, from increased funding for streets paving projects to expansion of childcare services to critical planning studies, economic development activities, environmental sustainability activities, housing opportunities, and more. So much to do, which also makes it important to occasionally pause and reflect on what’s been accomplished, and recharge your batteries by taking some time away from your day-to-day routine. I hope you’re able to enjoy some of those vital moments this summer!

Thank you to the hundreds and hundreds of community members who recently attended and contributed to the City's "Plan Pacifica" public engagement meetings to discuss the General Plan and Local Coastal Program updates and development of a Specific Plan for the Sharp Park neighborhood. Your input is critical to developing these important planning documents to help shape the future of Pacifica. In addition to the five different community meetings already completed, there will be additional opportunities to provide your input as the planning process proceeds. Please visit the Plan Pacifica website to learn more.

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
Pacifica's Energy Efficient Council Chambers
The City of Pacifica was featured this week in the San Mateo County Energy Watch (SMCEW) e-newsletter for their use of funding from SMCEW to make heating and lighting upgrades to Council Chambers. The improvements have resulted in more efficient energy usage and a Council Chambers that operates in a more environmentally friendly way. You can read more about the City’s energy-efficiency project here.
Keeping our Streets Safe
Image courtesy of ACLU of Iowa
Pacifica Police, along with a number of other agencies, participated in the 7 th deployment of STEP – Saturation Traffic Enforcement Program. Through their efforts, more than 150 traffic stops were made and 142 citations issued throughout Pacifica and Half Moon Bay. Thanks to our officers for being vigilant in ensuring our roads and residents are safe. You can read more about this most recent STEP deployment here.

Now's Your Chance to Shape
Pacifica’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan
You can now view and make comments on Pacifica’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Master on the project website, Check out the website, use the interactive input map to view the details on the draft recommendations, “Like” or “Dislike” certain recommendations, and offer comments on the proposed network of bicycle and pedestrian improvements. The website will be open throughout the summer and will close for public comments on September 4, 2019. The Pacifica Public Works Department values your input and appreciates everyone’s participation during this process. Lend your voice to Pacifica’s future!
Train Day at the Pacifica Coastside Museum
Are you interested in local history? Have you heard of the Ocean Shore Train Car 1409?

The Pacifica Historical Society is having TRAIN DAY tomorrow, Saturday July 20 at the Pacifica Coastside Museum.

Activities will include the following:
  • Paint by number murals (wear old clothes)
  • Videos
  • Story time
  • Pictures with the last Ocean Shore Rail Car 1409 in renovation stage
  • And a hobo lunch will be available – first come first serve

Event Details:
  • Date: July 20th
  • Time: 12:00-3:00pm
  • Location: 1850 Francisco Blvd.

We hope you are able to come and enjoy this special interactive day!
PG&E is Holding a Wildfire Safety Open House
NCFA presents Basic First Aid Training
NCFA presents CPR & AED Training
It’s not too late! Sign up for Summer Camp
Spots are going fast! Sign up for summer camp. Camp details and registration information can be found on the Parks, Beaches, and Recreation website

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.
HIP Housing – Making a Difference in our Community
HIP Housing is nonprofit agency specializing in creative affordable housing solutions throughout San Mateo County. Their mission is to invest in human potential by improving the housing and lives of people in our community. Through their Home Sharing Program, HIP Housing enables people with special needs, either from income or circumstance, to live independent, self-sufficient lives in decent, safe, low-cost homes.

SMC Alert: The Opt-in Alert Notification System
SMC ALERT is the alert notification system used throughout San Mateo County to immediately contact you or your loved ones during urgent or emergency situations. You can set alerts to send emergency and non-emergency text and voice messages to your email accounts, cell phones, smartphones, tablets, and voice messages to landline phones (home & work).
You set the filters and determine the type of messages you want to receive such as information about road closures, hazardous situations, or critical incidents. SMC Alert was used to notify registered members about the recent mall shooting in San Bruno and provide real-time information.
SMC ALERT is free and is used by all cities and towns in San Mateo County. Whether you live, work or recreate in San Mateo County, consider enrolling today. Follow this link to see FAQs and to register.

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.

  • Maintenance Aide
  • Account Technician I-II-III
  • Child Care Aide/Child Care Associate Teacher
  • Child Care Teacher II/III
  • Lifeguard I/II
  • Police Officer - Lateral, Academy Graduate or Student
  • Senior Services Bus/Van Driver - Part-Time
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Jul 20 – Train Day 12:00 pm at the Pacifica Coastside Museum
Jul 22 – City Council Meeting CANCELLED. See Cancellation Notice.

Jul 24 – Parks, Beaches, and Recreation Commission Meeting 7:00 pm at City Council Chambers, 2212 Beach Blvd. The agenda will be available here.

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

Aug 1 – PG&E Wildfire Safety Open House 6:00pm at Mavericks Event Center | 107 Broadway Ave, Half Moon Bay, CA

Aug 25 – First Aid Class 9:00-12:30 pm at Station 81 Training Room – 3445 Bayshore Blvd, Brisbane, CA

Aug 25 – CPR & AED Training 1:30-5:00 pm at Station 81 Training Room – 3445 Bayshore Blvd, Brisbane, CA

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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