Connect With Pacifica This Week
Greetings!

Summer is moving by quickly, but it is not over yet, with lots of activities and events on the horizon. Tomorrow, August 3 rd, is the World Dog Surfing Championship at Linda Mar Beach, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., so be aware of beach area traffic, and consider walking or biking out to the beach if you plan to attend this fun event. The next City Council meeting will be August 12. Numerous important items are on the agenda, such as consideration of the City’s Economic Development Plan and approval of the construction contract for the Cattle Hill (end of Fassler Avenue) trail-head parking lot.

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!

Sincerely,
KEVIN WOODHOUSE
City Manager
CITY NEWS
Parks, Beaches, and Recreation presents

Fall 2019 Play Brochure 

Parks, Beaches, and Recreation’s Fall 2019 Play Brochure arrives in homes next week! Registration begins August 14th for Fall classes, but you can get a sneak peek here.




Also, It’s not too late! Sign up for Summer Camp today!
There is still room in the last few weeks of summer camp. Don’t delay, sign up today! Camp details and registration information can be found on the Parks, Beaches, and Recreation website

CITY NEWS
4th Annual World Dog Surfing Championships
The Dog Surfing World Championships takes place on the NorCal coast —  where the concept for the sport originated with big thanks to the book that started it all –  The Dog’s Guide to Surfing – bringing together dog surfing talent for charity. Dog surfers are invited to bring home the gold. During the event, there will be a number of activities including the surf competition, a ball-in-water fetch contest, frisbee catch contest, partner tents and activities, and more. Learn more about the event here.
 
Event Details:
Date: Saturday, August 3 rd
Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Linda Mar Beach, Highway 1 and Linda Mar Blvd., Pacifica
Cost: FREE to watch 
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, WalkBikePacifica.com. 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!
What Would You Do?
A Training to Prepare to Survive an Active Shooter
Recent national tragedies remind us that the risk is real- an active shooter incident can happen in any place at any time. The best ways to make sure you and your loved ones stay safe are to prepare ahead of time and be ready. Taking a few steps now and mentally rehearsing what you can do can help you react quickly when every second counts. Join us and learn those steps. Register here!

Event Details:
Date: Wednesday, August 14
Time: 6:00-7:30 pm
Location: Pacifica Police Department – 2075 Coast Highway
NCFA presents Basic First Aid Training
NCFA presents CPR & AED Training
How Can Your House Number
Help You in an Emergency?
It’s Spare the Air Season:
Plan for Your Commute & Reduce Air Pollution
Warmer temperatures are here and so is the Spare the Air campaign. The Spare the Air program reminds people that fewer cars on the road can mean fewer smoggy days, and fewer Spare the Air Alerts. Take time to consider alternatives to driving alone. Poor air quality in the Bay Area affects everyone, but there is a higher risk for children, pregnant women, the elderly and those with respiratory problems, such as asthma or bronchitis.

By working to ensure everyone has the knowledge and tools they need to make the biggest difference possible, we can reduce air pollution – and Spare the Air Alerts.


Below are some ways to make a difference and plan ahead:
  • Carpool to work. If telecommuting isn’t an option, think about sharing a ride to work. Carpooling can significantly reduce air pollution and traffic.
  • Work from home. Ask your employer about telecommuting
  • Take public transit – plan now and check out the schedules in your area. Visit www.511.org or www.bayareacommutetips.org to see routes and plan your trip.
 
For more information, visit www.sparetheair.org or follow Spare the Air on Facebook, on Twitter @SpareTheAir and on Instagram @sparetheair. 
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 50% 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.
California's Department of Housing Asks Californians
to
Share Their Thoughts
On
Housing Needs and Challenges in Their Communities
The State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) released a  survey asking for Californians - from renters, homeowners, and people experiencing homelessness to developers, real-estate professionals, elected officials, and people living in rural communities - to share their opinions on housing and community needs and challenges within their neighborhoods.

Californians interested in housing and community issues, particularly in rural areas, are encouraged to complete  this survey ( hacer la encuesta en español) by October 1, 2019.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
Shopping Assistance for Seniors Homebound (SASH)
Our SASH Program is available for seniors who, due to limited mobility, cannot shop for themselves and do not have anyone to shop for them. A SASH volunteer will pick up your shopping list and money to purchase items and return with your receipt and groceries.

Pacifica Senior Services is currently looking for SASH volunteers. For more information, please call Karen Parque, Information and Referral Coordinator 650-738-7353
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
  • Child Care Aide/Child Care Associate Teacher
  • Police Officer - Lateral, Academy Graduate or Student
  • Senior Services Bus/Van Driver - Part-Time
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SAVE THE DATE
Aug 5 – Planning Commission Meeting 7:00 pm at City Council Chambers, 2212 Beach Blvd. See the Agenda for more information.

Aug 5 – Last Day to Respond to Transit Authority Strategic Plan here
 
Aug 7 – Beautification Advisory Committee 6:30 pm at Pacifica Community Center 540 Crespi Drive. See the Agenda for more information.

Aug 14 – Active Shooter Response Training 6:00 pm at Pacifica Police Department, 2075 Coast Highway, Pacifica

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  www.cityofpacifica.org and check the Calendar for City Council Meetings and Other City Meetings at the bottom of the home page. 
PRESS RELEASES

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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