A steady stream of voters have been dropping off their ballots at the Ballot Drop Box located outside of Pacifica City Hall at 170 Santa Maria Avenue. This is a secure drop box serviced directly by San Mateo County Elections staff. Elections Staff have recently increased the frequency of pickups from the Ballot Drop Box location at Pacifica City Hall to three days per week, with pickups now scheduled on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Please see this additional information about all of your options for returning and tracking your ballot.

As you begin to think about and make Halloween plans, please familiarize yourself with these Halloween Safety Guidelines to have fun while remaining COVID-19 safe. And congratulations to Pacificans for your efforts during Census 2020. As of Monday, Oct 12, San Mateo County had the highest response rate of any county in the state, and Pacifica was the fourth highest response rate in the County at 82.9%! Way to go!


City Manager

November 3, 2020 Presidential General Election
Where's My Ballot?
You can now receive automated alerts via text message, email, or phone call on the status of your Vote by Mail ballot every step of the way by subscribing to “Where’s My Ballot?” at

September 24, 2020
Sample ballots and voter information guides mailed out.

October 5, 2020
Voter ballots mailed out.

Where to Vote?
Drop off your completed ballot or vote in person at a Vote Center.

October 5 to October 30*
3 Vote Centers open
Weekdays 9am to 5pm

October 31 to November 2
45 Vote Centers open
9am to 5pm

November 3 (Election Day)
45 Vote Centers open
7am to 8pm

*Vote Centers closed Columbus Day, Monday, October 12.
Small Property Owner Assistance Program
The online application period is scheduled to open Wednesday, October 14th and will be open for two weeks. It will be available in English, Spanish, and Chinese.

All applications received within the initial two-week window will be considered at the end of the application period and grantmaking decisions will not be based on the order of submission.
The San Mateo County Association of Realtors and the California Apartment Association will provide assistance to small property owner applicants who need help during the application period. The contact info for these two organizations is included in the FAQs. Once the application period begins, if you have questions on the application itself, please contact:

Visit for more details and application information.
Click on the links below for more information:
SCAM ALERT: Police Imposter Scam. We received a recent report of an individual identifying themselves as Pacifica Police officers in an attempt to entice community members into providing them with "payment" in the form of gift cards or bitcoin over the telephone.

These scam artists can seem convincing by using the names of our police officers and "spoofing" the telephone number they are calling from to display the police department's public telephone number. Our personnel will never call and ask you to provide payment over the telephone or in the form of gift cards or bitcoin. If you doubt the legitimacy of the person you are speaking with, hang up and call the police department at 650-738-7314 and ask to speak with our staff member who had called you. Click here for more information on these types of scams.
Pacificans Care, Pacifica’s community foundation, is kicking off its annual 2020 Share of Care Campaign. We know that not only is the need great, but it is escalating for those Pacificans in need of assistance during these difficult times. Pacificans Care, since 1982, remains the only nonprofit that provides you the opportunity to support Pacifica Senior Services, Pacifica Resource Center, Pacifica Child Care Services and Pacifica Youth Service Bureau through one donation.

Your contribution to the 2020 Share of Care Campaign will help our core agencies provide meals on wheels for seniors, assist families in need with emergency groceries, enhance learning experiences for preschoolers and children, and provide much needed counseling for teens and families in crisis.

To join us in supporting our neighbors in need click on
or visit the Pacificans Care website at

Your contribution to Share of Care will help to build a healthy, self-sufficient, and improved quality of life for those in need in Pacifica. Thank You for your kindness and generosity.
FlashVote - 1 Minute a month to make Pacifica better!
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Please note: This newsletter is sent weekly on Friday and content is current at that time. Those who have not opened the email by Monday receive a reminder email, and some content may no longer be current.
10/19 - Planning Commission Meeting at 7pm. Click here for the Agenda and information on how to join the virtual meeting.

10/21 - Emergency Preparedness and Safety Commission Meeting at 6:30pm. Click here for the Agenda and information on how to join the virtual meeting.

10/21 - Open Space and Parkland Advisory Committee Meeting at 6pm. Click here for the Agenda and information on how to join the virtual meeting.

City Council & Planning Commission
  • Meetings are scheduled for essential business items only. Further updates will be provided.

Other Committees & Commissions

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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