While the Pacifica community continues to keep Coronavirus health and safety in mind, our communities’ hearts and actions are calling for justice and racial equality in the aftermath of the brutal homicide of George Floyd. The Pacifica Police Department is committed to supporting and working with protesters actively working against injustice, and to protecting the public and the right to protest peacefully. The PPD is also committed to transparency, excellence, and has a stellar record regarding fair and racially unbiased policing and minimal use of force; policies and training protocols meet or exceed requirements and are available on the PPD’s webpage. Police Chief Steidle welcomes, as do I, inquiries and the chance to discuss these policies and protocols. We need to all work together to eliminate systemic racism. If you plan to protest for this cause, please do so peacefully and safely, wear a mask, and stay physically distanced from others.

The City has posted Version 1 of its Restoration of Operations Plan on the City website. It is very detailed, but provides an important summary of what has transpired thus far with Coronavirus impacts, and working guidelines as we move towards gradual reopening.


City Manager
SMC Health Officer Issued a modified Shelter in Place Order on June 4.
The City is pleased to present the City’s Restoration of Operations Plan (ROOP) to you. This plan is Version 1 of an actively evolving draft plan intended to provide guidance for a multi-stage restoration of City operations in compliance with health and safety requirements in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. The ROOP is City staff’s best current effort at how to safely reopen facilities, worksites, and programs and what additional safety measures must be adopted in order to ensure the health and safety of employees and members of the public upon reopening and moving forward. The hope is that knowing the City is approaching restoration of operations cautiously and thoughtfully will bring some level of comfort to you during this difficult time.
For the most up-to-date COVID-19 resource guide for San Mateo County residents, see .

Additionally, the County updates their COVID-19 Data Dashboard daily. Click below for the latest data.
Cabrillo School Pedestrian Crossing
Improvement Project
Starting April 13, 2020, the City’s contractor, Mercoza, will begin the Cabrillo School Pedestrian Crossing Improvement Project. Barring any weather-related delays, work is expected to be completed by June 2020.

The Cabrillo School Pedestrian Crossing Improvement Project will install vegetated curb extension at the midblock crossing directly in front of the school. During wet weather events, the vegetated curb extensions will collect stormwater temporarily and filter it before entering the City’s storm drain system or creeks. The vegetated curb extensions will help reduce or eliminate polluted stormwater runoff, reduce stormwater management costs, and increase pedestrian safety and aesthetic value of the street and neighborhood.

Project activities will be confined to the existing City ROW. The project does not involve grading or utility work. The project will remove existing asphalt pavement within the ROW and replace with new vegetated curb extension/bulb-outs.

The City has deemed this as an essential construction project as defined by the San Mateo County Shelter In Place Order as it is a public works infrastructure transportation safety project.

The City appreciates everyone’s patience and cooperation for any inconveniences caused by construction activities as we strive to improve the City’s pedestrian and storm drain facilities. Please contact the Public Works Department at (650) 738-3767 or e-mail if you have any questions or comments.

Updated project information will also be posted on the City’s website at
Sanchez Art Center
Newly Opened Pop-Up Collection “Art x Nature x Art”
Newly opened in the Sanchez Art Center Virtual Galleries , is a special pop-up collection, “ Art x Nature x Art ”. An event planned for early in May as a fundraiser, “Art x Nature x Art” was to bring the creations of local floral designers to the Sanchez Art Center galleries with works inspired by pieces in the 2020 Left Coast Annual. A glimpse is offered here for what SAC looks forward to presenting in 2021! 

For this “Art x Nature x Art” preview, five floral designers selected materials, from tillandsias and textured bark to smooth semi-precious stones, an array of flowers, other natural elements and an assortment of vessels. They sculpted them into fragrant, multi-dimensional arrangements paired with eleven randomly selected 2020 Left Coast Annual artworks.

The talented team of floral designers included: Nancy Davis, Susan Landry, Orna Maymon, Michele Coxon, and C. Starship. Special thanks go to Nancy Davis at Shelldance Orchid Gardens in Pacifica, CA. Her enthusiasm along with her floral colleagues makes this event a virtual delight! Enjoy.
Pursuant to Updated Shelter in Place Order, the City of Pacifica closed a number of public spaces.
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6/8 – City Council Meeting 7pm | 100% virtual. To participate in the meeting, join via zoom at, or call in by one of the numbers listed on the opening pages of the meeting's Agenda. Public comments can be made during the meeting via zoom. Written public comments for the record may be submitted in advance by 4:00pm on the meeting date by email to: and will be made part of the written record but will not be read verbally at the meeting. Further information for remote meeting participation and viewing options can be found in the meeting Agenda at

The primary method for observing and participating in the meeting is via the zoom link above or by calling into the zoom meeting by phone. However, there are alternative ways to watch the meeting: watch live on channel 26, at, or

6/9 – Economic Development Committee Meeting 6pm | 100% virtual. To join the meeting, access the Zoom Webinar at: By Phone, dial 1-669-900-6833 and enter the Webinar ID: 911 3741 7661. View the agenda here.

6/10 – Library Advisory Committee Meeting CANCELLED. See the notice here.

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

Other Committees & Commissions

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