The Pacifica Progressive Alliance exists to make our town socially just and environmentally sustainable and to support the work of Pacificans in furthering those ideals outside the bounds of the city.
PACIFICA CITY COUNCIL CONSIDERS PILOT PARKING PERMITS
WED 7/15/20 6 PM (See City website)
******CALL IN SUPPORT*****
Call to support the Pilot Parking Permit Program for Pacifica’s homeless in motorhomes. The pilot, drafted by Resource Center Director Anita Rees and Pacifica faith leaders, was created after feedback from the Task Force forum in November. The pilot incorporates serious concerns from the community on safety and public health as well the City’s concerns for cost.
The program provides vetted participants waste/trash management, life staples, and case management to work toward stable housing. The budget does not draw from Pacifica’s general fund.
Pacifica’s homeless are 5 times more likely to be exposed and become seriously ill with COVID 19 - we have had homeless COVID deaths in the County. Safe parking will save lives.
Pacifica’s homeless have strong ties with the community, are our working poor, and, in increasing numbers, are over age 50.
The pilot is a solution for reducing homelessness by helping the homeless find housing.
By providing hygiene services, homeless are reducing risk of COVID transmission and therefore increase safety for us all.
Other communities recently embraced Safe Parking programs or pilots: East Palo Alto, Redwood City, San Jose, Mountain View, Oakland, San Francisco, Santa Rosa
San Mateo County is committed to zero homeless
San Mateo County’s Healthcare for the Homeless and Farmworkers Health Program endorses safe parking
Get Healthy San Mateo suggests increasing evidence that sense of community promotes health. Displacement from Pacifica breaks bonds to family/friends, work, church, school, and health providers.
Dear Pacifica Progressive Alliance member,
We want to invite you to get involved with the PPA and with its member groups.
The next PPA General meetings will be held on April 24, July 25, and Oct. 23. PPA General Meetings start at 7:00 pm and are held in the Sharp Park Library.
Below is information on how to get involved with any of the groups in PPA.
Pacifica Peace People
Please join us for one of our monthly meetings on the second Wednesday of (almost) each month. Potluck at 6:00 p.m., meeting at 7:00 p.m. Bring food you can share.
Please contact Linda Peebles to get directions and to make sure the meeting is still on. We welcome all who want to create a culture of peace in Pacifica!
The Pacifica Climate Committee
Meets approximately once a month. For information on dates and places please contact Cynthia Kaufman.
Pacificans for Highway 1 Alternatives (PH1A)
PH1A is not currently meeting because we achieved our main goal of stopping Caltrans’ Highway 1 widening project. Although the group is not active, we are not disbanding. The Steering Committee is keeping track of local developments in case we need to become active again on related issues. We are not encouraging new members or contacts at this time.
Pacifica Social Justice
Meets every other Sunday from 7-9pm. For information on the dates and location, please contact us.
Pacifica Community Resources & Services
Pacifica City Hall
170 Santa Maria Ave 738-73144
Pacifica Community Center
540 Crespi Drive
Pacifica Community Center
A multi-service center for senior
with social programs & activities
Lunch program: Mon-Fri at noon
Pacifica Resource Center
A human services agency that assist persons in need of emergency food, shelter, rent assistance, etc. All services are free and confidential.
For pre-school to school age children
Subsidized & full-cost tuition
Covid-19 Call Center 2-1-1
Sharp Park Branch Sanchez Branch
104 Hilton Way 1111 Terra Nova Blvd
Tenants Rights Hotline
No Migra. (203) 666-4772
-Legal Aid of San Mateo County 650-517-8911
-Community Legal Services of
East Palo Alto
City Council Members
Mayor Deirdre Martin, 215-806-8217
Mayor pro Tem, Sue Beckmeyer,
Councilmember Mary Bier,
Councilmember Mike O’Neill,o’firstname.lastname@example.org 650-302-2470
Councilmember Sue Vaterlaus, 650-291-0470
City Council: 2nd & 4th Monday of the month 7 PM at 2212 Beach Blvd, 2nd floor