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Emergency Preparedness & Safety Commission

The Emergency Preparedness & Safety Commission recommends and advises the city council on programs and activities related to emergency preparedness. Additionally, the commission sits as the appellate body for appeals relating to abandoned/ inoperable vehicle abatement, vehicles parked 72 hours or more and appeals of staff decisions relating to traffic safety issues. The current commissioners' terms are set to expire on March 1, 2013.

Current Commissioners

Evelyn Taverna
Frank Erbacher
Patrick Chiechi, Chair
Rhonda Shaw
Debra Johnson
Gregor Blackburn, Vice-Chair
Jeanne Salisbury
Ex-Officio Commissioners

Stephen Mahaley
John Schultz
Ray Avila
Michael Yee
Karen Ervin


Tsunami Video
Courtesy of San Diego County OES

SMC Alert Network
Pacifica provides its residents with the ability to participate in the county alert system known as SMC Alert. The program allows participates to receive automatic notifcations to their computers, cell phones or any device capable of receiving email on such things as utility outages, road closures and weather warnings. For more information and to sign up, visit www.smcalert.info.

San Mateo County Office of Emergency Services
There are a variety of services available from San Mateo County. For more information, visit www.smcready.org.

United States Department of Homeland Security
In addition, there are more resources available from www.ready.gov.

CERT Training
The Pacifica Police Department is offering another session of Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training at the Pacifica Police Department. You can sign up on line with the following link: http://www.cityofpacifica.org/depts/police/natural_disasters/cert.asp

Emergency Preparedness & Safety Commission Meetings
The Pacifica Emergency Preparedness & Safety Commission meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 6:00pm in the front conference room of the police station located at 2075 Coast Highway in Pacifica.

Archived Agendas and Minutes

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