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Economic Development Committee

Committee Info

Staff Liaison:
Yulia Carter
Chief Financial Sustainability Officer
email: ycarter@pacifica.gov
T: 650-738-7402

General Inquiries
Economic Development Division
email: econdev@ci.pacifica.ca.us



Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 6:00 PM

Zoom Meeting Link:  https://zoom.us/j/94123660482

Dial-In By Phone:  669-900-6833  ||  Webinar ID:  941 2366 0482

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this Committee Meeting will not be physically open to the public and Committee members, Council liaisons and staff will be video/teleconferencing into the meeting consistent with the Governor's Executive Orders which suspend certain requirements of the Brown Act and the Orders of the Health Officer of San Mateo County to shelter in place.
The public may participate in the meeting via the Zoom link / access information provided in the Meeting Agenda. 


Committee Meeting Times/Locations:

The Economic Development Committee meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. at the Pacifica Police Department located at 2075 Pacific Coast Highway, unless otherwise noted.

Committee Purpose/Objectives:

The Economic Development Committee exists to support the development of current local businesses and their interface with the City of Pacifica, improve aging business districts, and bring new businesses to Pacifica. 

The objectives of the committee are to:  

  1. Work with the Economic Development Program, the community and visitors in the identification of new businesses that fill a neighborhood business market gap; 
  2. Provide a forum for exchanging ideas, education, information, and addressing the business and economic needs of the business community and its residents and visitors; and 
  3. Reach out to the business community, residents, and visitors to promote business development and support the implementation of the City’s Economic Development Plan.

Economic Development Committee Workplan FY2019-20:

The Economic Development Committee (EDC) was created by resolution in May 2009 to support the development and attraction of businesses to Pacifica. In February 2019, the EDC began formulating its workplan for FY2019-20, outlining goals and objectives of the committee including community outreach for City planning efforts, providing visitor-serving information on Pacifica events and activities, and outreach to the business community for new and current Pacifica businesses. The Pacifica City Council approved the EDC workplan for FY2019-20 on April 22, 2019, and revised the purpose and objectives of the EDC to align with City Council goals and priorities

Economic Development Committee Workplan FY 2019-20

Committee Members:





Term Expires

Matthew Dougherty





Daisy Fong

Vice Chair




Archie Judan

Committee Member

Pacifica Chamber of Commerce



Beth Lemke

Committee Member



Grace Sobieski Committee Member   sobieskig@ci.pacifica.ca.us 10/31/2021
Sean Thompson Committee Member   thompsons@ci.pacifica.ca.us 10/31/2023
Vacant Committee Member     10/31/2024
Jim Heldberg Committee Member   heldbergj@ci.pacifica.ca.us 10/31/2021
Vacant Committee Member     10/31/2023


Committee Staff and Council Liaisons:






Yulia Carter

Staff Liaison

Chief Financial Sustainability Officer



Sue Beckmeyer

City Council Liaison

City Council Member


Mike O'Neill City Council Liaison City Council Member o'neillm@ci.pacifica.ca.us  


Other Economic Development Documents and Items of Interest:

Starting a Business in Pacifica: a How To Guide

Additional Resources and Agencies to Contact When Starting a Business in Pacifica

 See our Economic Development web page here.


Agenda/Minutes Archive:

Archived Agendas

Archived Minutes

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