June 8, 2023
Final Reports
San Mateo Courts - Civil Grand Jury 2000 Final Report: Pacifica Police Department Status Report

1999 Grand Jury Recommendations:

The 1999 Grand Jury reviewed a report that was commissioned by the City of Pacifica, toured the local police department facilities, and interviewed department personnel. The grand jury found that the building currently used for communications and administration and constructed in 1908 is structurally faulty, does not meet current federal and state standards for emergency services facilities, and does not comply with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The grand jury also found that the building does not meet many requirements of the State of California Uniform Building and Health and Safety Codes. Therefore, the 1999 grand jury recommended that the Pacifica City Council secure funding for a new police facility that meets all federal and state emergency facilities requirements and that the 2000-2001 Grand Jury monitor the status of funding for the facility.

The 2000-2001 Grand Jury compliments the Pacifica City Council, other city officials, and the Citizens Organized for a Police Station for securing pledges of approximately $6.3 million from state and local sources to replace the building that housed the city's emergency services and police administrative offices. It is the city manager's belief that this will provide sufficient funding to complete the needed construction. It is also noted that architectural and the necessary environmental studies have been initiated and that the groundbreaking for the facility is anticipated as soon as the environmental review process is complete.

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