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Dear Port Of San Diego

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Posted: Friday, August 9, 2019 11:02 am

The purpose of the San Diego Unified Port District is to hold and manage our tidelands properties for the good of all San Diego County residences.

To serve this purpose the San Diego Unified Port District has developed many good projects along the bay tidelands in the north end of San Diego Bay and created at least 7 new parks and beaches which the public and family’s use to access and enjoy the Bay.

However, the same cannot be said about the South Bay Area of San Diego Bay. It is clear to the most casual observer that environmental injustice has somehow embedded itself in the San Diego Unified Port’s District Master Plan and land use polices. 

The people of the South San Diego Bay (inclusive of Imperial Beach) should have the same types and quality of tidelands improvements and access as the North San Diego Bay.

In the California State Constitution, the right to access our Beaches and Bays is guaranteed. It is an inalienable right of every citizen rich or poor.

This access inalienable right means that it cannot be taken away nor traded to any environmental group, developer, Public Agency or private group.

Unfortunately, the San Diego Unified Ports District Master Plan clearly takes away the access rights of South San Diego Bay Citizens and does not have the same level of infrastructure investment or projects which equally provide the recreational activities as the North end of San Diego Bay.

This Port District master plan must be rejected and a new land use plan developed with the Citizens of Chula Vista, Coronado, Imperial Beach, National City and South San Diego needs to be produced.

Respectfully

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