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Posted: Thursday, July 25, 2019 4:59 pm

Thanks to City Council’s request to the Port District staff for a meeting on July 15 in Coronado, residents had an opportunity to learn Port staff’s suggestions for redevelopment of the Coronado Tidelands. Hundreds of residents turned out to learn and ask over 1.5 hours of questions. It was very clear that none of the residents supported the Port vision.

The next day at the Coronado City Council meeting, Mayor Bailey said the City Council would “be the tip of the spear” to lobby the Port and go to Port Commission meetings etc, but the grassroots efforts of the Coronado residents would be essential for all of us to be together in letting the Port know what Coronado residents wanted for their town. Thank you Mayor!

Councilman Donovan expressed the importance of the planning principals in the Coronado Tidelands Overlay Zone (TOZ) and Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Port. He stated “It is an important today as it was 30 years ago,” when citizens gave input via a citizens initiative on planning standards for the Tidelands.

Blair King, City Manager acknowledged in a “blue sheeted” response to a residents email (that was available at the council meeting) “It appears if needed, the model of cooperation that was used to develop an accepted land use plan could be restored and employed again.”

If concerned you can send a letter or email the Port at: PMPU@portofsandiego.org

Deadline is Wednesday, July 31.

This issue is big neighbors!

Thank you

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