An architectural rendering of a proposed Barrio Logan community sign has been developed through a collaborative public process and was presented to the Board of Port Commissioners on Tuesday, March 5, 2013.
The Port of San Diego is acting as the sponsor for the project, in partnership with SANDAG, Caltrans, and the City of San Diego. San Diego City Councilman David Alvarez attended the meeting and publicly expressed his support for the sign, saying it would be a source of community pride.
The Port of San Diego has received a Climate Leadership Award from the Environmental Protection Agency for its efforts to address climate change.
The award, for Organizational Leadership, was announced on Thursday, February 28, 2013 and presented at the Climate Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. The Port of San Diego is only one of four local governments nationwide to be recognized by the EPA's Center for Corporate Climate Leadership.
The Port of San Diego's Public Art office has announced Randy Walker is the selected artist for "WRAP," a new public art project designed to encourage artistic investigation of Port tidelands in the development of a temporary artwork.
Walker will develop a temporary, multi-site artwork for the Port's maritime terminals, Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal in San Diego and National City Marine Terminal, that creatively reveals, through a wrapping approach, some aspect of the working port while providing a unique visual experience for both pedestrians, vehicular and/or waterside traffic.
At its monthly board meeting on February 12, 2013, the Board of Port Commissioners approved a non-appealable coastal development permit to bring shore power to the marine terminal, located on San Diego's waterfront.
Reducing emissions using shore power benefits local air quality, with the community of Barrio Logan being the closest impacted neighborhood.