Flagship Cruises & Events, a longstanding tenant of the Port of San Diego, has continued to make great headway with its environmental initiatives. Flagship provides harbor tours, ferry services, whale watching, jet boat thrill rides, charters and dinner cruises along San Diego Bay.
Two years ago, Flagship invested $2.1 million in the development of a new facility on Port tidelands, which includes a shore power system. The system allows Flagship's 11 vessels to plug into on-shore electricity while docked, eliminating the need to run diesel engines. This reduces the emission of excess greenhouse gases into the air.
A second public outreach meeting for the Port of San Diego's Lane Field South Hotel Project is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. The meeting will be held in the Training Room of the Port's Administration Building, 3165 Pacific Highway, San Diego. [map].
The proposed hotel is being developed by LPP Lane Field, LLC (LLP). LPP is the managing partner of the group developing the Lane Field North Hotel, currently under construction on the north portion of the Lane Field site.
The Port of San Diego is hosting a public outreach meeting seeking input for changes to parking meters along the downtown waterfront. The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. and will be held in the Training Room at the Port Administration Building located at 3165 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101.
The public outreach meeting is being held in advance of an April 14, 2015 Board of Port Commissioners meeting, where the Board will discuss and make decisions on the following agenda items:
- Parking Meter Pilot Program update and smart meter trial results
- Port parking code amendments to make the Pilot Program changes long-term for 520 metered parking spaces within the North Embarcadero, Tuna Harbor and Ruocco Park, and establish a per hour range of rates from $1.00 - $2.50 for these meters only
- California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requirements for amendment of Port parking codes
- Transfer of funds request for the Board to approve fiscal year 2015 purchase of 520 smart meters and sensors