Port of San Diego Announces Community Discussion Series on the Future of San Diego Bay
Contact: Brianne Mundy Page, 619.348.1518, email@example.com
Public Events Offer Opportunities to Review the Discussion Draft of the Port Master Plan Update with Port Staff
The Port of San Diego invites the public to a series of Community Discussions regarding the future of San Diego Bay and the surrounding waterfront. The events, all to be held in June at four locations throughout San Diego County, offer an opportunity to San Diego-area residents who enjoy the bayfront to learn about the Discussion Draft of the Port Master Plan Update (PMPU) and the process for providing input.
The Discussion Draft of the PMPU is a major milestone for the Integrated Planning effort and is now available for public review. It includes and addresses allowable uses and activities, future development, and management of water and land within the Port’s jurisdiction on San Diego Bay by providing a mix of goals, policies and standards supported by written narratives, figures and tables. The goals and policy concepts in the document were drafted with review and input by the public, stakeholders and Board of Port Commissioners. To view the Discussion Draft online, visit portofsandiego.org/pmpu.
The Community Discussions are part of a 90-day public review period that ends July 31, 2019.
The events, titled - “The Future of San Diego Bay: A Community Discussion” - will all begin at 5:30 p.m. with a presentation on the process of drafting the Port Master Plan Update and an overview of the Discussion Draft. Attendees will then be able to ask questions of the Port’s planning staff to help understand and navigate the Discussion Draft’s contents and how to provide written comment.
“The Future of San Diego Bay: A Community Discussion” event schedule (all to be held from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.):
- June 6: Port of San Diego Administration Building, 3165 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101
- June 12: La Mesa Community Center, 4975 Memorial Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942
- June 20: Palomar College Rancho Bernardo Education Center, 11111 Rancho Bernardo Road, San Diego, CA 92127
- June 27: Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve, 301 Caspian Way, Imperial Beach, CA 91932
Light refreshments will be provided. For a full schedule of events with detailed information and to learn how to provide written comment on the PMPU Discussion Draft, visit portofsandiego.org/pmpu.
ABOUT THE INTEGRATED PLANNING PORT MASTER PLAN UPDATE
Launched in 2013, Integrated Planning will ensure a holistic, thoughtful and balanced approach to future land and water uses on San Diego Bay for generations to come, codified in a Port Master Plan Update. The Port has prioritized community outreach and engagement through numerous public events, stakeholder involvement opportunities and public meetings of the Board of Port Commissioners. Since 2013, the Port has hosted nearly 50 public meetings and events, including Board meetings and workshops, where members of the public and stakeholders engaged with and provided feedback to Port staff and Commissioners on the PMPU process, proposed land and water uses, goals and policy concepts for the PMPU. The award-winning outreach associated with this initiative continues with the Discussion Draft of the PMPU, now undergoing a 90-day public review period until July 31, 2019.
About THE Port of San Diego
The Port of San Diego serves the people of California as a specially created district, balancing multiple uses on 34 miles along San Diego Bay spanning five cities. Collecting no tax dollars, the Port manages a diverse portfolio to generate revenues that support vital public services and amenities.
The Port champions Maritime, Waterfront Development, Public Safety, Experiences and Environment, all focused on enriching the relationship people and businesses have with our dynamic waterfront. From cargo and cruise terminals to hotels and restaurants, from marinas to museums, from 22 public parks to countless events, the Port contributes to the region’s prosperity and remarkable way of life on a daily basis.