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Port of San Diego to Host National City Bayfront Community Meeting

As a port of communities and as part of our commitment to keep the public informed, the Port of San Diego is hosting a community meeting to update residents and stakeholders on the Port’s many projects, programs, and investments on, in, and around the National City Bayfront. The meeting will be led by Vice Chair Sandy Naranjo, National City’s appointee to the Port of San Diego Board of Port Commissioners.

The National City Bayfront has commercial recreation, public access opportunities, including a waterfront park, boat launch, playground, picnic areas, and an event space, and is home to the most efficient auto-processing cargo terminal on the West Coast. 

“It brings me immense joy to share updates with the community and stakeholders on numerous projects they have advocated for for years,” said Vice Chair Sandy Naranjo, Port of San Diego Board of Port Commissioners. “The improvements to Pepper Park, electrification efforts at the National City Marine Terminal, and other public access improvements are for everyone who lives, works, and plays on and around the National City Bayfront.”

The Port of San Diego is investing millions of dollars in the National City Bayfront. Updates include electrification efforts at the National City Marine Terminal, which includes the addition of shore power, which allows vessels to use electricity while at berth instead of running their diesel engines. Other new projects include the following:

  • Pepper Park improvements
  • Clean air and electrification projects
  • Free Ride Around National City, or FRANC, a free shuttle program by Circuit and the City of National City with funding support from the Port 
  • National City Balanced Plan
  • Tidelands Activation Programs (TAP)
  • And more!

The meeting will be open to the public and will take place on August 9, 2023 at 6 p.m. at the ILWU Local 29 Hall. To ensure accessibility to the information provided at the meeting, Spanish and Tagalog interpreters will be available.





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.