Port of San Diego Invites Public to November 1, 2018 Board Item on Port Master Plan Update; Environmental Justice Policy Considerations to be Discussed
Contact: Tanya Castaneda, (619) 686-6330, email@example.com
The Port of San Diego invites the public to attend the latest Board meeting during the drafting and discussion of the Port Master Plan Update (PMPU), which has been a priority project in 2017 and 2018, with extensive public outreach. The Board will be discussing policy considerations for environmental justice that would potentially be contained within an element of the PMPU.
Details of the upcoming public meeting:
- Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018: As part of a special meeting with multiple items on the agenda, the Board of Port Commissioners will hear a presentation and provide direction to staff on how environmental justice policy concepts might be incorporated into the PMPU. The meeting begins at 2 p.m. in the Port of San Diego Administration Building, 3165 Pacific Highway, San Diego 92101.
Environmental justice is defined by many state and federal agencies as “the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.” Environmental justice has been raised as an issue of interest during the Port Master Plan Update process. During the PMPU workshop held on December 5, 2017, questions and issues raised pointed to the need for a more focused discussion on the topic. Staff anticipates providing an update on recent actions by other state agencies on environmental justice, as well as presenting draft PMPU policy concepts to obtain feedback from the Board and the public.
The Board meeting will include opportunity for public comment and Board feedback on this topic.
The Port of San Diego has prioritized community outreach and engagement since the beginning of its Integrated Planning initiative in 2013, with numerous public events, stakeholder involvement opportunities and public meetings of the Board of Port Commissioners. The Integrated Planning initiative will culminate in the PMPU, which is currently being drafted. Continuing the award-winning outreach associated with this initiative, in 2017 the Port hosted 12 public Board Workshops and Open House events, where members of the public and stakeholders engaged with Port staff and Commissioners on the goals and policy concepts related to the Port Master Plan Update. The workshops have continued during 2018, as several policy topics were noted for needing additional discussion and feedback.
Agendas will be posted in advance of each Board meeting. Click here for agendas.
The subjects of discussion at each meeting are projected based on current information, and may change. For more information, including future public open houses and workshops, or to submit an online comment, visit portofsandiego.org/integrated-planning
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