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We appealed the decision of the Unified Port of San Diego regarding their issuance of a Coastal Development Permit (CDP) for the North Embarcadero Visionary Plan (NEVP) due to unresolved five-year-old seismic and parking issues.

The California Coastal Commission will be hearing our appeal next Wednesday, April 13, 2011 in Santa Barbara. The solution we are recommending is that the Coastal Commission reconvenes the 2006 Coronado Tunnel Technical Advisory Panel (TAP) headed by Caltrans, with Berkeley and Caltech engineers, to confirm or deny the presence of active faulting in the North Embarcadero area as part of the upcoming and ongoing Port Master Plan Amendment (PMPA).

San Diego wastes millions of taxpayer dollars by constructing subsurface utilities across active fault lines, without designing the public utilities to take the expected deformation of one inch every 12 years.

Currently the city, CCDC, and the port are hiding scientific evidence of active faulting in the North Embarcadero. Please read our solutions to force local government agencies to start following state seismic laws.

Comments good and bad are appreciated.

Katheryn Rhodes lives in Ocean Beach.

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