The city of San Diego’s Parks and Recreation Department is seeking approval from the California Coastal Commission for a permit application to erect a year-round 20-foot viewing guideline distance rope from the seals with a three-foot public access, guaranteed in perpetuity along the east wall, at Children’s Pool Beach. This is the identical guideline that is currently up Dec. 15 to May 15 each year (pupping season). The City Council approved the guideline rope in 2010. The California Coastal Commission is meeting July 11 to 13 in San Diego County. Appearance in person at the meeting for this agenda item as well as letters mailed to the California Coastal Commission lends your valuable support to the City.

Send a letter right now just saying “I support the City of San Diego’s year-round rope permit application File 6-11-078” and mail to:

File 6-11-978

California Coastal Commission

7575 Metropolitan Dr, Suite 103

San Diego CA 92108-4421

Letters must be mailed by the USPS and received by June 15 in time for the Coastal Commission staff to include them in the file sent to the commissioners prior to the meeting.

The California Coastal Commission has received more than 400 letters from separate individuals in support of the city of San Diego’s year-round rope permit application, including our local candidate for mayor, Congressman Bob Filner.

Please help the city of San Diego’s Park and Recreation Department to install this visual viewing guideline with three-foot access along the east wall of the Children’s Pool Beach in La Jolla in perpetuity now.

Jane Reldan is family practice physician in La Jolla, on the clinical faculty of medicine at UC San Diego and a La Jolla Friends of the Seals docent.


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Dagny Salas

Dagny Salas was web editor at Voice of San Diego from 2010 to 2013. She was an investigative fellow at VOSD from 2009 to 2010.

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