Update on Struggle to keep Bahia Point Public

posted by Dwight Arnold -

Those of you who follow my morning show, know that I have been supporting those who are trying to keep part of Mission Bay waterfront public. There is an effort to take away the beach access and adjacent public parking at Bahia Point with a hotel expansion. This would take public access to one of the only beaches down in Mission Bay where you can unload a kayak or paddle board within 100 yards of the water. 

The following is the most recent update from one of the activists trying to help keep those public beaches public:

Gary Cannon 

Bahia Update: I just wanted to let everyone know that I spoke during the City Council's public comment period this morning and provided them a copy of a position paper I finished last week: 

http://keepmissionbaypublic.org/media/Bahia_Hotel_Opposition_Paper.pdf

In addition, Greg Knight, Miriam Kirshner and I spoke during last week's Coastal Commission public comment period alerting them to the controversy and the odd way the City is processing the project. I believe the Real Estate Assets Dept. is working on the Lease Amendment and the Planning Dept. is continuing to work on the environmental CEQA document. 

As far as we know, City action on this project is not imminent, but we are checking agendas weekly. Please continue to write letters, emails and, if you can, speak during the City Council's general comment period to alert them to your concerns. Also, please keep documenting your use of Bahia Point with photographs and share them on this Facebook site. If you have more questions feel free to Facebook private message me or Greg Knight. Thanks!

Thanks to Greg and Gary for their efforts on behalf of all of us!

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