I am writing to urge you to please deny the appeal and approve the city of San Diego’s site development permit application for the year-round rope at Children’s Pool Beach.
The seals are treasured by many residents, tourists and visitors to the area, and once they are gone, they cannot be replaced.
We must do what we can to protect them and putting up a year-round rope is a very limited restriction on the beach and leaves swimmers with many options.
As you will recall, the City Council approved the year-round rope on May 17, 2010 by a supermajority vote. The mayor also signed this resolution, and the California Coastal Commission gave their unanimous approval on July 11.
Given these facts, I strongly hope the Planning Commissioners will deny the appeal and approve the year-round rope.
— Jill Marsal, San Diego
Keep the year-round rope at Children’s Pool
I do hope that the San Diego Planning Commission approves the city of San Diego’s site development permit application for the year-round rope at Children’s Pool at the meeting on Sept. 27.
The San Diego City Council app-roved the year-round rope and the mayor signed this resolution. The California Coastal Commission gave their approval, as well.
I only ask that the San Diego Planning Commission also approves the year-round rope to protect the seals.
— Sara Ohara, San Diego