New members for Peninsula Planning Board, area events discussed
by DAVE SCHWAB
Published - 03/28/19 - 09:05 AM | 1531 views | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend | print
In March, Peninsula Community Planning Board elected new members and were briefed on this summer’s 19th annual Point Loma Summer Concerts series and a new Liberty Station banner program.

Seven of 17 candidates, including incumbents chair Robert Goldyn (top vote getter) and Brad Herrin, were elected to the city advisory group’s board on March 21.

The election winners and their vote tallies were: Robert Goldyn, 227; Margaret Virissimo, 202; Korla Eaquinta, 194; Brad Herrin, 194; Mandy Havlik, 176; Eva Schmidt, 176; and Jesse Chandler Bensen, 158. There were three candidates with the same vote counts. Consequently, PCPB intends a recount of selected ballots of the tied candidates.

Outgoing board members Jerry Lohla, Joe Holasek and Patricia Clark (nine-year member) were given commendations by District 2 for their service.

Point Loma concerts

Kerri DeRosier, chairman of the board of the Point Loma Summer Concert series, revealed this year’s lineup.

“This is our 19th year and we’re digging deeper looking for sponsors,” said DeRosier noting concerts are pricey to stage.

“It costs more than $100,000 to put on these concerts paying for the bands, the stage, sound and lighting. It’s a big production that attracts 2,500 to 3,000 people. It’s a big deal – and a wonderful community tradition.”

The 2019 Point Loma summer concert lineup: July 12 – Fortunate Son, CCR cover band; July 19 – Band Overboard, yacht rock; July 26 – Full Strength Funk, Aug. 2 – Doctor Wu Steely Dan cover band; and Aug. 9 – Pine Mountain Logs.

Banner program

Laurie Albrecht of Liberty Station told PCPB about a new plan to put 40 to 50 banners on 15-foot-tall light poles throughout Liberty Station and on Rosecrans to support signature events like Taste of Liberty Station, Halloween and Salute The Season during Yuletide.

“This program has been in the development stages since the early 2000s and is part of the Master Sign Program approved by the City,” said Albrecht.

Board member Mark Krencik asked if a sunset clause could be put into the program.“We can ask that question,” replied Albrecht.

“Will these banners be just on light poles, and will they be up all year?” asked board member David Dick.

“Yes, just on light poles,” answered Albrecht. “The same banners will not be up all year, but will be rotated (for events/season).”

PCPB approved the banners with a letter, but attached a condition that the program be reviewed in five years.

In other action

• District 2 staffer Miller Saltzman announced Councilmember Jen Campbell will host her first Java With Jen community meet-up Saturday, April 13 at The Wine Pub/Coffee Hub at 2907 Shelter Island Drive, from 10 a.m. to noon.

“There will be lots of space inside and out and you can have a one-on-one conversation with the City Council member about whatever you want,” he said.

• Sandy Gade Algra continued her rounds of community planning groups lobbying for new legislation that would prohibit adults unaccompanied by children to be in designated children’s play areas. PCPB voted to draft a letter supporting her cause.

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