Save Bahia Point Park

Above: Bahia Point Park, Kayakers approaching park, public parking to be eliminated under Bill Evans’ proposed Bahia Hotel expansion plan

Breaking: Councilmember Zapf leads vote to privatize most public land holdings in Sports Arena District.  Of the over 1300 acres of land in the district, 2 % will be turned into a park.  The plan is to leave a 30 acre park, the Sports Arena and some of the Sports Area’s parking lot as public land.  The 30 acres is less than more than 100 acres of city owned land which is not part of the Sports Arena complex, which is also city owned land.

The OBRag provides one of the better introductory analysis of the issue.

Thank you! to all who have called the Jen Campbell campaign.  They are hearing the message.  Though they still don’t understand that it’s not that Campbell is a great candidate. It’s that Zapf needs to be relieved for cause for compromising our coast.

Q: Who put out the Bahia point flyer?

A: small group of longtime coastal activists. They have focused on fighting to preserve coastal public land for parks and the enjoyment of all of us.

For the past 25 years there has been a constant assault on our lands with significant losses of our land despite community efforts.

Q: Why did you flyer?

A: To reverse the loss of our public owned coastal land to hoteliers and developers.

We the people own the land along ocean and beach and bay beaches.

These resources are like an online bank account that are constantly being raided through an electronic backdoor virus by nefarious actors.

Our purpose is to do everything possible to not allow this to continue.

Q: Why is the Bahia Point Park issue critical?

The land belongs to us, “We the People.”.

The Bahia expansion would set multiple bad legal precedents if unchallenged.

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Q: What is your long term objective?

A: To create a world-class great waterfront park focused on water and beach access, recreation and sports. A great San Diego park encompassing both bays would take advantage of our perfect outdoor weather to get back on the cutting edge of surf culture and other California invented water-land sporting adventures.

In one summer alone, the Mission Beach Boardwalk was flooded with next-generation skateboards, mountain bikes and in-line skates.

There no reason we cannot create a great park rivaling these other cities:

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San Francisco’s 80,000 acre Golden Gate National Recreation Area

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Chicago’s Tidelands: Grant Park.  Created by the greatest legal decision regarding Tidelands use.

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Santa Barbara which chose to keep its waterfront open and accessible to everyone.

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Or another city that San Diego has been compared to, Vancouver Canada.

Or even Wilmington California.

Q: What is special about the Tidelands?

A: They are owned by “We the People”. Not the state.

Q: How radically cool can we make our coastal experience

A: The key is creating a park you can get lost in.

Q: Why is our San Diego Council District 2 critical to the coast?

A: It sets precedent for California.

Q: How do I get involved?

Beyond voting for Campbell on November 6, spread the word. Join our effort to create a vast recreational waterside park.

Q: Who are the raiders of our public land bank?

A: The local and state government – for the benefit of campaign contributors and special interests.

Q: What is the new motive behind the theft?

A: In-fill development to generate revenue for elected officials’ pensions.

Q: What role does Sacramento play in the theft of the coast?

A: They are weakening  environmental protection (CEQA) and disempowering  local land use authority.