Restrooms near Dog Beach need to be demolished and it will take 18 months to replace – meanwhile 10 portable toilets set up. The city is leasing them for $1,341 per month.
By Helen Gao/ Union-Tribune / September 17, 2009
OCEAN BEACH — For the second time in 18 months, San Diego’s history of putting off maintenance to save money has caught up with it, resulting in the sudden closure of a public building due to safety concerns.
A restroom building on a popular stretch of sand in Ocean Beach has been fenced off because the roof is falling apart.
The restrooms in question are near Dog Beach at the end of Brighton Avenue, where the sand is often occupied by people playing volleyball and the water by surfers.
City officials plan to demolish the structure and build a replacement in 18 months. Meanwhile, the public will have to use portable restrooms. 10 portable toilets have been set up. The city is leasing them for $1,341 per month.
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