Editor: Channel 10News ran a story about some Ocean Beach residents who live in condos on the cliffs now want a seawall to be built to halt the spread of erosion, and that they are appealing to the City Council for financial assistance. These residents reside in a building that was developed right on the fabled, beautiful cliffs in southern OB – cliffs that many in the community want to preserve in their natural state. Environmentalists in the Seventies tried to prevent these condos from even being built because of the dangerous proximity to the cliff edge. Activists tried to warn condo purchasers then that the erosion of the cliffs is stead and unrepentant. Recent storms have brought the reality of a steady erosion to the attention of these current residents.
OB Beachfront Homes Threatened By Erosion – Residents Say They Want A New Seawall Built
by 10News.com / November 15, 2010
SAN DIEGO — Ocean Beach residents who are worried their beachfront homes will slide into the ocean took their concerns to San Diego City Council.
“It just keeps digging more and more underneath,” said Edward Teitel, who’s lived at the Oceanus Condos for 10 years, fears one day, his complex will crash into the ocean below. “Unless there’s a wall, these units are gone.”
The situation worsened after the seawall that should have lasted 30 years took a beating from last winter’s storms. All 13 residents want to do something before it is too late, so they went before City Council and requested they be allowed to start what is called a Geologic Hazard Abatement District, or GHAD. GHAD is supposed to streamline the process to raise the estimated $800,000 to build a new and stronger seawall.
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