Early next week, OBceans have a chance to show their support for the Ocean Beach Community Plan, a document that represents the blueprint for development and public facilities in OB, a plan that has been in existence for nearly 40 years, recently updated – and that has weathered an attack by the influential San Diego Planning Commission.
If you’ve followed the the twists and turns of the Community Plan Update process of last year, then you know of what I speak.
If you’re not certain of what all this means, a brief background is in order.
In 1976, the OB community plan was finally established and voted in by the San Diego City Council after years of the community battling the bureaucracy and wealthy elite who wished to turn OB into a tourist mecca. The new plan established the very first democratically-elected planning committee for a community in the history of San Diego. Today there are over fifty different planning committees throughout the city.