Tonight – Nov. 13: Future of Ocean Beach to Be Decided by New Community Plan – Your Community Needs Your Voice and Participation

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Tonight – Wednesday, November 13th –  there is a Town Hall meeting, hosted by the OB Planning Board looking for community residents to voice their opinions and thoughts on the new draft Community Plan for the community.

The Planning Board will be there – and so will city staff – all to listen to the people and residents of OB on any and all aspects of the draft plan that has been in the works for over a decade now.

It may be one of the most important town hall meetings for Ocean Beach in recent memory. The brand new draft community plan for OB – a document that will decide the next 30 years of Ocean Beach – is on the table.

The Town Hall meeting is at the Masonic Center, located at 1711 Sunset Cliffs Boulevard, with the cross-street of Santa Cruz Avenue, and begins at 6 pm.

This is what Board Chair Tom Gawronski states in his public agenda:

The Ocean Beach Planning Board is seeking input on the OB Community Plan. Interested individuals should be prepared to give statements on what changes they would like to see to the Final Plan. The OB Planning Board will take into consideration suggested changes at their next general meeting on December 4th, 2013.

The OBPB says – and we agree – that: “This will be a great opportunity to give public comment directly to the Planning Board and City Staff.”

Since the Board will take up the comments, suggestions, and changes requested at their next monthly meeting on December 4th, it is very unlikely that there will be any Board action Wednesday night. Instead, it will be a night of listening by board members and professional staffers employed by the City of San Diego.

For How to Access the Community Plan:

The Community Plan, Environmental Impact Report, and Financing Plan went public Friday the 5th of October.

You can find a hard copy at the OB Library, and digital copy on the OB Planning Board web site; :

or the City’s Web site

Please forward all public comments to Theresa Millette at You can submit to the OBPB web site and the Planning Board will make sure Theresa gets the comments.


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Old Hermit Dave November 13, 2013 at 12:52 pm

Be interesting if anyone who agrees with me about having a big Holiday in January called “Thank the Rainmakers Day”. Everyone I talk to agrees that had the 1916 flood not wiped out Wonderland, these old houses and Small business would be gone and this would be the Anaheim of San Diego.


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