Ocean Beach Mobilizes for City Council Show-Down on Tuesday, July 29th

by on July 28, 2014 · 3 comments

in California, Civil Rights, Culture, Economy, Environment, History, Ocean Beach, San Diego

One of those special OB sunsets that remind you of how special OB is. That’s why we need to keep it the way it is. (Photo by Jim Grant, 2010.)

You can tell something is happening in Ocean Beach by the number of emails fluttering around OB’s cyberspace.

For instance, the OB Town Council is sending out their email announcements calling on members of their group and supporters of their “Respect OB” campaign to attend tomorrow’s City Council hearing on the Community Plan.

The OBTC says:

Do you love Ocean Beach? Do you want to protect our small-scale character? Do you want to prevent bulky over-development?

Then heed this call to action!

Step 1: Sign the online petition to protect the small-scale character of Ocean Beach

Step 2: Mobilize your friends, neighbors, patrons, customers, and family to ATTEND THE CITY COUNCIL HEARING and stand in support of the Ocean Beach Community Plan and our small-scale community character! The hearing takes place on Tuesday, July 29th at 2pm at City Hall.

We need strength in numbers so bring everyone and wear blue to show solidarity for the OB Community Plan!

The future of OB hangs in peril – step up to defend our community and TAKE ACTION!

The Online Petition referred to currently has over 380 signatures! (As of 10:45am 7/28)

Friends of the OB Library are doing likewise, sending out emails to their members and network. They’ve sent out a clarion call themselves:

Dear Ocean Beach Friends of the Library,
Gretchen Newsom, President of the OB Town Council and a loyal members of the Ocean Beach Friends of the Library, has issued a clarion call for OB residents to rally for the Ocean Beach Community Plan, which protects our unique OB quality of life. I urge you to read her letter thoughtfully and to participate as much as you are able.
Thanks for your support!
Judy Collier, President
Ocean Beach Friends of the Library

Activists like Gio Ingolia, Mike James and Kathy Blavatt are sending out reminders to their friends and email networks attend the Council hearing – there’s an RSVP facebook page here – and 78 have stated their commitment to attend (as of this writing).

Plus Gio and Kathy sent out a link to a recent Voice of San Diego article by Andrew Keatts on what’s happening – and finally other media is getting it right!

And of course, the main way OBceans have mobilized is by circulating and signing the Petition in support of the OB Community Plan. Organizers are closing in on 4,000 signatures.


{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Frank Gormlie July 28, 2014 at 2:08 pm

This beautiful sunset pic from OB by Jim Grant is to help get you down to the City Council hearing Tues at 2pm.


obracer July 29, 2014 at 7:34 pm

Or else we may never have a great sunset in O.B. ?


Andy Yoshinaga August 3, 2014 at 9:13 pm

That’s right, obracer. Once they take our “small-scale community character”, the sunsets are sure to follow!


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