OB Town Council Meets Tonight, Wed., May 27th

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in Culture, Environment, Media, Ocean Beach

The regular monthly public meeting of the OB Town Council is being held tonight, Wed., May 27th. It will be at the Masonic Center, at 1711 Sunset Cliffs Blvd, and begins at 7pm.

The featured speakers include concerned citizens who have asked the OBTC to consider a resolution on “U-T San Diego Local Community Values” advertising circulars that are wrapped in plastic bags and thrown onto the sidewalks, gutters, and streets of Ocean Beach every Friday.

The OB Town Council agreed to hear a presentation on this issue by resident and OBTC member Mary Tolena at our public meeting on May 27th.  Mary will present her findings, including:

  • Updated results of an online survey about residents’ opinions, this practice, the U-T, and its advertisers.  Results-to-date: over 95% are disinterested in the ads, and almost 80% are annoyed or angered by them (Preliminary OB Ad Circular Survey Results as of 5-11-15).
  • Prior media reports about efforts in other neighborhoods to stop this practice.
  • Evidence that this practice is bad for the U-T, its advertisers, the environment, and for city services.

Representatives the Union Tribune advertising department will be in attendance to address community concerns, and the OBTC has also invited reps from the City’s Environmental Services department to speak about this topic.

Other regular speakers include local leaders, political, business and SDPD law enforcement representatives, as well as members from all corners of the Ocean Beach community. Whether you’re a long-time OBcean or just want to learn more about OB, all are welcome!


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