State Budget Includes $8.4 Million for Ocean Beach Pier ‘Renovation’

by on July 12, 2021 · 3 comments

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The California state budget signed recently by Gov. Gavin Newsom includes $8.4 million to the city of San Diego for the Ocean Beach Pier “renovation.”

Lawmakers are still ironing out details, but according to the Voice of San Diego – which made a list of what San Diego is set to get out of the budget so far – OB’s Pier will get some of that share.

We put renovation in quotes as many OBceans and others understand now that less than $9 million is just a drop in the bucket for what the OB Pier really needs. But, being on the positive side, it’s a start.

 

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sealintheSelkirks sealintheSelkirks July 14, 2021 at 9:48 pm

Hey Geoff, you gotta give the state bureaucrats a tiny bit of credit! At least they’re paying a little attention, right? And here’s more free cash to spread around for more of those famous ‘STUDIES!’ Not to be cynical or anything but based on past behavior I could see that happen.

In the meantime, we wait for an ‘event’ to happen which will make the entire problem moot. Florida high rise anyone? Make a big splash? Have a new concrete reef wave configuration like Kelly Slater’s perfectly machined wave? Of course having to dodge the rusting rebar sticking out in all directions might be kind of a bummer…

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Avatar Geoff Page July 15, 2021 at 2:59 pm

Well, with that kind of money, they can make temporary structural repairs so the closed part of the pier could be reopened. Ideally, while those repairs last, they will decide on a new pier or removing it. Or, like most politicians, band-aid it until they are on to the next office.

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Frank Gormlie Frank Gormlie July 15, 2021 at 1:49 pm

So…is OB raising money for the Pier or for a Veterans Plaza?

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