The California Coastal Commission unanimously approved the Ocean Beach Community Plan, with modifications, on Thursday, August 13, 2015. Members of community came out in force to show support, and the City of San Diego and the Coastal Commission were able to reach amicable compromises on most of their policy disagreements (see the Community Plan page for details).
However, some sticking points still remain between the City and the Coastal Commission, and before the new plan actually goes into effect, the San Diego City Council must decide whether to accept the Coastal Commission’s modified version of the Community Plan. It is possible that the plan could remain in its current state of “limbo” while the remaining points of contention are negotiated. City staff say they hope to bring the plan to the City Council in October.
Overall it was another successful day for Ocean Beach and the OB Community Plan, and we thank everyone who pitched in their support. Stay tuned for more updates as we cross the finish line.