City of Imperial Beach's Open Air Open House Draws around 200 Guests
Oct 02, 2016 03:30PM
● By Paul Spear
The City of Imperial Beach's Open Air Open House Drew an Estimated 200 Guests last Thursday up from last Year's Estimated 150 Guests.The weather was perfect for the City of Imperial Beach's "Open Air Open House" and the attendance grew to about 200 versus an estimated 150 the year before. Although the City was hoping for a larger turnout per an undisclosed source, They did continue to grow year over year and they believe once the new library opens and the park gets used more that the crowd will continue to grow at a better rate. Per my source I was told that the city employees like having a place that is so close to their offices. He also said it is in their plans to try and use Veterans Park for more city events, especially after the new Imperial Beach Library opens this Fall.
Besides departments from the City being represented their were representatives on hand from the MTA, San Diego Habitat for Humanity, Imperial Beach Chamber of Commerce, Californian America Water and more.
In talking to an undisclosed resident they said that they felt with the recent events of the newly proposed hotel at 9th and Palm and the "Welcoming Proclamation" (that has since been rescinded) that they community is developing a mistrust of the elected local city government and had an effect on the size of the crowd.