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Port of San Diego Releases Schedule of Additional Public Input Events for Draft Port Master Plan Update

Aug 05, 2017 08:28PM ● Published by Paul Spear

The Port of San Diego has released a schedule of additional events in 2017 to continue public outreach opportunities during the drafting and discussion of the Port Master Plan Update as part of the Integrated Planning initiative.

The next public events will be Tuesday, August 8 and Thursday, August 10, 2017.

In response to requests from the community, on May 25, 2017, the Board of Port Commissioners extended the timetable for this project to provide for further public input and public discussion of key policy issues. With the addition of more public involvement opportunities, the Discussion Draft of the Port Master Plan Update is now tentatively scheduled for release in October 2017.

The Port of San Diego has prioritized community outreach and engagement since the beginning of its Integrated Planning initiative in 2013, with numerous public events, stakeholder involvement opportunities and public meetings of the Board of Port Commissioners. The initiative will culminate in a Port Master Plan Update, which is currently being developed. Continuing the award-winning outreach associated with this initiative, in 2017 the Port hosted three Board Workshops and two Open House events, where members of the public and stakeholders engaged with Port staff and Commissioners on the goals related to the Port Master Plan Update.

Additional opportunities for public engagement in 2017 have been scheduled. The subjects of discussion at each meeting are projected based on current information, and may change. Agendas will be posted in advance of each Board meetingclick here for agendas.

  • Board of Port Commissioners Meeting, August 8, 2017 – The Board of Port Commissioners will hold a workshop to discuss Mobility Element Policy Concepts, Natural Resources Element Policy Concepts, Resiliency and Safety Element Policy Concepts, and Economic Development Element Policy Concepts. The workshop will be an item within the regular Board meeting agenda, which begins in open session at 1 p.m. in the Port of San Diego Administration Building, 3165 Pacific Highway, San Diego 92101.
  • Open House, August 10, 2017 – Port staff will recap the August 8, 2017Board meeting discussion and hold informal breakout sessions for participants to ask questions, provide input and dialogue with project team members. The event will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Port of San Diego Administration Building, 3165 Pacific Highway, San Diego 92101.
  • Board of Port Commissioners Meeting, September 12, 2017 – The Board of Port Commissioners will hold a workshop to discuss Coastal Access and Recreation Element Policy Concepts, Land and Water Use Element Policy Concepts, Planning District Policy Concepts and Land and Water Use Maps. The workshop will be an item within the regular Board meeting agenda, which begins in open session at 1 p.m. in the Port of San Diego Administration Building, 3165 Pacific Highway, San Diego 92101.
  • Open House, September 14, 2017 – Port staff will recap the September 12, 2017 Board meeting discussion and hold informal breakout sessions for participants to ask questions, provide input and dialogue with project team members. The event will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Port of San Diego Administration Building, 3165 Pacific Highway, San Diego 92101.
  • Board of Port Commissioners Meeting, October 10, 2017 – The Board of Port Commissioners will hold a workshop during which staff will present the Discussion Draft of the Port Master Plan Update, and initiate a 30-day public review period. The workshop will be an item within the regular Board meeting agenda, which begins in open session at 1 p.m. in the Port of San Diego Administration Building, 3165 Pacific Highway, San Diego 92101.
  • Open House, October 12, 2017 – Port staff will recap the October 10, 2017 Board meeting discussion and hold informal breakout sessions for participants to ask questions, provide input and dialogue with project team members. The event will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Port of San Diego Administration Building, 3165 Pacific Highway, San Diego 92101.
  • Board of Port Commissioners Meeting, December 5, 2017 – The Board of Port Commissioners will be presented with the updated Draft Port Master Plan Update and will provide direction on whether it can be used as the project description for the Program Environmental Impact Report. This discussion will be an item within the regular Board meeting agenda, which begins in open session at 1 p.m. in the Port of San Diego Administration Building, 3165 Pacific Highway, San Diego 92101

About Integrated Planning:

The Integrated Planning initiative spans 6,000 acres of land and water, with the goal of setting a blueprint for baywide planning and development for the next 50 years. It will culminate in an update to the Port Master Plan, which is the guiding document of policies and maps to implement the organization’s new land-use vision, “One Bay, Rich Diversity.”

The Port Master Plan Update will create certainty for developers and other community members by codifying a vision for how future projects will fulfill public goals, including public realm uses such as parks. The Integrated Planning Visioning Process led to a Vision Statement, along with Guiding Principles, Planning Principles, and Values and Standards to guide the Port Master Plan Update.

The Integrated Planning Vision Statement: “One Bay, Rich Diversity: Promote the Bay as a central environmental, economic, and recreational resource for all people in the region. As the same time reinforce the differences in character and culture between each of the constituent cities and equitably balance available resources between maritime and commerce, job growth, recreation, the United States Navy and the need to protect and restore natural resources and the protection of public health along with man-made investments. The Port of San Diego should be regarded as a 21st Century, state-of-the-art facility and institution.”

For more information about the extended timeline and additional opportunities to get involved, or to submit an online comment, visit https://www.portofsandiego.org/integrated-planning.html.

About the Port of San Diego:
The Port of San Diego serves the people of California as a specially created district, balancing multiple uses on 34 miles along San Diego Bay spanning five cities.  Collecting no tax dollars, the Port manages a diverse portfolio to generate revenues that support vital public services and amenities.

The Port champions Maritime, Waterfront Development, Public Safety, Experiences and Environment, all focused on enriching the relationship people and businesses have with our dynamic waterfront.  From cargo and cruise terminals to hotels and restaurants, from marinas to museums, from 22 public parks to countless events, the Port contributes to the region’s prosperity and remarkable way of life on a daily basis.
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