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Mayors of IB, Coronado, Chula Vista & National City & David Alvarez Trying to Save Affordable Beach Accommodations in South County

Nov 16, 2017 11:43PM ● By Paul Spear
Mayors of IB Serge Dedina; Coronado Mayor Richard Bailey, Chula Vista Mayor Mary Salas & National City Ron Morrison & David Alvarez Council member 8th District for the City of SD are Trying to Save Affordable Beach Accommodations by Opposing San Diego's Plans to Do Away With Palm Avenue Super 8 Motel.

Recently, these mayors got together to write a letter to the 
California Coastal Commission  requesting they put a stop to San Diego's attempt to by the Super 8 on Palm Avenue west of Saturn Blvd. 

You shouldn't Have to be rich to stay at a motel close to the Beach. However, if the City of San Diego Has their Way, One of the only affordable motel's close to the beach in South County will be closed!. The City of San Diego has given no thought to the thousands of hours residents have put into the Palm Avenue Revitalization Program nor bothered to get any public input from them before they decided to do away with one of the only motels in South County that provides affordable accommodations close to the beach. Said Rodel Reyes, who was honored by the same City of SD WITH November 9th being declared Rodel Reyes Day by the same City of San Diego, The Super 8 Motel and affordable beach accommodations was a key part of the Palm Avenue Revitalization Plan. On top of that, they are trying to get around California Coastal Commission Regulations which require that they get the CCC's approval before they can make any changes to affordable beach accommodations within the area covered by the California Coastal Commissions that requires their approval.

Below is a letter from the Mayors of Imperial Beach, Coronado, Chula Vista and National City protesting the move b the City of San Diego to avoid these regulations of the CCC.

A big "Thank you" to Rodel Reyes for staying on top of this issue for us. Below the Mayor's Letter is a letter from the City of San Diego stating why they believe they are exempt and their attempt to appeal the ruling and avoid abiding by the rules of the California Coastal Commission. If they are doing nothing wrong, they why are they attempting to avoid the California Coastal Commission?



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