A District Court has granted the Commission's request to join in the state's litigation to halt the flow of toxic waste and sewage from the Tijuana River to the Pacific Ocean. The Commission formally filed its complaint today.
The Commission held its December public meeting in San Diego. Chairwoman Erica Pinto of the Jamul Indian Village of California welcomed the Commission and gave a brief history of her tribal history. The Port of San Diego Chair, Rafael Castellanos, also welcomed the Commission and expressed support for two key agenda items; the Environmental Justice Policy and the San Diego Ocean Planning Partnership Preliminary Assessment Report.
The Commission voted to adopt a comprehensive environmental justice policy at its meeting yesterday in San Diego. The Policy sets out 12 goals and a strong Implementation Blueprint and will guide the Commission's land and resource management duties in the coming years.
The Commission voted to approve the San Diego Ocean Planning Partnership Preliminary Assessment Report at its meeting yesterday in San Diego. The Commission also directed staff to develop an early engagement framework for stakeholders, users of ocean space, and potential applicants, using a web mapping application.
The Commission has started a 45-day public comment period for proposed regulations regarding the conduct of geophysical surveys that occur on lands under the Commission's jurisdiction. The public comment period is open from November 16, 2018 through January 4, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. Please see the Notice of Proposed Action for more information and how to submit comments.
The Commission is accepting donations for the creation of a public access route to Martins Beach, a picturesque pocket beach in San Mateo County. Please view our donation information sheet for more information or to donate.