From ActCoastal

Year 2013
Month October
Location San Diego, CA
Description The October Coastal Commission hearing was held in San Diego. Highly contentious votes were held on the expansion of the San Diego Convention Center and a proposal from Mitt Romney to construct a massive home on the coast in La Jolla. Other controversial items included a request by Pepperdine University to flood a sensitive coastal canyon habitat with light pollution from its athletic fields and a proposal to pave wetlands at the Del Mar Fairgrounds to expand parking lots. These two environmentally destructive items were discussed but continued to future meetings.

Issues voted on at this Meeting

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Issue Summary Outcome
Gordon Encinitas Staircase Appeal by Commissioners Mitchell and Brennan of CDP issued by the City of Encinitas to applicant that would include retention and removal of portions of an unpermitted private stairway leading from the blufftop to the beach; replacement of unpermitted railroad ties on the bluff face, and construction of a retractable staircase on the upper bluff. Green Dot.png
Romney House The City of San Diego to demolish an existing 3,009 square foot residence and construct a new 11,062 square foot, two-story over basement single-family residence with attached 4-car garage, hardscape, and retaining walls, with existing pool, spa, and seawall. Red Dot.png
San Diego Convention Center Expansion A 740,000 sq. ft. expansion of the San Diego Convention Center with a 5-acre rooftop park and construction of a new Hilton Hotel Tower with 500 rooms, 55,000 sq. ft. of meeting-ballroom space. Red Dot.png

Vote Chart for this Meeting

Coastal Commission Vote Chart

October 2013 Meeting

Green Dot.png = Positive Conservation Vote         Red Dot.png = Negative Conservation Vote

Commissioner Gordon Encinitas StaircaseRomney HouseSan Diego Convention Center Expansion
Brennan Brian.jpg Brian Brennan Good Vote Bad Vote Bad Vote
CaroleGroom 2012.jpg Carole Groom Bad Vote Bad Vote Bad Vote
DBochco.jpg Dayna Bochco Good Vote Good Vote Bad Vote
Garcia.png Dr. Robert Garcia Good Vote Bad Vote Bad Vote
GCox.png Greg Cox Good Vote Bad Vote Bad Vote
Zimmer.jpg Jana Zimmer Good Vote Good Vote Bad Vote
Vargas.jpg Mark Vargas Good Vote Bad Vote Bad Vote
McClure.jpg Martha McClure Bad Vote Good Vote Bad Vote
Shallenberger.jpg Mary K. Shallenberger Good Vote Bad Vote Bad Vote
Kinsey.jpg Steve Kinsey Good Vote Bad Vote Bad Vote
Mitchell.jpg Wendy Mitchell Good Vote Good Vote Bad Vote