Thursday, February 14, 2013

Update From District 2 Councilmember Kevin Faulconer


Kevin Faulconer
We’re already two months into 2013, which means summer – and beach weather – is just around the corner. That’s why I’m working now to ensure San Diego’s beaches, bays and water are clean, safe and beautiful when you, your neighbors and friends go to the beach.

For years I have been working to find a way to repair the boardwalk and seawall without overburdening local taxpayers. That’s why I’m excited to share that the City will replace part of the Mission Beach boardwalk and seawall with a $700,000 state grant that I pursued. This grant fully funds the City’s $2.4 million project to replace a severely damaged portion of the seawall. I am thankful to Assembly Majority Leader Toni Atkins, who advocated in Sacramento to ensure the City’s grant application was approved. And, more great news – this construction project will provide jobs for working families. It also improves a beloved San Diego icon – the seawall – while promoting tourism, one of our cleanest industries.
The 88-year-old seawall suffers from cracks in the concrete and exposed rebar. A new seawall means beach businesses and homes will be safer and better protected during storms. After planning and permitting, construction to replace about 900 feet of the seawall and boardwalk near the Belmont Park Comfort Station will begin in 2014.

Together, we’re continuing to protect our beaches and deliver real results for San Diego. To suggest more projects that will protect and improve our environment or for seawall construction updates, please contact my office at 619-236-6622 or kevinfaulconer@sandiego.gov .


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