Granite island aquarium plan worries local junior surfing club
The plan was approved unanimously by a committee of elders at the San Diego Ocean Association meeting held Dec. 17, which drew 2,500 members and 500 surfers.
“I do not have a plan for how to create an open water community in the park,” explained Darcus Taylor, one of the attendees.
According to Taylor, the plan was approved by the executive committee last month and is still under review by the San Diego Ocean Association in a process that could take years.
Taylor and other members of the committee expressed concerns that the plan doesn’t go far enough, such as giving members greater control of the surf shop.
The plan also provides for a new fish tank for the community’s first family and for beach access on the island, but Taylor argued that beach access must be limited to only a maximum of 5 percent of the beach area. The community already has two of these.
“Our purpose is not only the creation of a community and the establishment of surfing schools, but also to protect the integrity of our natural resources,” Taylor said. “We do not support our community being in possession of another commercial property.”
The plan does not require any restrictions on the ability of surfers to access the ocean.
Taylor and fellow board member Bill Kavanagh called the new area, which would be the first off the island in four years, “a tremendous piece of real estate that is just a few miles south.”
In the same time frame, other islands in the San Diego Ocean Association and on Granite island have closed down for maintenance, Taylor said.
“There is a lot of construction going on in our community right now,” he said. “The most visible part is the addition of our surf shops.”
Darcus Taylor, the Ocean Association’s chairman and a member of the Ocean Association governing board for five years, has already advocated on behalf of the community to the council, saying that a new beach could improve surfing.
“My concern with the proposal is the idea that beach access is going to be built in a certain area that would only be available by a select few, for certain, for surfers,” he said. “There is no place that is being envis우리카지노ioned for the development of our community. That is my concern with this proposal.”
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