Posts Tagged ‘San Diego City Council’

Floatopia in San Diego Might Be Killed!

san diego floatopia drinking ban This agression will not stand! Hell no! I can’t believe they are possibly going to ban offshore drinking and effectively kill the wonderful gathering of drunks known as Floatopia! Well… actually I can. The city council is full of idiots.

Via Associated Press:

San Diego’s City Council may let the air out of so-called "floatopia" parties where people booze it up on inner tubes offshore.

The council meets this afternoon to consider closing a loophole in the city’s ban on the beach use of alcohol.

Officials say people have been skirting the law by gathering by the thousands to party in Mission Bay on surfboards, inner tubes and other flotation devices.

Authorities say partygoers have left trash in the water and lifeguards have had to make dozens of rescuers.

The City Council will consider banning alcohol use offshore except for people on boats.

San Diego Might Get a New Library

san-diego-library Let’s hope the city council approves this project. Our current library is just pathetic and we could really use an upgrade.

Via KPBS:

San Diego City Council will make what could be an historic decision Monday — they’ll vote on whether to go ahead with a new downtown library. Civic leaders have been talking about replacing the city’s central library for 30 years.

The current building is more then 50 years old. Library director Deborah Barrow says it’s too small and isn’t able to serve the needs of the diverse community that has grown around it in the past five decades.

Barrow says now more then ever, San Diego is relying on its libraries.

“In fiscal year 2009 San Diego public library reached its highest use ever in our 128 year history,” Barrows said.

The new library would cost $185 million and is a public-private venture. About $120 million would come from taxpayers, the other $60 million from private donations. So far, $30 million has been raised in the private sector.

Permanent Barrier for Seals Considered by City Council

harbor seal This sounds like a good idea to me. What kind of people taunt baby seals? Buncha jerks!

Via Mercury News:

The San Diego City Council must decide if a part-time barrier separating people from harbor seals at Children’s Pool in La Jolla should be maintained year-round.

Council members will consider the proposal Monday night in La Jolla. The proposal, which includes hiring a full-time park ranger for the cove, has been endorsed by a council committee and would require California Coastal Commission permits if approved.

The barrier is in place during pupping season from Dec. 15 to May 15. When the rope was removed over the weekend, some people were seen taunting the seals.

It is the latest in a decades-long struggle over use of the beach. The cove, created by a seawall in 1931 and donated to the state, was used as a children’s pool until the seals moved in during the 1990s.

SDCC Considers Resolution Denouncing Racist SB1070

sb1070 racist immigration bill

Arizona is Racist

Please please please do it!!!

Via San Diego News Network:

The San Diego City Council Monday will consider a resolution denouncing an Arizona law that requires police to determine if detainees are in the country legally.

The resolution was requested by Council President Ben Hueso.

“This law will inevitably lead to racial profiling, in violation of the United States Constitution,” Hueso wrote in a memo to his council colleagues.

Similar resolutions are being considered in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

The Arizona law makes it state crime to be in the United States illegally.