Port Master Plan Not in the Interests of Coronado Residents

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Submitted by D. Sorota

The current draft of the Port Master Plan for Coronado features a “strong emphasis on visitor-serving.” The explanation that “new and expanded recreation development… provides for long term economic vitality” is not in the interests of most Coronado residents.

We are seasonally inundated with day trippers and short term visitors and much inconvenienced and impacted by pedestrian and vehicular overload.

“Visitor-serving” benefits transient guests and retail businesses, including hotels, but adversely affects the majority of Coronado’s full-time residents. The benefits of “economic vitality” are realized by large international corporations as well as by local businesses.

D. Sorota

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Originally from upstate New York, Dani Schwartz has lived in Coronado since 1996. She is thrilled to call Coronado home and raise her two children here. In her free time enjoys hitting the gym, reading, and walking her dog around the “island.”Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: manager@coronadotimes.com