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.