Maritime Industry Ramps Up Anti-Residents Referendum
By Brent E. Beltrán
The residents of San Diego’s neglected Barrio Logan neighborhood gained a significant win Tuesday over maritime industry’s attempt to derail the community plan update. On a 5-4 party line vote Democratic members of the San Diego City Council held firm in their resolve to do what is right for the people who live in Barrio Logan.
This was the second and final vote the city council made to implement the updated Barrio Logan Community Plan, the first significant update since 1978.
Over time the new plan will help separate unhealthy industry and businesses away from residential areas and create a buffer zone of non-polluting businesses between homes and those enterprises that are toxic to the neighborhood. [Read more…]