Friday, March 23, 2012

Public Meeting Scheduled on San Diego Port Ordinances

The Port of San Diego plans to have a public meeting next week regarding potential changes to ordinances regulating entertainment and commercial activities on lands administered by the port.

The meeting is planned for 5 pm Mon., March 26 at the training room of the port’s administration building, 3165 Pacific Highway. This is the second of two meetings planned on the topic. The first was Thurs., March 22 at the admin building. The meetings’ purpose is to review proposed changes to the ordinances and to continue gathering input from stakeholders regarding sales of merchandise and services.

The regulations need to be updated due to a number of changes that have occurred along the waterfront and adjacent land, so that the rules accurately reflect the activities that now take place, according to Jim Hutzelman, the manager of community services in the port’s Business Development & Marketing department.

Specifically, the changes would affect sections 8.02, 8.04 and 8.05 of the Port District Code, which govern business and commercial activities on port lands.

Drafts of the proposed ordinances are scheduled to be presented to San Diego’s Board of Port Commissioners in May. The ordinances would take effect 30 days after board approval.