December 6 BCDC meets to vote on Settlement Agreement for Westpoint Harbor
Nov 30, 2018 —
Dear Friends of Westpoint Harbor:
After years of acrimony, a settlement of issues between Westpoint Harbor and the BCDC may finally be near. The BCDC commissioners will be asked next Thursday December 6 to approve a compromise agreement that required months to negotiate. The Friends of Westpoint Harbor recommends that the settlement be approved by the BCDC commissioners without modification.
We can take nothing for granted, so the Friends of Westpoint Harbor urges you to continue voicing your support for the marina by sending emails or letters to the Commission before their next meeting, or by attending the Commission meeting to provide visual and moral support to Westpoint Harbor. The Commission meets on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 1 p.m. in the Bay Area Metro Center, 375 Beale Street, Board Room, First Floor, San Francisco.
Multiple documents connected with the agenda item (#10) can be viewed on the BCDC website at this link: http://www.bcdc.ca.gov/cm/2018/1206Agenda.html
The settlement has been signed by Mark Sanders as Westpoint Harbor and is recommended for approval by the BCDC Staff and the Commission's Enforcement Committee. It removes the steep penalties against Westpoint Harbor. It acknowledges that the marina has made substantial efforts to protect roosting areas of the nearby San Francisco Bay Wildlife Refuge from boater intrusions. It allows Westpoint Harbor to utilize its public docks for emergency response vessels from the Redwood City fire and police departments. In short, it enables Westpoint Harbor to continue its mission.
Further, it will enable maintenance dredging that is necessary to assure continued access for boaters and avoid ongoing damage to the Westpoint Harbor floating docks.
We are encouraged by these developments and we ask you to continue your support by reminding BCDC that thousands of boaters and water enthusiasts want justice and due process to prevail by approving the agreement next Thursday.
Thank you for your continued support.
Things to do now:
Share this information with friends, family, and all who can support Westpoint Harbor!
Before the December 6th, 2018 meeting, mail or email your letter of support for Westpoint Harbor to BCDC. Make sure and annotate them ATTN: Westpoint Harbor Proposed Settlement Agreement
You may send your letters via email to BCDC through the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Feel free to also cc Friends of Westpoint Harbor at email@example.com
If you'd like to send your support via mail, the official address is:
San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission,
455 Golden Gate Avenue
Suite 10600, San Francisco, CA 94102-7019
visit https://friendsofwestpointharbor.org for the latest news.
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