The Imperial Beach City Council will revisit its policy which dictates where and when people can walk their dogs on the beach at their meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall.
Currently people can walk their dogs on a leash south of Imperial Beach Boulevard and north of Palm Avenue 24 hours a day but are not allowed to have a dog on the most popular or crowded part of the shoreline between Palm Avenue and Imperial Beach Boulevard.
City staff does not recommend allowing dogs on the beach during busy hours or times of year but suggest city council consider allow people to walk their dogs on a leash between Palm Avenue and Imperial Beach Boulevard at the following times:
- 24 hours a day during the low season, which is defined as November to March
- Between 6 p.m. and 9 a.m. from April to October
Fines for violation of leash laws or not cleaning up after a dog could be raised in an attempt to assure both issues do not become troublesome, city staff said.
A more open dog policy could accommodate Pier South Hotel attendees and enhance the city's pet friendly reputation.
A dog beach plan was considered by the Imperial Beach City Council in 2011.
This is agenda item 6.5.
Acting as the Imperial Beach Redevelopment Agency Successor Agency, the Imperial Beach City Council will be asked to extend an agreement with Sudberry Development to build businesses to replace the Miracle Shopping Center. Known as the Breakwater Project, the plan is to build approximately
Originally signed in 2011, the agreement was extended last December.
The Disposition and Development Agreement (DDA) was rejected by the California Department of Finance in July.
A meeting was held with state employees last month and a revised Long Range Property Management Plan was agreed upon, according to city staff, that will be presented to the successor agency for approval in the coming weeks. However since some terms of the agreement will expire Oct. 1 staff is asking the city to approve the DDA extension without approving the management plan the state demand the agency change.
The extension being requested will last nine months. The successor agency and Sudberry are allowed to dissolve the plan to build a shopping center at any time.
This is agenda item 7.3.
A proclamation will be approved to recognize Tijuana River Action Month, which starts Saturday with Coastal Cleanup Day. Now in its fourth year, Tijuana River Action Month is a series of education and cleanup activities in the United States and Mexico in the Tijuana River watershed before the start of the wet season. A photo expo and Tijuana River Month Festival have been added to this year's activities. Tijuana River Action Month is organized by the Tijuana River Action Network.
This is agenda item 6.1.
The meeting Wednesday will start with a presentation by Steven Wright with 4 Walls International will make a presentation about plans to build an entrance to Border Field State Park and other improvements using materials readily found in the area like trash, sediment, water bottles to bring more attention to issues that trouble the public land.
Public forums were held to discuss the plan with members of the public in May.
Click here to read more about the plan.
This is agenda item 1.1.
A review of the city's $24 million investment portfolio will take place Wednesday.
This is agenda item 6.2.
The city will review its urban runoff management plan before it is submitted to the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board.
This is agenda item 6.3.
The city will consider appropriating $120,000 for a contract with A Good Roofer Inc. to replace the roof at the Sports Park and Recreation Center.
This is agenda item 6.4.
With agenda items 7.1 and 7.2 the Imperial Beach Redevelopment Agency Successor Agency will be asked to adopt an administrative budget and Recognized Obligation Payment Schedule for the first half of 2014 as part of the dissolution of the Imperial Beach Redevelopment Agency.
Visit imperialbeachca.gov to download the meeting agenda.