San Diego Residents, Shipbuilding Industry Face Off Over Community Plan Aimed at Protecting Public Health
The San Diego shipbuilding industry has collected 52,000 signatures in an effort to overturn the newly approved Barrio Logan Community Plan, which aimed to create a buffer zone between the residential neighborhood and the working waterfront to protect residents' health. The city council now has the option of rescinding its approval of the plan or putting the measure up for vote on the June citywide ballot. Meanwhile, the Environmental Health Coalition last month filed a lawsuit challenging the ballot initiative, alleging that supporters paid for signatures and actively lied about the plan and its effects.
- "San Diego Residents Fight for Community Plan" (Graham, HealthyCal, 1/19).