In what looks like a fairly effective way of discouraging public comment, the California Coastal Commission recently sent notices to Shelter Island-area residents, informing them that the next hearing on the proposed Point Loma Townhomes development would be held in Marin County.
According to SDNews.com, “The Point Loma Townhomes project site would be bounded by Carleton Street to the north, Dickens Street to the south and Scott Street to the west. It lies adjacent to the old Kettenburg Boatyard next to America's Cup Harbor.”
The commission's most recent hearing, held last March, took place in San Diego. The telephone number for the commission has a voicemail that no one answers, so a reason for this barrier to public participation may not be forthcoming.
The notices, sent April 20, 2012, inform Point Loma residents of the meeting at 9:00 a.m. on May 9, 2012, at the Marin County Civic Center, located at 3501 Civic Center Dr., Room 330, San Rafael, CA. If you want to leave a voicemail, call 415-407-3211. Doubtful many Marin County residents will be attending to this issue, so seating should be plentiful.