DRAFT Preliminary Assessment Report - Review and Outreach

The San Diego Ocean Planning Partnership is a collaborative pilot project between the California State Lands Commission and the Port of San Diego. In the first phase of this pilot project – known as the Preliminary Assessment phase – the Commission and Port have committed to engaging with stakeholders and collecting feedback to better understand the ocean space offshore San Diego County. During a beginning stage of public engagement, Commission and Port staff heard from stakeholders directly about how they use the ocean space, their challenges with those uses, their previous experiences and concerns with ocean planning and similar planning processes, and suggestions on how to best manage this type of process. This feedback was used to complete an initial draft of the Preliminary Assessment Report.

The Draft Preliminary Assessment Report provides a summary of this input, as well as background on the partnership and the two partner agencies, and the approach to the Preliminary Assessment phase. It also identifies potential next steps for moving forward based on input provided and data collected.

The California State Lands Commission and the Port of San Diego have strong commitments to transparent, robust, and collaborative public engagement and want to ensure those who would like to participate and provide input on the draft report and on the San Diego Ocean Planning Partnership have the opportunity to do so. Therefore, as of its release, the Draft Preliminary Assessment Report is available for public feedback until October 19th, 2018.

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Join us for an Open House to learn more about the San Diego Ocean Planning Partnership and Draft Preliminary Assessment Report!

When: Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 6-8 PM

Where: Port of San Diego Administration Building, 3165 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101

If you are unable to make the Open House, but are interested in providing input to be included in the final Preliminary Report, you can answer a series of questions about how YOU use the ocean space, and your thoughts about and experiences with ocean planning here: