Terramar Seawall vs. The Surfrider Foundation

by The Editors on June 16, 2009

Z3F7C2Fa09A4Cb003882575D6007D0BbfWhen Dean A. Goetz lost a few feet of his Terramar back yard he got worried enough to get the permits to build a $500,000 concrete wall to “protect beach goers,” according to a story in the North County Times. But at least one surfer didn’t like that.

. . . local surfer Dustin Rosa said the “true nature of their concern is protecting their backyards, not public safety.” . . Rosa contacted the San Diego County chapter of the Surfrider Foundation last week after construction of the wall began. . . . Todd Cardiff, an attorney with the Coast Law Group and an adviser to Surfrider, also rejected the safety argument. He noted that the main bluff collapse in the area occurred Dec. 19 and that the problem couldn’t have been that urgent if the fixes are just beginning now. . . .”We are going to do everything we can do to make them take that sea wall out,” Cardiff said. “This is one of the most cynical attempts to avoid the public process that I’ve seen in a long time.”

It will be interesting to see what happens on this one.

[Link: North County Times]

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