Mar 19 – Local Planning Board Elections

Congratulations to clubmembers Andrew Waltz and Tom Gawronski who were elected to represent Ocean Beach Districts 4 and 6 respectively last Tuesday March 10, 2015 at the OB Planning Board Elections. Blake Herrschaft was also elected for District 3. These results are unofficial until certified by the Board at their next meeting on April 1, 2015. There are still vacant seats for Districts 1, 2, 5 and 7. If you’re interested in getting appointed to these vacancies reach out to Andrew or Tom or check out the OB Planning Board website.

Coming up on March 19, 2015 are the Peninsula Community Planning Board (PCPB) elections. Clubmembers Bruce Coons and Julia Quinn are running and would appreciate your support.

There’s a great writeup of the recent candidate forum for these PCPB elections in the OB Rag.

Amanda Behnke – Ms. Behnke is new to the PCPB and is an architect by profession.

Julia Quinn – Ms. Quinn has been the PCPB Chair for the last year.  She has a background in land use and environmental planning and is recently retired from the County of San Diego.

Bruce Coons – Mr. Coons is also an incumbent and is well known as the Executive Director of the Save Our Heritage Organization.

Don Costello – Mr. Costello is a San Diego Fire-Rescue Estimator for the City of San Diego and has worked for the City for 35 years in various capacities.

Mark Krencik – Mr. Krencik is the third sitting incumbent and is also an architect.  He currently chairs the PCPB’s Project Review subcommittee.

Mark Goldyn – Mr. Goldyn is also an architect who specializes in green building.

Eileen Brennan – Ms. Brennan is a former reporter for local TV stations and served as press secretary for former mayor Jerry Sanders.

James Hare – Mr. Hare is a retired city planner having worked for various cities including San Diego and Chula Vista.

Geoff Page – Mr. Page is a former PCPB member having served two terms and twice as board chair for two six month periods.  He is a construction professional having spent his career here in San Diego.

The elections are held at the Point Loma Branch Library, 3701 Voltaire St, San Diego, CA 92106 from 4:00-8:00PM bring suitable ID to show you are a property owner, resident or business owner in the area.

If you can make it, please take the time to get involved with this important part of our local democracy.

The Peninsula Community Planning area encompasses about 4,409 acres (approximately 7 square miles) and is bounded by the Ocean Beach community (split off and founded in 1975) and the Pacific Ocean on the west and south, The San Diego River Flood Control Channel and the Midway community on the north, and San Diego Bay and Port tidelands on the east.

The Peninsula community is a highly urbanized community, comprised of a number of relatively distinct residential neighborhoods including: Ocean Beach Highlands, Point Loma Highlands, Loma Alta, Loma Palisades, Loma Portal, Fleetridge, Roseville, Sunset Cliffs, Wooded Area, La Playa, Roseville and the former Naval Training Center renamed Liberty Station.

For additional information, please contact Jon Linney at or (619) 929-6258.

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