All posts tagged: OB

OB Stands Up To Gentrification and Wins!

Hopefully everyone is aware of the great victory for Ocean Beach that took place at City Council on Tuesday August 29. The OB Community Plan Update (12 years in the making) was passed unanimously, and the budget for the Public Facilities Financing Plans passed as well! There’s a great write up and comments on the OB Rag. If you’ve not (re-)registered to Vote since you moved to OB – please take a minute to do so online and consider getting involved with the OB Planning Board, OB Town Council, OB Mainstreet Association, OB Historical Society, Friends of the OB Library, OB Community Foundation, or OB Community Development Corporation.

Veterans Plaza & the OB Community Development Corporation

Ocean Beach Veterans Plaza is a memorial to honor those who served and are still serving in the armed forces. Since 1997 the memorial has corroded thanks to the salt-air, foot-traffic and marshmallows! Many of the inscriptions are barely legible. The Ocean Beach Community Development Corporation (OBCDC) was awarded a grant from the County Board of Supervisors and the Office of Ron Roberts to improve the memorial, as a collaborative effort between OBCDC, OBMA, OB Planning Board, OB Historical Society, and the OB Community Foundation. Community Input for New Design The key principles for the new design are to: create a memorial that will stand as a place of honor, remembrance, and reflection communicate that Ocean Beach and its citizens cherish the sacrifice and dedication of all its veterans preserve the memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice design a space that shall be long lasting There have been two public workshops, with recommendations to move the memorial just south of the lifeguard tower, to raise the design off the ground, and to embrace beach design elements to better reflect the character of …

July 29 – Mobilize to Protect OB’s Small-town Character

Mobilize your friends, neighbors, and family to ATTEND THE CITY COUNCIL HEARING and stand in support of the Ocean Beach Community Plan and our small-scale community character! When Tuesday, July 29th at 2pm Where City Hall 202C St, San Diego, CA 92101 We need strength in numbers so bring everyone and wear blue to show solidarity for the OB Community Plan! Click here to RSVP on Facebook! The future of OB hangs in peril – step up to defend our community and TAKE ACTION! Download the OBTC Flyer (PDF) and share it with your friends! Get more details on the OB Community Plan here and here and here. Facebook Encourage people to sign the petition in different OB groups: Social Ocean Beach Preserve Ocean Beach Ocean Beach Planning Board Ocean Beach!!! Ocean Beach Networking Group Ocean Beach Born and Raised Ocean Beach Bulletin Board Vintage Photos from Point Loma and Ocean Beach You Know You’re From Ocean Beach When….. Twitter Tweet photos of people getting signatures, friendly aliens wearing t-shirts, or any Ocean Beach positive publicity. Use the following popular hashtags …