Diablo Canyon Decommissioning Engagement Panel

Public Comments

DateDecember 8, 2020
Decommissioning TopicWater Resources
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Public comment presented during October 28, 2020 public Engagement Panel meeting.

MR. DOWNING:· All right.· Thank you, everyone. Matt Downing.· I'm the community development director for the City of Pismo Beach.· I wanted to touch on a couple of things.· Thank you all very much for your time this evening.· The first, the desal -- idea for desal that was a great idea in 2015-'16.· Since that time, the City of Pismo Beach and our partner agencies have moved forward with the Central Coast Blue Project.· That will provide all the water that we need for south county.· So really the desal idea isn't totally necessary anymore. In terms of the marina, it would be a really unfortunate and costly thing to have that torn out.· Seeing that stay and turned into some kind of commercial marina use, maybe even looking at the long-term use of the land itself in terms of an eco tourism opportunity would be a fantastic opportunity, but whatever we look at in the future in terms of the land, one thing we wanted to keep in mind is that Avila Beach Drive is really the only way in and out of that area and I know that we are severely impacted by large events and large heavy uses specifically on Shell Beach Road in our community.· So just wanted to put those ideas out there.· Thank you all again for your time and I'll end it there.

Group Affiliation, if any (Optional)City of Pismo Beach
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