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Note to Our ReWild Coalition Allies and Supporters

We wanted to say thank you again for joining us at San Diego City Hall on Monday for the council vote on new RV camping leases in the northeast corner of Mission Bay. We also want to say thank you again to all of our amazing coalition supporters, including Citizens Coordinate for Century III (C3), […]

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ReWild Mission Bay Media Round-Up

We’ve compiled active news and related media links that mention or feature the ReWild Mission Bay campaign over the last several weeks. Despite some good reporting our friends at KUSI have, regrettably, yet to make their recent stories and packages on the ReWild Mission Bay effort available on-line. TV and Radio: San Diego City Council […]

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ReWild Coalition Remains Strong, Despite Short-Sighted Council Vote

Sometimes you put your best foot forward, and you still don’t get the result you want. Unfortunately, that’s what happened on Monday at City Hall, as San Diego City Council voted to approve new and extended Campland leases by a 6-3 vote. The new leases will take effect July 1, sidelining wetland restoration in Mission […]

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Statement on San Diego City Council Vote to Approve New and Expanded Campland Leases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 25, 2019 San Diego, Calif.  –  In a 6-3 vote, San Diego City Council voted to approve two new leases for Campland, an RV camping vendor that leases public property in the northeast corner of Mission Bay, despite persistent concerns about water quality, climate resiliency, transparency, accountability, and the necessity of […]

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Extending Camping Lease Will Needlessly Delay Restoration of Mission Bay

By Mike Laude The ocean drew us, almost 40 years ago, to San Diego. And every year, millions come to San Diego for the same reason we did. Clean water and the abundance of sea life is the lifeblood of San Diego, and the engine of our economy. Like most people who spend a good […]

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Join Us Monday at City Council to Support Wetlands, Wildlife and Clean Water

On Monday, the full San Diego City Council will consider two lease proposals in the northeast corner of Mission Bay that could preclude meaningful wetland restoration for years to come. If there was a single day the ReWild Mission Bay campaign needed your presence more than any other, this Monday is it. We need you beginning at 12:30 […]

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Three Things You Can Do to Help ReWild Mission Bay, Right Now

With last week’s vote by the city’s Land Use and Housing Committee to recommend new Campland leases in the northeast corner of Mission Bay, ReWild Mission Bay supporters have been asking, “What can I do?” The answer is – a lot. We need you. Here are three things you can do to help ReWild Mission Bay, […]

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An End-Run Around the Public Planning Process

By Chris Redfern From remarks before the Land Use and Housing Committee meeting on June 12, 2019. On behalf of my organization and the ReWild Mission Bay coalition, we urge you to NOT approve these lease agreements, and instead slow this process down and provide the community and stakeholders the opportunity to participate in decisions […]

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Crises of Severity vs. Crises of Convenience

By Tommy Hough From remarks prepared for testimony before the Land Use and Housing Committee meeting on June 12, 2019. In politics there are often no easy options, but that’s also part of the reason we step up as leaders. And while the dilemmas we face are often complicated with shades of gray, we shouldn’t […]

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We Need You for a Critical ReWild Phone Bank

We’ve learned the San Diego City Council will consider a settlement of the long-standing Campland lawsuit against the city in closed session this Tuesday, June 11, at 10 a.m. In doing so, council could be unduly influenced to support the lengthy, five-year lease Campland is seeking in order to move their operations to De Anza […]