Today the San Diego Navy Broadway Complex Coalition submitted its formal opposition to Assembly Bill 729 (Atkins), which would give the Port of San Diego more control over San Diego Bay and take away the State Lands Commission’s oversight of the Port. You can read the letter here: 2016-01-08_AB729. (Other opposition letters were submitted by Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation and UniteHere.)
Moments ago, Briggs Law Corporation was notified by the office of Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins that AB 729 has been pulled for the remainder of the legislative year due to national-security and other concerns raised by the U.S. Navy in a letter a couple days ago; apparently the Navy also wants an ex-officio seat on the Port’s governing board. BLC has asked for a copy of the letter and will post it as soon as it becomes available.
2016-01-09: The Navy letters referenced above can be read here (AB 729 Navy Letter to Local Govt Committee) and here (AB729 Navy Letter to Assembly Natural Resources Committee 4Jan2016).