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 November 14, 2014
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First some good news; the sewage spill that caused ocean access bans, which applied to East Basin Docks A - O, Cove side (about 800 slips in all) has been lifted!  Our thanks to OC Dana Point Harbor (OCDPH) & Dana Point Marina Company (DPMC)  for their email  and telephone updates.  The South Coast Water District (SCWD) has provided a bit of background as well as assurances that it was in fact a one time event.  Our thanks to (SCWD) for their email updates, one on one updates and for providing the finalized closure information being traced to the source; Certified SSO Report - 2014-11-09 24681 Cordova Drive.  This is of course what we were hoping to hear.  Therefore we believe it should not interfere with any of the upcoming XMAS harbor festivities.

Regarding the upcoming CDP re-hearing, scheduled to start at 6 PM next Tuesday evening at Dana Point Community Center (click hear for details), we got our weekend reading assignment this morning.  A document containing some 520 pages, downloaded by us from the City of Dana Point Website.  The document we were provided came from  Orange County Dana Point Harbor (OC DPH) of course, and only about half of it was actually readable.  Our webmaster and fellow board member Steve Carpenter has been communicating via email and has been on the phone much of the day, actually visiting Dana Point City Hall this morning to get a CD.  Steve has finally cobbled together something that we (and you) can actually read.  Curious?  This document is a culmination of a couple of documents that have been complied into the following Six (6) Sections readable document.  Click here

In fairness to OC DPH, Lisa Smith has been very responsive, as well as receptive to our technical suggestions, as well with the City of Dana Point.  Yeah, we know, computers are complicated.

We of course still do not know which, if any, of our mitigation recommendations, previously reviewed with OC DPH and other stakeholders during a series of meetings, has actually been addressed or incorporated into the appeal modifications.  You see, we've still got those 520 pages to read and digest before Tuesday night.  Ugh!!!

To see the DPBA analysis and mitigation recommendations click here and here.

See you Tuesday night!

Best regards,

Rodger Beard

For The Officers and Directors, Dana Point Boaters Association

Please Remember, to keep Dana Point boaters voice strong, we need your support. 

As public hearings on the "finalized" DPH Commercial Core CDP proceed, as behind-the-scenes meetings are held, as decisions are made on the future of your harbor, whose voice do you want in the room?
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At the Dana Point Boaters Association, our mission is to advocate for the preservation, enhancement, and expansion of affordable recreational boating.  We strive to improve the family-friendly atmosphere and breadth of water-oriented activities we all enjoy in our harbor.  As Dana Point boater advocates, our strength comes from your support and participation.  We are proud of the achievements we've made together on behalf of our boating community, and we won't give up.  But we can't do it without you.
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Dana Point Boaters Association
P.O. Box 461
Dana Point, CA  92629
Mission Statement:
The Dana Point Boaters Association advocates the preservation, enhancement, and expansion of affordable recreational boating resources.  We work to improve the family friendly atmosphere and breadth of water-oriented actives we all enjoy in the harbor.  We serve as the watchdog by ethically protecting the rights of all boaters and representing them when collective action is most effective.  We actively gather information and communicate our views to educate boaters, external interests, and public officials.  We build and maintain constructive, working relationships to achieve common goals with other harbor stakeholders.  We will pass on our harbor to the next generation of recreational boaters in better condition than it is today.