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La Jolla Shores board debates planning rules

Rules governing development in La Jolla move to the Project Review Committee meeting at the La Jolla Recreation Center on Feb. 24 at 4 p.m. following another discussion at the La Jolla Shores Association board meeting last week.

The Planned District Ordinance - the document known as the PDO - has been the focus of significant community input over the last several months. After the Feb. 24 meeting, the rules go back to the Community Planning Association and then to the city council.

The Shores board also heard an update from Mary Coakley on the status of its appeal of the process for granting summer weekend launch permits to kayak operators.

The city has suspended the process until questions can be answered, but Coakley said they are still not pleased with the response to a letter Heaton and she sent on Jan. 20. It sought various documents used in the process and an explanation on whether slots could be transferred or sold to other users - something the letter noted they had recently been told was happening.

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They also requested reconsideration of the number of kayak rentals allowed.

Coakley shared a letter from the city dated Feb. 10 that answered some of the questions but said the only people who could appeal the decision were those who had participated in the proposal process.

Another of the points raised in the Association letter was that they felt portions of money raised in Kellogg Park – specifically from kayak rental fees – be used for park improvements, maintenance and additional rangers and lifeguards.

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