Kevin Faulconer

Mayor: Put the stanchions back in place, Some La Jollans: Wait for parking study

Mayor: Put the stanchions back in place, Some La Jollans: Wait for parking study

Less than 24 hours after the meeting last week to bring those on both sides of the contentious Playa del Norte stanchions issue to the table, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s office announced a decision to reinstate the stanchions in the coming days.

The issue, a year-and-a-half in the making (see timeline, below), centers on a striped, no-parking area at the foot of Playa del Norte where it meets Neptune Place, where experimental parking configurations have been implemented.

First, the area was blocked with stanchions, drawing the ire of the surfers who use the spot to view the surf.

Then, in April, City Council member Barbara Bry implemented a six-month pilot...

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