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PROOF THE SEAL COLONY WAS BUILT AT CHILDREN'S POOL
 

Regular folks pitched in to fund the cause. The City and Coastal Commission use your tax money. The courts were the people's only recourse. FoCP has no paid employees. Your donation goes solely for lawsuit costs and are tax deductable. FoCP is a 501(c)(3) federal non-profit. Cite FEIN# 37-1655042. Your information will not be shared.

 

Children's Pool is now the ONLY protected beach in California because we sued the City of San Diego and the California Coastal Commission and won. We gave them the reasons we would win. Click to see the evidence yourself. They tried anyway. Their last minute appeal is a typical move to use taxpayer money to delay and cause expense.

Click to see the judgement against the City refuting the case of the City and the Coastal Commision. By involving the Coastal Commission San Diego escalated to the State level. Access to South Casa Beach, La Jolla Cove, Pacific Grove, and any other beach in California is at stake..

City officials stole the Pool from the Children of San Diego for profit and convenience. The City deliberately skuttled alternate proposals that would allow shared use to work such as the(Lifeguard Plan). NOAA/NMFS warned San Diego in January 2014 ( See Letter) that taking the Marine Mammal Protection Act into its own hands was a violation of federal law, but have always said they lack resources to take action.

If you can help prevent barring citizens from public beaches, press a Donate button, or use your own Paypal account, to focp@san.rr.com. Or eliminate the 2% fee - send a check to Friends of the Children's Pool / 3090 Admiral Ave, San Diego, CA 92123.
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Note the Coastal Commission clearly knew better. They added the requirement to the closure permit that San Diego taxpayers must fund any legal expenses caused by the closure permit. They would have the right to arbitrarily close any inconvenient beach in California.

DISCLAIMER: Nothing we can do would force seal removal, only to force the City to find a better way to manage shared use within the law. The seals had prospered for over 20 years sharing habitat with people. If the City still insists shared use is impractical, it can revert to restoration of Children's Pool as orignally entrusted, not buried under 10' of sand. OR, San Diego must repatriate the seals to the wild, for their safetty, per federal recommendations and prodedures. San Diego had no right to create a pen for them on State trusted land to exploite them for a tourist attraction.
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