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Events, Fire rings, porch piracy and more

Decorate Mission Beach - The MBTC Improvement Committee will be decorating stop signs and such throughout Mission Beach on Monday December 5th. If you would like to help out please meet at The Point at 1010 Santa Clara Pl. at 8:30 am. It will be a fun morning and please bring scissors!

Vending Ordinance - The second reading of the street vending ordinance will be held during the city council's 10:00 am meeting on Tuesday, December 6th. After approval the ordinance will go the the mayor's office for signature and full enforcement in the coastal zone will begin 30 days after. This is consider a consent item but if you would like to attend via zoom use the following link

Preventing Porch Piracy - use the following link for some helpful ideas on how to prevent porch pirates from disrupting your online holiday shopping

Local Small Business Support - 'Tis the season for celebrating the holidays, and with that brings the season of giving. You may know that the winter months are some of the slowest months in Mission Beach and this has a direct impact on our local businesses. Many of our local small businesses have stepped up in support of our community by participating in events like the MBTC Instagram "Love Your Neighborhood" photo contest (providing generous prize donations), as well as becoming business members of the MBTC and engaging with local volunteer organizations to participate in local beach cleanups, toy drives and other community volunteer opportunities. With December and January typically being the slowest months in the beach area, the MBTC would like to encourage you to consider shopping local and supporting our local small business in any way possible. This could mean purchasing meals from our local restaurants, visiting local businesses for holiday gifting (many of our local businesses provide gift cards and can be purchased online or over the phone) and spreading the word to friends, family and neighbors about the services provided by our local businesses. You can also consider tagging local businesses on your social media platforms to bring more awareness to these businesses and promote them outside of our neighborhood.

The MBTC would like to give a special shout out to Miss B's Coconut Club (located at 3704 Mission Boulevard), who supported the Instagram photo contest and is helping sponsor the December 10th Toys for Tots Drive, Beach Cleanup and Blood Drive Miss B's has generously offered to host a pickup site at the restaurant so those of you who live in North Mission can start your beach cleanup on December 10th by picking up pickers and buckets at Miss B's and then working your way down to the main cleanup spot at Belmont Park. Miss B's is also offering a 15% discount voucher to everyone participating in the beach cleanup!

Fire Ring Ordinance - On either December 12th or 13th (date TBA) the city council will vote on proposed changes to fire ring usage on the city's beaches. The membership of the Mission Beach Town Council voted in June to support the proposed change to the city of San Diego’s municipal code which would prohibit beach fires outside of city provided fire rings from using any devices other than propane fueled devices.

It's important that all nine of our city council members hear from our community so please do one of the following to let our city council members know that the Mission Beach Community supports these changes.

1. Come to the city council hearing on December 12th or 13th TBA and speak in person. Prepare a one minute speech. (yes, you will be there for a few hours but our community is worth it)

2. Attend the city council meeting via zoom and sign up to give a one minute speech.

To join by telephone: Dial 1-669-254 5252 +

When prompted, input Webinar ID:161 170 3951 #

3. Public Comment may be submitted using the webform indicating the comment type and item number (if relevant) for which you wish to submit your comment. Comments received by 12:00 PM for Monday Meetings and 8:00 AM for Tuesday meetings will be distributed to the City Council and posted online with the meeting materials. All webform comments are limited to 500 words but may include attachments. Comments received after the deadlines described above but before the item is called will be submitted into the written record for the relevant item.

4. Send an email to the mayor’s office and EACH city council office

"in support of the proposed change to the city of San Diego’s municipal code which would prohibit beach fires outside of city provided fire rings from using any devices other than propane fueled devices."

Please follow the following instructions on the best way to send an email to all of the city council offices.


• Write one letter

DO NOT identify your Council District or include your home address!

We want each City Official to think the letter writer is a constituent in their district.

• ALL NINE Council Members vote on every agenda item. Writing only to our specific Council Member does not accomplish the outcome we need when there are

NINE total votes being cast on every agenda item before City Council.

We need all Council Members on board!!!!!

• “Copy” your letter

• Click on the emails (live links) listed below

• Choose “Compose Email” highlighted in orange on the “live email link”

• “Paste” your letter and send separately to each Council Member and their Staff members listed below. Very easy!

Every email below is a “live link" that will produce an email template


DeputyDirector of Policy- Matt Yagyagan

Chief of Staff - Paola Avila-

Deputy Chief of Staff - Nick Serrano.

Community Rep D1 -Matthew Griffith

Community Rep D2 - Kohta Zaiser.

Directorof Policy - Jessica Lawrence.


D1 Council Member Joe La Cava


Chief of Staff - Vicky Joes

Policy Director - Kathleen Ferrier Community Outreach Dir. - Steve Hadley

D2 Council Member Dr. Jennifer Campbell


Chief of Staff - Venus Molina



D3 Council Member Stephen Whitburn


Chief of Staff - Jesus Cardenas

Director of Policy - Jacob O’Neill


D4 Council President ProTem

Monica Montgomery-Steppe


Chief of Staff - Henry Foster

PSLN Committee Consultant

Tiffany Harrison


D5 Councilmember Marni von Wilpert


Chief of Staff - Jamie Fox

Chief of Policy- Justin Garver


D6 Council Member Chris Cate

(619) 236-6616

Chief of Staff -Francis Barraza


D7 Councilmember Raul Campillo


Chief of Staff - Michael Simonsen

` 619-236-6765

Chief of Policy-Justine Murray



D8 Councilmember Vivian Moreno


Chief of Staff - Travis Knowles

Chief of Policy KevinSmith


D9 Council President Sean Elo-Rivera


Chief of Staff - Lydia Van Note

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