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  • Larry Webb

Street Vending update... City Council Meeting Time on Monday November 14th

The meeting time for the city council is set to be at 12:00 (noon) On Monday November 14th. Please make your voice heard! It's important to our community.

The city council will consider removing the requirement for Coastal Commission approval of the Street Vending Ordinance which has held up enforcement in our community and the other communities in the coastal zone. If approved, there will be a second reading on December 6th with enforcement to finally begin 30 days later.

We should not assume that it is a slam dunk that the city council will approve removing the requirement. The vending community will doubtlessly put up strong opposition to this and may request other amendments to the street vending ordinance. Any amendments will further delay enforcement.

We should support the removal of the Coastal Commission approval requirement WITHOUT any amendments to the ordinance approved by the city council on May 22nd.

The Mission Beach community has spoken out and been heard for the past year and it vital that this continues.

Every voice is needed, PLEASE do not be complacent. There are four different ways you can contribute. Please do two of the following. The list is in order of effectiveness.

1. Come to the city council hearing at NOON 12:00 PM on November 14th 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 605 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. Do this as well as one of the above three

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

“in support of the removal of the Coastal Commission approval requirement WITHOUT any amendments to the street vending ordinance approved by the city council on May 22nd. By doing so the city council can ensure that our coastal parks and pathways can be enjoyed by the public as nature retreats unspoiled by commercial activities.

Thank you to the many of you who have spent a lot of time on this in the past, you MUST continue to do so that we can put this issue to bed once and for all.

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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