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Mike Gotch Memorial Bike and Pedestrian Bridge Dedication

New Mike Gotch Memorial Bike and Pedestrian Bridge - photo by Fred Reichel – Resident Engineer, City of San Diego Public Works

Hundreds of people attended the Mike Gotch Memorial Bike and Pedestrian Bridge dedication event last week, hosted by Councilmember Kevin Faulconer. The bridge now allows anyone to circumnavigate the entire Mission Bay without entering any major street.

The 260′ bridge connects N. Mission Bay Dr. with Pacific Beach Drive and eliminates the need for bicyclists to traverse along the very busy Grand Ave. as they are exploring our Mission Bay Park.

The bridge was dedicated to a much-loved man in Mike Gotch. Former California Assemblymember and San Diego Councilmember Gotch was a long-time supporter of everything San Diego, especially the entire Mission Bay Park system. Many of his family was present to share in honoring the memory of Mike for his service.

Daytime Mike Gotch Memorial Bike and Pedestrian Bridge - photo by Jim Willis, bicycle enthusiast

Members of the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition came out in the hundreds, eagerly waiting to cross the bridge on their bicycles. They also exclaimed the need for San Diego to continue developing projects such as this to improve the bike-friendliness of San Diego.

Engineering services were provided by TYLIN INTERNATIONAL of San Diego.

It is notable that Councilmember Faulconer provided complete planning and oversight of this project, beginning many years ago while serving on the Mission Bay Park Committee. Also notable was that he did so on time and under the $2.9 million budget! Thank you once again Councilmember Faulconer.

[Posted on 26 Apr 2012]

Councilmember Faulconer helping clean up PB

Councilmember Kevin Faulconer allocated funds from his budget to secure resources that will clean Garnet Ave. from Crystal Pier to Ingraham Ave.

“I’m proud to partner with the Urban Corps of San Diego County to clean our beach community and improve the quality of life for Pacific Beach residents, businesses and visitors,” said Council President Pro Tem Kevin Faulconer. “Urban Corps, which gives young adults an opportunity to earn a high school diploma while teaching them valuable working skills, will wash sidewalks and remove graffiti, trash and weeds. I am happy to fund this program through savings from efficiencies in my office budget.”

Thank you Councilmember Faulconer for helping us achieve a CLEAN PB!

[Posted on 19 Apr 2012]

2012 5th Annual Graffiti Day – March 24th

Graffiti Day will be held this year on Saturday, March 24th.

Join us for the Pacific Beach Town Council’s 5th annual Graffiti Day – painting out graffiti throughout our community.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 24th, from 9am – 1pm. Our rain date is at the same time on April 28th and will not be called until 8am on the day of the event by a post right here on this website.

We’ll provide the tools, gloves, paint, training – and all the graffiti you can imagine. All you need to do is join us to help beautify our community.

Graffiti Day 2012 Flyer
Please use this brochure to invite anyone that can help!

Volunteer Waiver
All volunteers must complete this waiver and those under 18 must have a parent or guardian’s signature.

As has been the case year after year, a number of sponsors make this event possible and without their help we would only be able to touch a small fraction of what we’ll achieve during this event. They include:

g”>Pacific Beach Presbyterian Church – who has graciously provided us with their facility to act as a meeting place for organizing many months in advance, staging area to collect donated supplies and get them organized in lots for volunteer teams, music, food and hospitality the day of the event. We appreciate everything PB Presbyterian has done to support this event – for the fourth year in a row!

Frazee Paint – Another major supporter every year has been Frazee Paint located on Hornblend St. at Cass St. The first year Frazee graciously donated all the paint needed for the entire event. We would’ve not been able to paint out several thousand tags without their generous support.

Ace Hardware – Each year Ace Hardware has been a generous donor of various supplies as well as giving us discounts on needed supplies.

Hammer & Nails Hardware – Each year Hammer & Nails has been a generous donor as well as giving us discounts on needed supplies.

Home Depot – Each year Home Depot on Sports Arena Blvd. and Genesee Ave. has graciously donated buckets and given us discounts on purchases of supplies.

We look forward to working with everyone on this year’s event.

[Posted on 11 Mar 2012]

Starfish Award

The PB Town Council is now accepting nominations for its new Starfish Awards. The deadline is October 3rd, 2011

Look around your neighborhood. Is there a new or newly-remodeled house or condo that really makes the whole neighborhood look better? Does it give you ideas to perhaps enhance your place as well?

We’re also giving awards to the best-looking low water use front gardens.

Residence (Condo/Single family)

  • Recent improvements, construction or upgrades
  • Quality workmanship and appropriate materials
  • Enhancing the neighborhood in a creative, positive manner

    Front Garden

  • Attractive, low-water use plants
  • Creative use of rocks, tile, walkways and/or garden decoration
  • Enhancing the neighborhood in a creative, positive manner

Starfish Award Nomination Form

Email co-chairs Adam Meyer and Eve Anderson here.

[Posted on 06 Sep 2011]