WHERE: City Administration Building Council Chambers – 12th Floor – 202 “C” Street, San Diego CA 92101
WHAT: Surfrider San Diego is calling upon the City of San Diego to join the lawsuit against the federal government for the egregious violations of the Clean Water Act in parts of south San Diego County. San Diego City Council is set to vote during its Tuesday closed session.
The repeated dumping of sewage, chemical waste and plastic pollution that travel through the Tijuana River Valley and onto local beaches poses a health and safety threat to the general population, border patrol, and Navy. Surfrider San Diego filed a lawsuit on July 17, 2018, against the International Boundary and Water Commission for violations on the Clean Water Act.
The cities of Imperial Beach and Chula Vista have already filed a lawsuit in conjunction with the Port of San Diego.
A third lawsuit was filed by the San Diego Regional Water Quality Board and Secretary of State Xavier Becerra.
VISUALS:# of people in support of Surfrider Foundation’s mission
Michael Torti, Executive Committee Chair, Surfrider Foundation San Diego
Gabriela M. Torres, Policy Coordinator, Surfrider Foundation San Diego
Bethany Case & Shannon Johnson, Co-Chairs of Clean Border Water Now
Mark West, Imperial Beach City Council Member
Various environmental organizations