Monday, March 09, 2009
City to import sand from far, far away despite nearby "sand pit"
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The city of Encinitas is seeking bids to transport that infamous ashtray sand from San Juan Capristrano to dump in the tourist section of Moonlight Beach. This is no surprise, they do this every year.
What is telling about this year is that a mere 3 blocks away is the giant "sand pit" from the Pacific Station development. As you know, the developer John DeWald, sand lobbyist Steve Aceti and the city of Encinitas created and executed a bizarre plan to dump construction dirt from the site onto a north Leucadia beach. For weeks massive dump trucks have been roaring up and down the sandy beach "replenishing" the beach with construction dirt...err, I mean "sand".
We've been told over and over again what great high quality beachsand this dirt is and how everyone involved are environmental heroes and true American geniuses.
So I ask you this, if the construction dirt/sand is so awesome why isn't the city using that material to spread on Moonlight Beach? Why go through the trouble of bringing riverbed sand all the way down from San Juan Capistrano?
Leucadia Blog: Sandy Beach "Replenished" with Developer's Construction Dirt
Leucadia Blog: Mayor Maggie tricked into supporting fake environmentalism
Leucadia Blog: Moonlight Beach, Grassy Park instead of Sand?