Dana Point Launch Ramp - Big Update!

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Email response received from Brenda Wisenski 11OCT21

"I appreciate you bringing this to the City’s attention. We are looking into the issue and are in contact with Harbor Partners who manages the harbor."
 
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    Response I got


    Hi Todd,



    I appreciate you bringing this to the City’s attention. We are looking into the issue and are in contact with Harbor Partners who manages the harbor.



    Sincerely,

    Brenda Wisneski

    Community Development Director

    City of Dana Point

    949-248-3560
     
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    So I went to Dana Harbor launch ramp with my 17’ center console this August. It was Saturday at 6 am sharp. The attendant at the gate took my money and then said sorry the parking is full. You can launch but there is not a place for your truck and trailer. I launched, tied up, and then drove 3 miles and parked on the street. I walked back and left the dock at 735. That was a horrible experience. I didn’t complain and I tried to work with the attendant. Then, I look across the parking lot and just outside this temporary barrier is an acre of empty space that from what I recall was originally dedicated to the launch ramp. All I could think about is why are they limiting access to the water and reducing recreational opportunities for the public? I have a few boats, always spend money at the marinas, pick up about 10 balloons every time I go out. I’m not an idiot at the ramps.

    OP - Thanks for the excellent and detailed code research. I will be emailing and calling all the involved, as we have to protect this resource as a public asset.
     
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    This is still moving forward. Had a conversation with the city today. Keep them emails and calls coming.
     
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    Spoke to Brenda. She was pleasant and receptive. Says they are aware of it and changes are in the works with additional parking coming. She seemed surprised that viewing the lot today reveals no shortage of available parking but I explained that this is more of a seasonal thing especially during weekends in the summer and fall. Thanks for taking the time to keep this alive using the proper channels.
     
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    Spoke to Brenda. She was pleasant and receptive. Says they are aware of it and changes are in the works with additional parking coming. She seemed surprised that viewing the lot today reveals no shortage of available parking but I explained that this is more of a seasonal thing especially during weekends in the summer and fall. Thanks for taking the time to keep this alive using the proper channels.
    Not to mention fishing is currently banned…
     
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    Just a quick update. Still working on this. A couple of meetings scheduled in the near future, both city facing and with others to push this forward. More when I have it.
     
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    Well gents, I'm not doing the happy dance just yet, but expect to be doing so in the next couple of weeks.

    Met with Brenda Wisneski in the Planning Department City of Dana Point this morning and we discussed the issue of parking and boater access. She expressed that the marina was issued a violation letter on the parking very recently and that the marina is to return the parking to its original configuration (we viewed the maps to confirm our understanding).

    The marina has a couple of weeks to comply. She also expressed that this was covered at a very high level; this wasn't lick a stamp and mail. A meeting was held with the powers at the harbor.

    Good job, BD folks! A win is in our sights.
     
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    Well gents, I'm not doing the happy dance just yet, but expect to be doing so in the next couple of weeks.

    Met with Brenda Wisneski in the Planning Department City of Dana Point this morning and we discussed the issue of parking and boater access. She expressed that the marina was issued a violation letter on the parking very recently and that the marina is to return the parking to its original configuration (we viewed the maps to confirm our understanding).

    The marina has a couple of weeks to comply. She also expressed that this was covered at a very high level; this wasn't lick a stamp and mail. A meeting was held with the powers at the harbor.

    Good job, BD folks! A win is in our sights.
    You're gonna make HERO. status. At least I hope karma pays you back handsomely
     
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    Not a hero, buddy, but thanks. Just a guy who likes to fish out of Dana Point like many others. Everyone who stepped up by calling and writing are heroes in my book.
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    Well gents, I'm not doing the happy dance just yet, but expect to be doing so in the next couple of weeks.

    Met with Brenda Wisneski in the Planning Department City of Dana Point this morning and we discussed the issue of parking and boater access. She expressed that the marina was issued a violation letter on the parking very recently and that the marina is to return the parking to its original configuration (we viewed the maps to confirm our understanding).

    The marina has a couple of weeks to comply. She also expressed that this was covered at a very high level; this wasn't lick a stamp and mail. A meeting was held with the powers at the harbor.

    Good job, BD folks! A win is in our sights.
    Thank you so much! I cannot express how important this is to the private boater community. Any more help you need, please just ask.
     
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    OH LOOK A THUMBS DOWN FAIRY AGAIN!! LOL LOL

    Well gents, I'm not doing the happy dance just yet, but expect to be doing so in the next couple of weeks.

    Met with Brenda Wisneski in the Planning Department City of Dana Point this morning and we discussed the issue of parking and boater access. She expressed that the marina was issued a violation letter on the parking very recently and that the marina is to return the parking to its original configuration (we viewed the maps to confirm our understanding).

    The marina has a couple of weeks to comply. She also expressed that this was covered at a very high level; this wasn't lick a stamp and mail. A meeting was held with the powers at the harbor.

    Good job, BD folks! A win is in our sights.
    Great effort flytie! Great news!

    Now we need you get started on opening the oil closure areas so we don't have to drive 12 miles to fish from the revamped launch ramp parking area.

    CAN YOU DO IT? :oops:
     
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    Great effort flytie! Great news!

    Now we need you get started on opening the oil closure areas so we don't have to drive 12 miles to fish from the revamped launch ramp parking area.

    CAN YOU DO IT? :oops:

    Fishing opens on December 1st. What else do you need?!? :p
     
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    thanks for the update. great news! Boat my boat from Dana point this winter and that was the only time I went there as it was a weekday and it was crowded before the tuna fest started. Can't wait to give it a try next season...
     
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    thanks for the update. great news! Boat my boat from Dana point this winter and that was the only time I went there as it was a weekday and it was crowded before the tuna fest started. Can't wait to give it a try next season...
    There are 121 boater parking spaces now. When you subtract out the 22 that were stored long term there (which is also a violation and will be brought up this season) it leaves you with less than 100. The actual number is 400 boater parking spaces, which is what we are getting back. You should be able to go enjoy your day with family and friends on your boat on just about any given weekend.
     
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    Hopefully they widen the spots and open the spacing between the rows. That place is tight, lots of potential for trailer/truck damage.
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    I'm waiting to see how they handle everything in the next two weeks.

    Trust but verify.

    After that we can address "comfort" issues. Right now I just want the friggin' parking back.
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    Well gents, I'm not doing the happy dance just yet, but expect to be doing so in the next couple of weeks.

    Met with Brenda Wisneski in the Planning Department City of Dana Point this morning and we discussed the issue of parking and boater access. She expressed that the marina was issued a violation letter on the parking very recently and that the marina is to return the parking to its original configuration (we viewed the maps to confirm our understanding).

    The marina has a couple of weeks to comply. She also expressed that this was covered at a very high level; this wasn't lick a stamp and mail. A meeting was held with the powers at the harbor.

    Good job, BD folks! A win is in our sights.
    Hey thanks for putting so much effort into finding this badass loophole! Seems like these organizations only care about themselves anyways. Maybe the coastal commission will speed up the stack now lol
     
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    Way to blow the whistle.

    I sure hope they accomodate outdoor ocean positive recreation. And family and friend time.

    Considering the city accomdates and spends a ton of money and time and resources. On people using their car for a home in home depot parking lot
     
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    Hey thanks for putting so much effort into finding this badass loophole! Seems like these organizations only care about themselves anyways. Maybe the coastal commission will speed up the stack now lol
    The stack failed the permit process, so it is being totally redesigned. I'm guessing 2-3 years for resubmit and approval.
     
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