In our most recent newsletter, we alerted you to last Thursday's deadline for potential developers to submit their proposals to the County to take over the Harbor Revitalization Plan. In it, we anticipated that not all four of the development teams previously qualified by the County would submit bids. We were right - only two teams submitted proposals. These two development teams are the ones created after the leading contender fractured and the two remnants reconstituted as separate teams. They are now the two finalists competing against each other to win the project.
We have met with both teams. We are familiar with their proposals. And as we described previously, and we can say it again, based on what we are seeing so far, there is a potential for a very bright future for our harbor. We intend to remain engaged with both teams, to offer our review and input as they refine their plans through the County review process, and by the time the final decision goes before the Orange County Board of Supervisors in the fall, we hope and intend to get fully behind one of these teams and champion their selection by the County. While maintaining the confidentiality entrusted in us, we will keep you posted as we proceed towards this big decision on the future of our harbor.
In other news, tonight the OC Parks Commission will discuss two big topics affecting our harbor. First, they will be presented with an update on the Harbor Revitalization proposals as we described above (you got it first here). And they will be reviewing and considering a plan for improved community oversight of our harbor that we recently proposed to the County. We will be there to support the proposal and will provide you with all the details following the meeting. Look for another newsletter from us by this time tomorrow. Much more to come...
For the Board of Directors of The Dana Point Boaters Association,
James Lenthall, Vice-President