Trestles is saved!
As you remember, September's Save Trestles Hearing was a chance to convince the Coastal Commission that Trestles and surrounding San Onofre State Beach Park are worth saving from the TCA's Toll Road plans. After a long day of back and forth testimonies from both sides, the Commission was left with the task of deliberation and conclusion. And today, the Commission decided in favor of the thousands of voters who have been fighting the toll road expansion... in favor of the natural beauty that we all appreciate... in favor of Trestles!
Now, as with our previous victory, the TCA may try to appeal. And if they do, we'll keep fighting back! Today's victory means so much more than a TCA roadblock. Surf industry vet, Surfrider activist and Trestles advocate Bob Mignogna said this morning,
"From my perspective, this was one of the first major political efforts supported by the surf industry as a whole. It proves that our industry can be taken seriously by mainstream political America. To me, this clearly shows that the surf industry has grown into being an economic, and thus, political force to be considered.
"Everyone who helped on this campaign deserves a pat on the back and a big round of applause, especially the thousands of surf industry employees who wrote letters and emails, posted comments online, put signs out front of their home and office, wore t-shirts in support of Save Trestles, attended meetings, etc.
Congratulations and thank you to all.
More info at ShopEatSurf.com.