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Friends of the Children's Pool filed suit against the City of San Diego and the California Coastal Commission. A change of ventue was critical. (Orange County) The seasonal banning of citizen access to the beach at Children's Pool in La Jolla was not legal. We told them the reasons we would win. Click to see the evidence yourself.

Click to see our final brief to the judge refuting the case of the City and the Coastal Commision.

City officials were entrusted with preserving the beach and constitutionally protected ocean access rights. They stole the Pool from the Children of San Diego for profit and convenience. The City deliberately skuttled alternate proposals that would allow shared use to work such as the(Lifeguard Plan). NOAA/NMFS reminded San Diego in January 2014 ( See Letter) that taking the Marine Mammal Protection Act into its own hands was a violation of section 109(a) of that statute.

Regular folks pitched in to fund the cause. We can expect an appeal from the City and Coastal Commission lawyers. They have tax dollars to abuse. We can fight that too.
FoCP has no paid employees. Your donation goes solely for lawsuit costs and are tax deductable.
FoCP is a 501(c)(3) federal non-profit. Cite FEIN# 37-1655042. Your information will not be shared.

If you can help prevent barring citizens from public beaches, press a Donate button, or use your own Paypal account, to focp@san.rr.com. Or eliminate the 2% fee - send a check to Friends of the Children's Pool / 3090 Admiral Ave, San Diego, CA 92123.
**DONOR NAMES WILL NOT BE RELEASED FOR ANY PURPOSE**

Note that the Coastal Commission knew better, added a requirement to the closure permit that San Diego taxpayers must fund any legal expenses caused by the closure permit.

DISCLAIMER: a writ of mandate cannot be used to force seal removal, only to force the City to find a better way to manage shared use within the law. If the City continues to insist shared use is too expensive, then it wil have to revert to restoration of Children's Pool it has evaded for a decade.

 Despite what you may have heard, there is no plan to make our seals leave. In the past that came from the City unless San Diego finds a legal way to have them there, it will be San Diego that has to repatriate them to the wild. ,
San Diego had no right to create a pen for them on State land to exploite them for a tourist attraction.
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