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1 Balancing Trade Economic Impacts with Community Needs Port of San Diego Stuart Farnsworth Port of San Diego Stuart Farnsworth

2 Port Our Vision is: To Foster a World Class Port through Excellence in Public Service Port State created Port by legislation in 1962 Manage San Diego Bay Port Strategic Goals Optimize the Port’s positive economic impact to the Region Improve the environmental conditions of the Tidelands Trust Resources Enhance safety and security of the Tidelands Increase the Port’s responsiveness to community needs Enhance organizational performance Maintain the Port’s financial stability Optimize the Port’s positive economic impact to the Region Improve the environmental conditions of the Tidelands Trust Resources Enhance safety and security of the Tidelands Increase the Port’s responsiveness to community needs Enhance organizational performance Maintain the Port’s financial stability

3 Community v. Commerce

4 Optimizing Positive Regional Economic Impacts through Maritime Commerce

5 Cement Newsprint Bananas Avocados Oranges Melons Steel/Other Jet/Bunker/Diesel Fuel Soda Ash Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal TODAY 300 – 500 Trucks per weekday Sand

6 12% AAGR* Growth21% AAGR* *AAGR=Average Annual Growth Rate

7 Source: Pacific Maritime Association 2003 Annual Report 15% AAGR* Growth *AAGR=Average Annual Growth Rate

8 Cargo / Cruise Growth Dramatic growth in Cruise & Cargo businesses CruiseCargo ,000 pax1.5 million m.tons ,000 pax2.5 million m.tons FY ,000 pax3.1 million m.tons Dramatic growth in Cruise & Cargo businesses CruiseCargo ,000 pax1.5 million m.tons ,000 pax2.5 million m.tons FY ,000 pax3.1 million m.tons

9 2003 Economic Impacts Maritime businesses add diversity to San Diego’s Economy JobsEconomic Impacts Cruise1,616$248 million Cargo2,350$262 million Total3,966 $510 million Maritime businesses add diversity to San Diego’s Economy JobsEconomic Impacts Cruise1,616$248 million Cargo2,350$262 million Total3,966 $510 million

10 Community Concerns BARRIO LOGAN ISSUES Volume of trucks Diesel emissions Community safety STOP TRUCK TRAFFIC GROWTH BARRIO LOGAN ISSUES Volume of trucks Diesel emissions Community safety STOP TRUCK TRAFFIC GROWTH WORKING WATERFRONT ISSUES Adequate freeway access Meeting cargo growth Expanding jobs Operating safety Who to talk to? NEED CESAR CHAVEZ PKWY WORKING WATERFRONT ISSUES Adequate freeway access Meeting cargo growth Expanding jobs Operating safety Who to talk to? NEED CESAR CHAVEZ PKWY Two sides rarely spoke

11 Central I-5 Corridor Study...

12 Central I-5 Corridor Study ISSUES Downtown “S” Airport Marine Terminal Maximize Parallel Arterials Maximize Transit Downtown “S” Airport Marine Terminal Maximize Parallel Arterials Maximize Transit

13 A History of false starts...

14 $170 Million in RTP Met goal of working waterfront access to I-5 Met strong resident community opposition

15 Less Costly Inadequate waterfront access to I-5 Met community resistance

16 Early attempts to curtail Truck Traffic ACTIONDATE Closing Cesar Chavez Parkway2002 Making Schley “One-way”2003 False starts resulted from hearing only one community Repeated train wrecks ACTIONDATE Closing Cesar Chavez Parkway2002 Making Schley “One-way”2003 False starts resulted from hearing only one community Repeated train wrecks

17 Increasing Responsiveness to Communities Needs: Path to success

18 MTCC Objective: Grow responsibly Inner City Business Association Mercado Apartments SDRS San Diego Refrigerated Services United African American Ministerial Action Council King/Chavez Academy of Excellence Local Residents

19 Toured facilities Held Meetings Discussed issues –Residents revealed desire for more waterfront jobs Developed strategies Toured facilities Held Meetings Discussed issues –Residents revealed desire for more waterfront jobs Developed strategies MTCC Successes

20 Distances from Marine Terminal to I-5/805 Merge 19.6 miles 18.0 miles DOLE: Too Costly

21 Preferred Alternative Benefits: Approx. $95 million Avoids Downtown “S” Curve Keeps trucks off of residential streets Maximizes use of Harbor Drive Supported by Residents and Tenants Funding pending TEA Reauthorization Both Communities get what they want

22 Lessons Learned Take time to communicate. Don’t be convinced yours is the right solution. Develop partnerships. Be open and honest about what you can and cannot do. Celebrate small successes. Take time to communicate. Don’t be convinced yours is the right solution. Develop partnerships. Be open and honest about what you can and cannot do. Celebrate small successes.

23 Lessons Learned (cont.) Proactively Avoid the Train Wreck!

24 Questions?


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