City Council Candidate Mitch McKay

Imperial Beach City Council Candidate Question #2:

“There continues to be increased development on Seacoast Drive, both commercial and residential. What are the positive, and negative aspects of this development for Imperial Beach”

Yes, new businesses are opening on both Seacoast Drive and Palm Avenue as these are the primary business corridors of the City…The CMU Zoning allows certain residential and retail development by design and in accordance with the City’s planning processes currently in place – this primarily happening on Seacoast Drive.

The challenges will primarily be with increased traffic and limited parking, followed by increases in pedestrian use (visitors and new residents) along this already heavily travelled area.

Careful and judicial use of Measure R TOT monies could help offset some of these issues with expanded (multi-level) parking structures at or near either end of Seacoast Drive. Additionally, increases in General Sales Tax and Property Taxes will benefit the City’s overall General Fund, but we also need to strategically redirect some of this increased revenue back into this impacted zone.

Vol. 38, No. 41 - Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022

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