South Bay Leaders Mark Chula Vista Bayfront Project’s Advancement with New Law Authored by Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher

Monday, September 10, 2018

Gonzalez Fletcher Will Be Joined By the Port of San Diego and South Bay Leaders to Celebrate the Signing of Assembly Bill 2646


CHULA VISTA – California Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) and the Port District will host a press conference to celebrate legislation that will create jobs and protect the environment in a longstanding South Bay effort. Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 2646 on Aug. 24, putting into place a key piece of the Chula Vista Bayfront Master Plan.


Under the Chula Vista Bayfront Land Transfer approved in Assemblywoman Gonzalez Fletcher’s legislation, the State Lands Commission is able to transfer a 97-acre parcel of state land in Chula Vista to the San Diego Unified Port District as envisioned in a 2010 agreement. Under the agreement, this Bayfront parcel must be used for open space, to promote public access to the coast, and to protect sensitive wetlands – key public and environmental benefits that are required under the Chula Vista Bayfront Master Plan to develop a visitor-serving convention center and resort.


Local agencies and stakeholders have been planning the Bayfront project for nearly three decades. The development will include an RV park as well as a resort and convention center. The project will create new public parks; provide long-awaited, enhanced shoreline recreation; and protect, promote and enhance the area’s environmentally sensitive resources.


From an economic standpoint, the Port estimates that the Chula Vista Bayfront project will require 10,000 construction jobs and, upon completion, generate 20,000 permanent jobs and $2.1 billion in ongoing economic activity annually.


WHO:  Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, author of Assembly Bill 2646

Mayor Mary Casillas Salas, City of Chula Vista

Rafael Castellanos, Chairman, San Diego Unified Port District Board of Port Commissioners

Ann Moore, Commissioner, San Diego Unified Port District Board of Port Commissioners


WHEN:  Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 11:00a


WHERE: 1034 Gunpowder Point Drive, Chula Vista, CA 91910

Location is a dirt lot beyond the gate to the Living Coast Discovery Center, the site of the future RV Park.


For more information or to RSVP to the event, contact Mary Latibashvili at (415) 902-3421. 


Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher represents California’s 80th Assembly District, located in southern San Diego County, including the cities of San Diego, Chula Vista, and National City. She serves as Chair of the Assembly Committee on Appropriations, Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Women in the Workplace, and Vice Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus. For more information on Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher visit