From the Office of Mayor Mike McGinn
Replacing our deteriorating seawall before it fails is one of the basic needs for our city. The seawall has deteriorated significantly over the last 70 years and could fail in the event of an earthquake or a large storm. By replacing the seawall we protect public safety, preserve transportation access to the core of our city, and support the businesses and workers who depend on the waterfront for their livelihood. One of the mayor’s first proposals after being inaugurated in 2010 was to fix the seawall.
It appears that support is now building for a November ballot measure to fund the seawall. We appreciate the close working relationship with the Council that has allowed us to get to this point. Once we win public support for a seawall financing plan, we will be able to move to the next phase, which gets more specific about the scope, cost, and timeline for financing future waterfront improvements.