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The San Diego Unified School District has begun its construction efforts to commercialize Point Loma High School.

We are looking for your support in returning Point Loma High School back to the neighborhood high school that is was built to be and stop the commercialization of its facilities.

The EIR and past school board meetings have documented the following:

The lighting, seating and sound upgrades are not just to support high school activities.  These upgrades are in support a long standing plan to  rent out the stadium to other organizations, up to 7 days a week.  This lighting will be seen from homes and backyards for up a mile away

The San Diego Unified School District has refused to agree to a binding field use policy limiting use to student events only. The current field use policy can be changed by the principal or the School Board at any time (as stated in the EIR).   This action by the San Diego Unified School District has forced litigation on behalf of the surrounding community.

The EIR and past school board meetings support this statement.

 

  • Pro Point Loma Response to the PLHS DEIR – Read Response Here (PDF)
  • Letter from the PCPB on behalf of the Point Loma community – Read Letter Here (PDF)
  • Expert report on the effect to the community of the proposed field lighting by nationally renowned light expert, Jim Benya – Read Report (PDF)
  • Expert report on the effect to the community of noise issues resulting from the professional PA system and expanded use of the athletic fields by nationally recognized expert, Dr. Leslie Penzes – Read Report (PDF)
  • Expert report on the impact of ground illumination to the community from the proposed field lighting by Dr. Wayne Wilson – Read Report (PDF)
  • Letter from the Shaw Family regarding parking, noise and traffic issues along with other relevant issues – Read Letter Here (PDF)
  • The PLHS draft Environmental Impact Report (Jan. 2016) – Read Report Here (PDF)  Please go to the District’s website to download the remaining appendices.
  • The Correia Middle School Sports Complex Final Environmental Impact Report (Sept. 2015) – Read Report Here (PDF)

The project includes:

  • Expansion of capacity with a minimum of 500 extra seats, bringing the seating capacity to 2,500
  • Addition of a professional press box on top of the bleachers
  • Installation of a commercial PA sound system with elevated loudspeakers
  • Construction of additional ticket booths and concession stands
  • Installation of 60 floodlights on four 90 foot light towers

The project would result in:

Pro Point Loma supports the hIgh school and its mission to provide a quality educational and extracurricular experience in a safe and clean neighborhood community.  We also support the one Homecoming night event that is held each year with temporary lights – despite its many impacts, this one event is particularly important to the school community and is part of the compromise reached between the school & neighborhood in the early 2000’s with regard to night activity at the stadium.

Pro Point Loma does not support an expansion in the scale, frequency, and intensity of use of the Point Loma High School Stadium at the expense of thousands of neighborhood residents’  quality of life – especially an expansion in which the stadium may be used more by non-school groups than by the students themselves (as is the case at other SDUSD high schools.)  As the most intensely overdeveloped school site in the district and the only high school where three property lines consist of residential backyards, Point Loma High School is simply not an appropriate location for an event venue of the type that is being proposed.

Pro Point Loma needs your active participation.  To add your name to the growing list of supporters who want to preserve Loma Portal for future generations, or for more information, email us at propointloma@gmail.com or complete our contact form.

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