A periodic review by the California Coastal Commission of implementation of the Marina del Rey Local Coastal Plan (LCP) is scheduled next week in San Pedro.

The coastal commission is scheduled to conduct a public hearing and take possible action on the Marina LCP at 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 7th, at the Sheraton Los Angeles Harbor, 601 S. Palos Verdes St., San Pedro.

Information, (310) 519-8200.

Stan Wisniewski, director of the Los Angeles Department of County Beaches and Harbors, and Harley Searcy, chair of the County Small Craft Harbor Commission, told those in attendance at a meeting of the commission Wednesday, May 25th, that they should attend the coastal commission meeting if they want their input to be heard.

Urban consultant T. Keith Gurnee of RRM Design was asked by the Department of Beaches and Harbors to develop a strategic plan for improvements of Mothers Beach in the Marina, including a pedestrian promenade and improvements to picnic tables and playground equipment.

The biggest issue for the public using the Marina beach is the poor quality of water at the beach, said Gurnee.

Gurnee had made a similar presentation Monday, May 23rd, to the County Marina del Rey Design Control Board.

THEFT INCREASES — During the monthly report to the commission on the rate of crime in the Marina, Sheriff’s Lt. Greg Nelson said the rate of thefts from vehicles on the Mariner’s Village parcel has increased, with items being stolen from cars parked in underground garages.

Nelson said these are “crimes of opportunity,” with items left lying on car seats in plain sight. Residents need to be watchful about leaving items in their vehicles, Nelson added.

In other business, Nelson said the Marina Sheriff’s Department will hold an open house at the Marina del Rey Sheriff’s Station, 13851 Fiji Way, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, June 4th.

Marina Sheriff’s Station information, (310) 823-7762.

HARBOR HOUSE LEASE — The Small Craft Commission delayed until its June meeting consent to a requested assignment of leasehold interest and amendment to the lease for the parcel containing the Harbor House Restaurant on Admiralty Way.

The commission also voted to support an extension at no additional cost, giving the County Beaches and Harbors Department two years to exercise an option on reaquiring the Pier 44 leasehold, a marine-oriented parcel fronting Basin G and Bali, Admiralty and Mindanao Ways and the Pier 77 leasehold between Mindanao Way and Basin H. Information, (310) 305-9503.

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