I hope this email finds you well.
I have discovered three things that I feel itâ€™s important you know:
1) Oyster Point Marina/Park is a Superfund Site owned by the City of South San Francisco. Barrels of industrial waste solvents, paint, fuel, and sludge are buried under the land that makes up Oyster Point Marina/Park. The landfill is subsiding and toxic industrial waste sludge is sinking into SF Bay as the sea is rising. Industrial waste and garbage was dumped on Bay Mud for thirty years. No liner was ever installed at the landfill site.
You may have noticed that the Harbormasterâ€™s Office, the Bay Trail, and some of the parking areas are flooded and inaccessible during high tide events. This flooding is caused by landfill subsidence that requires a levee system and installation of a new landfill cap. These are very costly projects.
Here is a link to a report that documents the history of Oyster Point Landfill: â€” Web Link
2) The City of South San Francisco is actively working to terminate the Oyster Point Marina/Park JPA on terms South City considers favorable. The City Council and City Manager are lobbying Supervisors Pine, Slocum, and Groom to dissolve the Harbor District.
Hereâ€™s a link to the Special Meeting audio where South City Manager Mike Futrell and the City Council discuss the â€œHorrible Liability of the Oyster Point Landfill,â€ early termination of the JPA, and dissolution of the Harbor District: â€” Web Link
3) South City knows that the Harbor District subsidizes Oyster Point Marina with two million dollars per year of Harbor District funds. In perpetuity South City plans to request two million per year in countywide property tax to terminate the JPA.
Two audio recordings of the Sept. 16, 2015 South City Special Meeting are published on YouTube:
South San Francisco City Council Special Meeting discussion regarding the Oyster Point Landfill-Marina-Park: â€” Web Link Report on the Oyster Point Landfill-Marina-Park: â€” Web Link
The JPA between South City and the Harbor District is simply an agreement that specifies that the Harbor District manages operations Oyster Point Marina. South City owns the Oyster Point Landfill/Park. Read the JPA to learn about the termination process and the terms of disengagement: â€” Web Link
Thank you for considering my concerns. If you have any questions or require more details, please contact me at your convenience.