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Petition to Amend Port Master Plan

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We the below-listed stakeholders of the City of Los Angeles request that Mayor Garcetti in conjunction with Councilman Joe Buscaino act to intervene and take all necessary steps to amend and update the Port Master Plan forthwith to be more aligned with, and assert the same precautions as, the California Coastal Act Section 3001 Item (d) which states:

“That existing developed uses, and future developments that are carefully planned and developed consistent with the policies of this division, are essential to the economic and social well-being of the people of this state and especially to working persons employed within the coastal zone.”

The Port is one of the largest employers in the City. The plan needs to be updated to include minimizing negative socio-economic impacts that port development may cause to the surrounding communities considering the best interest, well-being and enjoyment of the general public as prescribed by the Tidelands Trust.

We also request that the Port Master Plan be updated to include that any transition to emerging technologies within the Port of Los Angeles, Tidelands Trust area, be done so with provisions in place to prevent job loss or loss of man hours for the current work force that would adversely affect the local economy.

Furthermore, we respectfully request with regard to emerging technologies that the Port Master Plan be amended to state that any terminal operating within the Port of Los Angeles in a cloud or big data environment create on site data centers on local port property utilizing the current work force to operate, provision, maintain, and repair these newly created data centers. These are public lands that are to be used for the good and benefit of local residents. These jobs and facilities should not be handed offshore but instead should be developed and maintained by local residents in order to reap the benefits and rewards that they provide and to improve our quality of life and commerce as the trust dictates.

This request is made pursuant to California Coastal Act Section 30716(a) and California Code of Regulations, Title 14 Section 13636 and any other applicable statutes inclusive.

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