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To: City Council, La Jolla Town Council, the Public and Law enforcement

Black's Beach Recreational Scandal "STOP Commercialization and privatization of SD Parks"

Black's Beach Recreational Scandal   "STOP Commercialization and privatization of SD Parks"

Black's Beach Recreational Scandal
Stop Commercialization and Privatization of San Diego Public Parks
Stop Gliderport forced access fees to use our free park (illegal fees.)
Stop Insurance fees (not required by law.)
Stop fees going to Private Business to use any San Diego parks now.

Endorse a recreational public waver, Including permanent Gliderport operation oversight as needed for public conflict and safety. Support public use of public land without requiring private membership in any private club or abusive private waivers. California Recreational Statutes Law,
protects the owner of land from lawsuits due to injury. Any additional insurance requirements, is a scam using public land to enrich private Pockets.

According to one member of La Jolla Town Council.
"Commercialization and privatization of San Diego Parks is unacceptable"

Should a private company be able to charge us to use our own publicly-owned Beach? No. Should private companies be able to control who can use our public publicly owned city parks? No.

Yet that is exactly what's happening at the Torrey Pines Gliderport. The current San Diego Mayor and City Council have allowed a private business to completely control who can use our public park land and what price must be paid. This is a precedent that must be reversed or all of our public parks and beaches will become profit centers for private businesses squatting on our public land.

That's the line that must be drawn clearly and decisively at Torrey Pines Gliderport before the disease of commercialization spreads to Blacks Beach, to La Jolla Shores, to the Cove, and to all of our public land.

I hereby demand that all public beaches and parks shall ALWAYS be free and accessible to all citizens without requiring payments of any kind to or allowing control by any third party business.

Why is this important?

Hello Friends of our public
We would like to see a discussion of the Torrey Pines Gliderport (which is owned by the City of San Diego) be added to the agenda for the next LJ Town Council meeting. We have been requesting this for many months and have been given many excuses in return.

The Torrey Pines Gliderport is city land that has been leased - for FREE - to a private FOR PROFIT business since 1998. It was originally a 5 year lease with an option to be extended for ONE additional 5 year term. So it expired in 2008 and yet continues to this day.

In about 2006, the City was sued for the many abuses of the Gliderport business, and the City settled the lawsuit in the complainant's favor and agreed to create a Torrey Pines City Park Advisory Board containing all interested stakeholders. The City (Mayor Sanders) created the "Board" under the wrong section of the City Charter (43b rather than 43a - look it up), and that enabled the City to both limit and terminate the Board to keep it from correcting the ongoing problems and abuses. To this day there is no oversight by the City and the business brings in millions of dollars every year without a dime going to the City itself.

The Torrey Pines Gliderport is a poster child for the corruption in San Diego, We want the La Jolla Town Council to investigate and address the Issue with the City Council to fix it. (Closure)

We have the 1998 lease agreement which I believe is still in effect to this day. Feel free to verify that this lease is current with the City's Real Estate Assets Division.

Thank You
I also welcome anyone contacting Me personally for more details.
Ernie Casco (858) 568-1384

My Speech LJ Town Council Nov 12th 2020

Hello my name is Ernie Casco La Jolla resident, senior pilot TPGP
We need LJTC help, protecting our La Jollas recreational freedom at the Gliderport.

We have a proven Recreational public Waiver, that would end the dispute,
An Easy fix could be done within a week.
Currently Working in LA , Colorado, and Yosemite I believe.

This would ....Effectively split Tandem /School operation... from public recreation freeflight.
The waiver would,...
Stop mandatory Club fees.
Stop Insurance Fees.
Both, ridiculous amounts of $.
By No contest, are illegal collection of funds. (not required by law.)

The waiver would also,...
Stop the signing of current unfair Wavers.
Stop the monopoly, the threat of violence, personal loss, false report and arrest, as they fight over power control & personal profit.

The Tandem/School would,...
Pay for their own insurance. (required by Law).
Pay for their oversight... needed for Public Safety.
San Diego City liabilities are already covered by California Recreational Statues Law.

A Recreational Waiver is working at other locations, where needed.
There are No waivers required at any of the other San Diego Sites.
The Recreational waiver restores public access.
Secures our recreational rights and freedom.
Provides a Safe Tandem /School operation.

It's a Win for the City, LJTC and the public rights ...
I'm asking LJTC to bring this to Agenda,
Provide recommendation & letter in support
Show Fair representation and End the dispute.

Reasons for signing

  • Commercialization of public land without public oversight is corruption.
  • I have always flown as pilot responsible and even being forced to to pay to ushpa to fly at public lands is wrong and against my beliefs of freedom.
  • The air has no wear and the concessionaire runs many different business at the site.


2021-04-19 19:12:39 -0400

Hello Petition Supporters
As a result of a great presentation and petition, La Jolla Town Council subcommittee replied with a double letter forwarding the issue to City Councilmember Joe LaCava. This petition and letter of support will be shown to other district leaders for further endorsement and recommendations for changes to happen.

Thank You for all the support.
Please contact me for copies.
Ernie Casco

2020-11-27 14:09:06 -0500

GoFunMe link:
I now have a GoFundMe page, Please help if you can, the link explains why.
Thank You

2020-11-26 15:20:07 -0500

This petition is now active on Change org,
Please sign and share one or the other, but not both. Thank You
Change org link:

2020-11-19 09:21:38 -0500

50 signatures reached

2020-11-17 16:11:23 -0500

Friends of Dockweiler current Waiver:

2020-11-16 17:31:50 -0500

25 signatures reached

2020-11-16 01:11:51 -0500

10 signatures reached