The La Jolla Town Council has scheduled a public hearing Thursday to discuss what a group call seals “overwhelming the beaches in La Jolla Cove and Children’s Pool.”
The Town Council is looking for solutions to the problem of odor and threats to public safety caused by the seals and sea lions.
Thursday’s hearing, dubbed “Crisis in the Cove,” is at 5:30 p.m. at the La Jolla Recreation Center, 615 Prospect St.
A year ago, said a statement, the Town Council president and the La Jolla Parks and Beaches president were advised by federal NOAA officials to encourage San Diego to quickly deter the sea lions from settling in on the cove beach.
“The city has legal authority to abate a nuisance under the Marine Mammal Protection Act,” said the statement. “The city ignored the problem and there are more sea lions than ever before on the beach.”
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