The fuel dock is vital to the marina's operation. There is more than meets the eye:
The relocation strategy is deeply flawed, consisting of burying large fuel tanks into unstable ground.
The fuel dock provides emergency services that would disappear.
The bottom of the Gashouse Cove is muddy and sandy, unfit for recreational activities.
To top it off, the Laguna Street Outflow spills sewage into the harbor when the city sewer system is overwhelmed by heavy rains.
Thank you to Christine Kaplan and Joe Bravo for clearly explaining this.
In addition, the question of decontaminating the area is still unsolved, and toxic residue still shows up on the surface.