Try emailing the San Pedro Town Board and ask them exactly what the laws are on pier usage. firstname.lastname@example.org
I also heard a speech earlier this year when the Prime Minister visited. They had a question and answer session and I beleive Melanie Paz asked some questions about this issue. Can't remember the details now...but at the time she seemed to have a pretty good handle on the situation.....maybe you could call or email her at Amigos Del Mar Dive Shop.
I think the a lot of the problem stems from who spent the money to build the pier, who pays the annual fees, who spends the money to maintain them and in light of all this....who has the right to use it.
I think it's been an ongoing problem. Most businesses do not mind you using for a short time.....but there have been incidences of abuse of usage and unruly individuals that have caused some discord.
That prompted a whole new issue of security.
Who pays for that?
Let us know when you find out. It would be good to know what the rules are.
[This message has been edited by Sandshaker (edited 12-04-2001).]