Noting crowds may have been smaller and more reserved due to a high-profile police presence, Volk said, “If [police] had not been here, it probably would have been insane.”
Volk said the aftermath of the three-day weekend revealed, “The usual noisy cars and motorcycles. And a lot of trash in the mornings.”
A man fell from Sunset Cliffs around on Saturday, hurting his back and having to be rescued and hospitalized.
“How many falls in the last six weeks is that now? Four? Five?,” asked Volk. “This City amazes me that they allow the cliffs to be open at night. It sounds like a lawsuit waiting to happen.”
“From our standpoint, the Sunset Cliffs area did not cause us any issues this past weekend,” said San Diego Police Department Lt. Shawn Takeuchi. “This past weekend, we did not issue any citations in the beach areas related to the county/state health order (social distancing, masks, etc).
“We did issue numerous citations for violations we see daily, which include drinking in public, public urination, dogs off-leash, etc. All in all, people were vary compliant.”
Volk said he did not see or hear any late-night partying, adding: “But I am somewhat sheltered. I am sure it happened in some areas.”
Noting Sunset Cliffs' neighbors have resorted to parking their cars on their streets to block people from parking there and partying at night, Volk said, “They should not have to do this.”
Added Volk: “The sooner the other beaches are open the better. We continue to request additional police presence. There were reports of drag racing on some streets.”