I am a long-term Laguna resident and love this community for its physical beauty and its character of engagement.
Currently I am chair of the board of trustees of the Laguna College of Art and Design. As the former executive dean of the UCLA College of Letters and Science, I have a longstanding commitment to environmental ecology and aesthetics.
For me, the Community Garden in South Laguna is Laguna Beach at its best. It stands for values of cooperation, environmental enhancement, and education. It is a real jewel and it makes my heart sing every time I see it. I strongly urge the city to take whatever steps necessary to promote and protect the future of this worthy project.
Patricia O’Brien, Laguna Beach