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Supporting Open Space Initiative

Editor,

Gathering signatures for the open space initiative, I’ve been enjoying the opportunity to say “Hi” to a lot of people who live in and love Laguna Beach and want to help make it even better.

One morning as I stood outside of the supermarket with my petition in hand, a truck drove up. The driver rolled down his window while his passenger got out of the truck and ran into the store, and he asked me what I was doing. I told him all about the initiative and asked him to sign my petition to help get it on the ballot. He said that he would be “more than happy” to do that, and while he was signing he told me how much he loved living in Laguna Beach. When his passenger returned, she too signed the petition. As they drove off, a woman came up to me and asked, “What do you have there?” When I told her, she said, “Of course I’ll sign that!” I began to envision the possibility of some kind of drive-thru arrangement for signers!

My friends who are out on the streets with their petitions all have similar stories. Meeting so many like-minded people simply confirms for me what a special community this is.

Faith Fontan, Laguna Beach

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