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Tag: "Alan Boinus"

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Praise for Entry Workshop

Praise for Entry Workshop

Editor, (This letter was addressed to City Manager John Pietig and City Council members) Allow me to temper some of my personal criticism about your administration lately with my commendation to you and Delia Horwitz for a job extremely well done putting together the workshop Tuesday (Nov. 12) night.  I feel you did a brilliant […]

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Speaker's Corner: Machievelli and the Village Entrance

Speaker’s Corner: Machievelli and the Village Entrance

  Five hundred years ago, Italian author and of modern political science Niccolò Machievelli wrote the seminal classic, “The Prince,” promoting “the ends justify the means” to achieve political objectives – a philosophy frowned upon by those who believe in fair play and open government. The idea that the “ends justify the means” may be […]

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Parking Garage’s Use Questioned

Parking Garage’s Use Questioned

Editor, I attended Laguna’s meeting about the village entrance on Monday. I am rather disheartened by some of the responses I heard from John Pietig. I asked Mr. Pietig if there had been any market research done on the proposed garage to substantiate the contention that I have been hearing from certain members of the […]

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Questions Raised About Village Entrance

Questions Raised About Village Entrance

Editor, I recently interviewed Councilperson Elizabeth Pearson about Village Entrance that will air on Laguna radio KX93.5 this Sunday at 8 a.m. Pearson indicated if there were new information she might reconsider the proposed parking structure. I mentioned concern about spreading contaminants in the soil at the site by disrupting the land through construction or […]

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In Need of an Artist’s Touch

In Need of an Artist’s Touch

Editor, I recently wrote to all City Councilmembers and City Manager John Pietig about the temporary lifeguard office trailers at Main Beach. These trailers are a “blight” on Laguna. They are an ugly eyesore and are absolutely not becoming of Laguna Beach. Yet, to date, I have only heard back from Councilmembers Verna Rollinger and Toni […]