Editor, This letter was addressed to City Council members. The principal driver in the current village entrance proposal Plan ‘D’ is the “replacement parking” stipulation dictated by the California Coastal Commission. It reads much like a rigid principle of physics such that public parking shall be conserved when planning a municipal design project. It is […]
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Editor, Thanks to recent articles and commentaries in our local papers we all now know the California Coastal Commission does not require one for one replacement of lost parking spaces. The Coastal Commission instead provides several options to the city that promote alternative modes of transportation such as using mass transit, pedestrian paths and bike […]
Editor, The three council members that voted in favor of the current village entrance project have promised to institute a $1 per hour parking meter rate increase to help cover the cost of this multi-million dollar nightmare. Any increases to parking fees requires approval by the California Coastal Commission. Since these same three city council […]
The Green Light column, “Partnering for Preservation,” in the April 5 edition incorrectly reported the source of $5 million for restoration of Crystal Cove cottages. Rather than a personal donation from Peter Douglas, the pledged “mitigation” funds resulted from a ruling by the California Coastal Commission.
The Planning Commission will host a Land Use Element workshop on Wednesday, April 18, at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 505 Forest Ave. The meeting’s purpose is informing residents, property owners, businesses, architects, designers, realtors and interested parties of changes required by the state California Coastal Commission to the city’s recently approved […]
As his final gesture, Boyce Belt, outgoing president of the controversy-laden Laguna Terrace Mobile Home Park, sent 15 copies of a five-page packet to the California Coastal Commission questioning why the commission has yet to allow lots at the park to be sold separately. Belt, who has been president of the park’s resident association for […]
Members of Laguna Beach Girl Scout Troop 789, Ashley Andrews and Crystal La France, partnered with the Clean Water Now! Coalition to complete two beach cleanups in two weeks, the organization reported. On June 18 and July 2, the girls took turns at promoting, leading, organizing and educating almost 100 volunteers, who removed […]
Editor: I’ve been canvassing retail businesses around Laguna Beach to get an idea how managers plan for walk-in traffic into their establishments and whether they recorded this plan into their business plan. I was surprised to find some managers don’t have a walk-in plan at all, and if they do, they rely on three to […]