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Misgivings Surface Over Opening Up Views

Misgivings Surface Over Opening Up Views

  Chris Toy, a member of a committee appointed nearly a year ago to devise a new view ordinance for Laguna Beach, expressed profound disapproval of the latest draft during a public meeting this past Tuesday, Dec. 3. With new stipulations, the current draft reads like a contract put together by city staff and attorneys, […]

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Skeptical About View Committee’s Make-up

Skeptical About View Committee’s Make-up

Editor, Several years ago, Buena Park’s City Council decided to remove  a whole street of beautiful old jacranda trees because  their  roots  were  affecting  the sidewalk. I  remember  thinking,  “Thank  God  I  don’t  live  in  a  city  where  they  would  cut  down  old trees  to  maintain  flat  sidewalks.”  Little did  I  know  that  I  did  live  in  such  a  city. Now  we  have […]

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Critics Help Shape Emerging View Rules

Critics Help Shape Emerging View Rules

Comments raised during a hearing Tuesday served to highlight key points of contention in a draft Laguna Beach view ordinance, such as balancing the right to a view with the pleasure of foliage, the perimeter allowed for a claim, and whether the date of purchase matters in determining view rights. Of a smaller crowd of […]