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Tag: "Councilperson Pearson"

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Scrutinizing Two City Real Estate Deals

Scrutinizing Two City Real Estate Deals

Editor, The city’s recent purchases and removal of two major pieces of private property from the tax rolls is puzzling. The first $1.4 million purchase for the 479 Ocean Ave.  office building (2,500 square feet) was rationalized to house 15 city employees. This is a whopping $95,000 per employee to luxuriate in four existing suites, not […]

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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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A Critic on Several Fronts

A Critic on Several Fronts

Editor, I mentioned to a lady that the Laguna Beach City Council had approved $250,000 for a “play lot” at the north end of Main Beach Park and  $8 million for a much-needed new life guard headquarters at the north end of Main Beach park and her response was “bandits.” The confiscation of skateboards by our […]

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Questions Raised Over Vendor Contracts

Questions Raised Over Vendor Contracts

Editor:   In an article about the new city budget, (“City Reverses its Red Ink,” May 18) I was pleased to see that it is in the black. I also noticed that $30,000 was set aside for a “consultant” to help the city evaluate our old homes. This past issue, I read Councilperson Pearson’s letter […]