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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...

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...

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...

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...