Editor, Recently the city of Laguna Beach spent $10,000 for a polling firm in Washington DC to compile a citizen survey from a representative sample of residents about community quality of life, service delivery, civic participation and unique issues of local interest. Above-the-fold the executive summary notes 97% of respondents regarded Laguna as a […]
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Editor, Two objections heard most frequently from city leaders when adopting Complete Streets policy are municipal liability and lack of funding. Municipal liability is not an issue since cities are held immune from liability for use of a public street, and studies show (Pucher, Shoup, Gehl) the more pedestrians and cyclists using the street, the […]
Editor, For those willing to read one more resolution for tree management in Bluebird Canyon, here is my suggestion; replace the Eucalyptus with fruit-bearing, fire-tolerant trees. Remove the Eucalyptus trees and reduce the tree to aromatic firewood, stack dry and distribute the wood among residents in the neighborhood. Doing so will eliminate the chip-and-haul […]
Editor, For those who regard our new ‘sculpture’ in Heisler Park as patriotic art. Today is 9/11 and I heard the host of the OC Television Channel say, “Half of all Americans polled cannot tell you what year 9/11 occurred.” If the poll is accurate, it would appear the US Patriot […]
Editor, On Aug. 26, a post on the city’s webste notified us the intersection at Laguna Canyon Road and El Toro is planned for road widening by Caltrans. Days later the post reads “repaving” not “widening” but still offers no mention if the project complies with legal mandates for highways under Complete Street Policy (DD-64 […]
Police departments of five Orange County cities including Laguna Beach plan to step up enforcement beginning this weekend against bicycle riders and motorists who disregard traffic rules in an attempt to prevent collisions and injuries. The special bike safety operation Feb. 19-24 will be conducted with extra patrols of areas frequented by bicyclists and vehicles, […]
Editor, With regard to the $1.6M street re-surfacing project on PCH and Laguna’s residential streets, and the on-going $10K change-order for striping and final adjustments, now would be a good time to recall the updated policy from Caltrans, California’s Department of Transportation. It says, “The Department views all transportation improvements as opportunities to improve safety, […]