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Tag: "Marsha Bianchi"

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Enforcement Needed Where Entreaties Fail

Enforcement Needed Where Entreaties Fail

Editor, Imagine spending months or years searching for an affordable home in Laguna Beach with a beautiful ocean view. You invite family and friends to enjoy your little piece of paradise, and wake up in awe every morning over this gift. A few years go by. One day you notice that foliage is beginning to grow […]

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Who Cut Down the Tree Ordinance?

Who Cut Down the Tree Ordinance?

Editor, What has happened to our view ordinance with “teeth” in it?  It seems to have completely fizzed out and fallen apart in favor of the stubborn tree people. After fighting this thing for nearly a year and a half with great hope for a resolution that would favor our spectacular view sheds we are […]

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A Neighbor’s Plea to Trim Your Tree

A Neighbor’s Plea to Trim Your Tree

Editor, I am writing again to remind your readers that before the village entrance debacle, there was the view preservation problem, which seems to have fallen by the wayside. We began the process a year ago and it seems to have fizzled out to a dim flame from the firestorm from whence it began. I […]

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Stand Up for Ocean Views

Stand Up for Ocean Views

Editor, The newly-elected Laguna Beach City Council will convene once again to tackle the issue of trees versus high-priced ocean views on Tuesday evening, Jan. 15 at 6 p.m. Anybody interested in taking part in this conversation should show up and speak up. A view is worth a lot of money in this town, and losing one is worth […]

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Distraught Over Disappearing View

Distraught Over Disappearing View

Editor, I am one of many residents in our town who have lost my ocean view because of somebody’s trees.  This also adversely impacts my home’s market value. I understand there is a 36′ height restriction on new building, and that all new plans must pass tests and inspections through our Design Review Board, yet anyone can grow a […]