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Tag: "Open Space Initiative"

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Holding LB Taxpayers’ Up to Scrutiny

Holding LB Taxpayers’ Up to Scrutiny

Editor, The Laguna Beach Taxpayers Association sent out a citywide letter last week about ballot Measure CC, the Open Space Initiative, which is on the November ballot.  The Taxpayers Association apparently think that a $10 a month parcel tax which would raise $20 million over the next 20 years is too much to spend to […]

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Cartoon

Cartoon

Open Space Initiative: Our “Home On the Range”    

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Residents, Not Property Owners Cast Ballots

Residents, Not Property Owners Cast Ballots

Editor, Ah yes, the letter from the Immels (“Views from an Open Space-Campaign Critic,” Letters, July 1) makes me wonder whether they fell asleep during their high school civics class.  All initiatives in California are started with a petition that must be signed only by registered voters. That is in accord with our state constitution. […]

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Opposing Open Space Initiative

Opposing Open Space Initiative

Editor,   We just heard about the open space initiative through another property owner in Laguna. Why weren’t the property owners notified and given the vote since they would be asked to pay? We are currently leasing our home to a fine tenant and live in Lake Arrowhead and aren’t even given a vote on this initiative. […]

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Supporting Open Space Initiative

Supporting Open Space Initiative

Editor, Gathering signatures for the open space initiative, I’ve been enjoying the opportunity to say “Hi” to a lot of people who live in and love Laguna Beach and want to help make it even better. One morning as I stood outside of the supermarket with my petition in hand, a truck drove up. The […]

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Against Open Space Initiative

Against Open Space Initiative

Editor, The Laguna property owners bought 23,000 acres of canyons and hilltops with a bond of $20 million, paid over 20 years. This debt ends this year. This new initiative is asking for another $20 million to buy 550 acres of land scattered around Laguna, which they admit isn’t likely to be developed given the […]

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Guest column

Guest column

 It Takes a Community to Preserve Open Space Laguna’s several hundred acres of remaining open land graces the entire town with marvelous views, wildlife habitat, and colorful native shrubs. For a small price, the open space initiative Laguna Greenbelt and many other groups are circulating offers us the chance to forever preserve this defining green […]

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Support the Open Space Initiative

Support the Open Space Initiative

Editor, Isn’t it great to live in Laguna Beach surrounded by 22,000 acres of natural open space? Elsewhere in Orange County the boundaries between two cities are just lines with no buffer at all to urban sprawl.   How did this happen? Was it just an accident? No. It is thanks to the great leadership […]

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Green Light

Green Light

Where Common Good Reigns Sign a petition for the Open Space Initiative; do it for the common good.  Let me explain. Mother Nature has given bounteously to Laguna Beach, which is why my family and many others live here.  Our seascape and landscape have few if any equals in scenic beauty in Southern California. On […]

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Guest column

Guest column

Why I’m Supporting the Open Space Initiative Is it consistent for a fiscal conservative to support raising taxes in order to purchase open space? On the surface, the answer may appear to be no, but on closer analysis, and particularly in this case, the answer is clearly yes for me. As a fiscal conservative, I […]

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Voicing Support for Open Space Drive

Voicing Support for Open Space Drive

Editor: Among Lagunans there seems to be unanimity that we are most fortunate to live in such a physically beautiful place.  Indeed, we moved here for that reason. As much as the ocean views, open space defines the character of Laguna Beach and differentiates us from surrounding cities.  Recognizing this, in 1990 nearly 80% of […]