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Tag: "Victor Opincar"

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Weigh Each Candidates’ Qualifications and Character

Weigh Each Candidates’ Qualifications and Character

Editor, Pandering to the public seems to be the way of council candidates, but only because we (the public) seem to demand meaningless platitudes from candidates. For example, when recently asked about public arts, everyone seemed to link arms and, in one form or another, assured us that they were all for it offering little substantive […]

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Experts Lacked Originality

Experts Lacked Originality

Editor, In my opinion, the so-called transit workshop on Feb. 10 was a bust. The information presented was so basic and elementary that the audience quickly proved they knew more about the various transit systems than the consultant.  The capper was when the consultant appeared to ask the audience what they would do. Huh? One attendee […]

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Debt Isn’t the Objection

Debt Isn’t the Objection

Editor, Are voters willing to pay for really great projects in Laguna?  You wouldn’t think so after Councilman (Bob) Whalen’s summary comments at the Nov. 12 public hearing. After listening to his comments several times, he seemed to imply that Laguna’s voters are reluctant to issue debt to fund public works projects. Did he miss an […]

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Looking for a Swing Vote

Looking for a Swing Vote

Editor, Allan Simon’s letter in the Oct. 24 Indy suggested a grown-up idea regarding the village entrance (“The War Is (Could Be) Over”).  His proposal to put the project on hold until after the November 2014 election assumed we are dealing with at least three grown-ups on the Council.  This, I’m afraid, will never happen.  […]

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Calling for a Course Correction

Calling for a Course Correction

Editor, Doing something in the vicinity of Forest and Broadway to provide an entrance is long overdue. But isn’t $126 million a tad high to add a few parking spaces and strip of parkland next to City Hall?  Believe it or not, this is the potential cost of the council’s foolishness in charging ahead with the […]

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Consulting the Obvious

Consulting the Obvious

Editor, Did I read correctly that the Council voted to authorize $50,000 for another study of the broken Blue and White City bus system? (“Debating Ways to Keep the Buses Rolling,” April 12 edition) And this is because the Council needs a “real expert” to tell them that the buses are empty most of the time […]