Having lived in Laguna since 1972, I have written numerous letters to the mayor and city council regarding a broad range of topics. Never have I been completely ignored until I wrote regarding the upheaval caused in my neighborhood by the opening of the detox/rehab facility on Top of the World Drive.
Children no longer play outside on T.O.W. Dr. The facility, located only 88 yards from an elementary school, has only been open for a few months, and already it has switched many staff members and changed from female to male patients, the first of whom had to be carted off in an ambulance. Delivery trucks ply our formerly quiet streets.
Council members: I get it. You’re afraid of lawsuits like those filed in Newport and San Clemente. Nonetheless, you may not ignore this problem. Such facilities are proliferating, as they are very profitable for the owners. If this issue needs to be addressed at the state level, then please do so. It’s your job to protect our village.
Thanks to the Indy and Rita Robinson for putting this problem on page 1 where it belongs.
Kris Evans, Laguna Beach