A Critic on Several Fronts

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Editor,

I mentioned to a lady that the Laguna Beach City Council had approved $250,000 for a “play lot” at the north end of Main Beach Park and  $8 million for a much-needed new life guard headquarters at the north end of Main Beach park and her response was “bandits.”

The confiscation of skateboards by our police sounds like a political move to satisfy the residents who want to ban skateboards all over our city, which in fact is the ideal skateboard park and a major reason why we don’t need an official city skateboard park.

The confusing discussion about raising the fee residents pay for taxi vouchers, used Monday through Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. and Sundays (no municipal transit available) from 8 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. from $3 to $5, during which Councilperson Pearson pointed out some cab companies refuse the vouchers and may want greater fees, left out the fact that many seniors on fixed incomes use the vouchers. With a tip, the ride could run more than $7. The mayor’s sleight of hand was again evident when the council voted to raise the fee.

Council Candidate Steve Dicterow’s slogan “Common Sense for a change” is what is really needed at city hall.

Roger Carter, Laguna Beach

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