Despite Approval, TOW Path Remains Incomplete

Share this:


In the Nov. 13 edition columnist Billy Fried discusses what he sees as our city’s lack of resolve in moving forward with decisions to reduce congestion, traffic and other ongoing problems in Laguna Beach.

We wish to echo his frustration regarding these issues. It is now long after both the Planning Commission and the City Council unanimously approved a new access path to the fire road, linking Top of the World and Moulton Meadows. (See “Council Paves Way for TOW Path,” Jan. 9.)  Both bodies heard loud and clear from the community, thoroughly reviewed, discussed and weighed matters, then acted unanimously to create a safe access to and from the fire road for neighbors, school kids and their parents – something which the Arch Beach Heights side has enjoyed for decades.

Yet, despite our investment of time and the city’s investment of time plus money, the project still languishes. Why does the TOW access to and from the fire road have to be so hazardous? Once this project is done, any naysaying will be much ado about nothing. The people have spoken: we want and need this improvement. Please get it done before another emergency forces us to storm the Sommet du Monde gate.


Charlotte and Alex Masarik, Lisa and Steve Britt, Carol and Bob Buss, Ellen and Roger Kempler, Tim Templeton, and Pei Yen


Share this:
Firebrand Media LLC wants comments that advance the discussion, and we need your help to accomplish this mission. Debate and disagreement are welcomed on our platforms but do it with respect. We won't censor comments we disagree with. Viewpoints from across the political spectrum are welcome here. While everyone is entitled to their opinion, our community is not obliged to host all comments shared on its website or social media pages, including:
  • Hate speech that is racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic slurs, or calls for violence against a particular type of person.
  • Obscenity and excessive cursing.
  • Libelous language, whether or not the writer knows what they're saying is false.
We require users to provide their true full name, including first and last names, as a condition for comments. We reserve the right to change this policy based on future developments.

Scroll down to comment on this post.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here