Is The Greeter a Distraction to Drivers?

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Editor,

I am amazed that Michael the greeter at Brooks Street has not yet caused a serious accident.

His spinning, waving and shouting is a tremendous distraction to Coast Highway drivers approaching a pedestrian crosswalk from both directions as well as turning left into Jack in the Box from north bound lanes.

The traffic is traveling at a fairly fast speed through what is already a dangerous crosswalk and intersection and the last thing we need is for someone to wave or even glance at Michael and not see a pedestrian in the crosswalk. There has to be a safer place for him to perform.

I am writing this letter in the hope that someone at city hall or the police department will take preventative steps before someone is killed or hurt.

Mervyn Jones, Laguna Beach

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  1. I have had similar thoughts as Mr. Jones. Could Michael, The Greeter, be at a different corner where there are no signals, crosswalks, disco lights, or left/right turn lanes which require a driver’s full attention? There are several streets which qualify. We’re all trying to be careful, alert drivers. The colorful entertainment Michael provides at Brooks, a very busy intersection, is distracting and might be better enjoyed elsewhere.

  2. “I am writing this letter in the hope that someone at city hall or the police department will take preventative steps before someone is killed or hurt.”

    May I suggest you write or call the Police or City hall yourself?

    John Pietag is Laguna Beach’s City Manager, and Jeff Calvert is his personal BOY at LBPD!

    The city also has a website, including a
    list of phone numbers and email addresses for the BUMS that run Laguna Beach.

    lagunabeachcity.net

    Laguna Bach has more to worry about the Morons that PLAY policeman in Laguna Beach than Michael could do by his dancing!

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