Like Venice, Laguna Beach is being deluged with visitors from all over the world and Laguna
Beach is struggling. The latest figure is almost 7 million visitors per year.
The crowds have been both a blessing, bringing in much revenue, and a whammy by overwhelming open space, some business establishments, tons of litter, and bringing in heavy auto traffic. Many residents are apprehensive and wondering whether Laguna is losing much of its charm.
According to the NYT, Venice is setting new rules. What will Laguna Beach do? When is enough, enough?
Gilbert Thibault, Laguna Beach