Preservation Ordinance Should be Put to a Citywide Vote



After attending the special City Council meeting on Saturday, Dec. 16, I came away thinking, do the residents and property owners of Laguna Beach ready need “this?”

Only one of my 11 North Laguna neighbors, who I met as I took a morning walk, thinks it’s a good idea. The other 10 gave it the thumb’s down.

Just because the vocal minority and the city’s bureaucrats want it doesn’t mean that it’s best for the community! Before the city forms a task force, let’s put the idea on the ballot or at least survey all property owners who might be impacted. Give the silent majority a voice; it’s only fair!

Pat Galez, Laguna Beach

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  1. Pat Galez
    Read your wonderful letter. Need you at City Council Meeting
    Tuesday, Jan 23 at 6 p.m. as Task Force item on agenda.

  2. Pat, thank you for writing about this issue. Our grass roots organization, Let Laguna Live!, believes in a voluntary historic preservation process for private properties and supports many of your views. We welcome you to join our group of like minded members and would love to have you get more involved. Please go to our website at to contact us and/or join or email list. Thank you!


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