Because it doesn't appear that every coach and player in this game
knows the rules.
The City Council and the Design Review Board are the referees of
this game and they must be able to verify that all coaches and all
players have received the rule book.
Require all real estate broker/ agents and all architect/
designers to give the hillside guidelines and the city's development
suggestions to all clients before they purchase, build or renovate
homes that would require the Design Review Board process.
That would mitigate a good deal of the antagonistic rhetoric and
time waste that is part and parcel of almost every item on the Design
Review Board's agenda.
As referees of the game, I think it behooves the city to require
and verify this most basic act of disclosure -- the rule book.
After that's required, then I believe you can proceed and improve
on the subjectivity or grey areas that are also referred to in your
"Buyer Beware" article.
J. GREGORY CLARKE
We need more lifeguards all year
Reading over the article regarding the concerns that the Lifeguard
Assn. has with the lack of full-time guards available only shows,
once again, that our city officials are placing the priorities
regarding marine safety on the back burner.
Look around you -- Laguna is no longer a tourist destination only
during the summer and at spring break. I have lived in Laguna since
1959 and have seen other aspects of this city change with growth, but
little has changed regarding the lifeguards.
Laguna continues to adjust to the pressures created as a result of
the tremendous growth in population in this region. I feel it is the
time for our city officials to look, and listen, and heed the
concerns of the Lifeguard Assn. Please, city officials, rethink this
issue -- seriously.
Dip House poses
a lot of danger
Many Laguna residents are aware of the auto and foot traffic
danger at the Glenneyre Street dip between Calliope and Bluebird
Canyon Drive. It is a blind spot that cannot be seen from Bluebird
coming toward Downtown.
The proposal to build the "Dip House" in this blind spot is coming
before City Council for the second time.
I urge residents to drive by 1530 Glenneyre St. where the story