writing Friendship Shelter P.O. Box 4252 Laguna Beach CA 92652.
The Friendship Shelter staff and volunteers do the important and
difficult work. It's not too much to ask others of us to help them
They would appreciate any donation however modest.
I am writing this letter to bring this program to the attention of
your readers in the hope we can get more help for these wonderful
We need leaders who listen to residents
After the election, everyone at City Hall promised to listen more
often to the citizens. Well, that didn't even last a month as our
Planning Commission, as reported in the story, ("Shack plans in
motion," Coastline Pilot, Dec. 17), approved the proposed
alternations to the Pottery Shack "despite almost unanimous
opposition by neighbors."
I guess this commission, as well as the Design Review Board and
City Council, will continue to think they know better what's best for
Laguna as opposed to the residents who have to live with their poor
When are we going to get people on these committees and council
who will listen for a change?
to rethink Beach
Why on earth would the Planning Commission vote against something
beneficial to the community? What is the quandary in fairness when it
is what residents of that community want for their neighborhood?
Aren't they the ones that are going to have to live there?
Treasure Island Beach is public on paper but private in use.
Exclusive use of that beach is a priority for Montage. They have to
keep their employees parking up our neighborhoods in order to
adequately limit the public's accessibility. Montage has 640
employees, 350 overnight guest accommodations and two banquet rooms
that will seat 550 people and they have a total of 460 parking
spaces. This does not even include those that might need to park
because they will be gathering to use some of the 20,000-square-feet
of meeting space.
Does the number of parking spaces available come close to or
remotely resemble the needs that might be anticipated? DEBBIE HERTZ
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