In Orange County, it’s not surprising that two school board members reflect a historical culture of ignorance and prejudice.
Council ignores taxpayers’ wishes
The City Council has ignored the hundreds of e-mails protesting their plan to house homeless vagrants at Act V.
They have chosen to waste our tax money, and further insulting the taxpayers by spinning an earmarked expenditure from “unanticipated property tax money and appropriations from the Housing Fund.”
This means the poor suckers who paid $50 million for houses in Emerald Bay this year, some paying $7,000 a month in property taxes, are footing the bill for Irell and Manella’s contrived nobility to allow homeless public camping. This is eroding the most valuable asset we have — the brand “Laguna.”
I must ask each of the council members to do their pro rata share as residents. For example, Mayor Kelly Boyd: Because you voted against our citizens’ wishes, and support spending our tax money to house the homeless living in Laguna Beach, it would be proper and noble of you to feed the homeless before they go to bed at Act V at your bar, the Marine Room. And the homeowners in Emerald Bay should secede into Newport Beach to ensure their security and limit their vulnerability to increased taxation.
Locals should lend business a hand
Guy Ross’ letter regarding the signage at Beadline (“This kind of help not needed,” Oct. 2) struck a chord.