She said citizens have the right and responsibility to decide whether more money should be invested in an aging facility, which was due to be closed next year, according to the original license.
•Robert Ross continued to question the legality and cost of the recent Reassessment District 12-1 bonds, and Treasurer Laura Parisi continued to explain the virtues of the reassessment bond issue.
•David Horne, founding chairman of the Greater Laguna Coast Fire Safe Council, said that he was looking for a successor to his leadership of the group for the past 18 years, for which he has never taken a penny.
He offered to help anyone who would take on the job to make the transition orderly. Interested parties can contact Horne at email@example.com.
•David Fleischmann said the city needs medical marijuana dispensaries and claimed traffic fatalities increase when people turn to alcohol because they can't get pot legally.
He said dispensaries would improve the quality of life and the city shouldn't be criticized as opening Laguna to drug tourism.
COUNCIL AND STAFF CHAT
Council members and staff report on events they have attended, people with whom they have met and other items of public interest.
•Councilwoman Elizabeth Pearson expressed condolences on the passing of Bob Henry, Steve Esslinger and Harry Lawrence, all of whom made major contributions to Laguna, she said.
•Mayor Pro Tem Verna
Rollinger reported attending the first meeting of the new Environmental Sustainability Committee, and she said she is looking forward to some good recommendations.
She also informed the council that the water summit meeting on Friday evening in the council chambers was well attended. The discussion included new sources of water and using water more efficiently.