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Mailbag: Be considerate of Bluebird residents

August 22, 2013

We who live in the Bluebird Park neighborhood enjoy the summer concerts. We do not enjoy having our bushes and landscaping parked on by fellow attendees.

We enjoy even less the aggressive, uncooperative responses when this is brought to the attention of the drivers. Just this past weekend, several of us blocked spaces for expected guests. People moved our reserved parking blockades and parked in those spaces.

What is meant to be a pleasant experience for the residents of lovely Laguna Beach has become a display of disrespect to those of us who live in the park area. Please be thoughtful.

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Michele Leighton

Laguna Beach

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Council not looking at history of project

The Village Entrance Project that the City Council is considering was designed more than two decades ago and doesn't take into account all that we have learned over these past 20-plus years.

The Planning Commission has held several community workshops concerning parking, traffic and public transit that should be considered before the council makes any decisions about the project.

All of our parking studies conclude that a parking structure built where there is already a congestion problem will just make the congestion worse. There are so many innovative and 21st-century solutions to parking problems that do not add to congestion — peripheral parking for one.

If we in the community were asked what is the most important big problem that Laguna Beach should address, it wouldn't be parking. It would be congestion. Why not find out what the community wants and let Laguna vote?

Darrylin Girvin

Laguna beach

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We're smart enough to vote

I feel that I must voice my feelings concerning the Village Entrance Project. 

We are talking about a multimillion-dollar project — the final and true cost is still unknown — that will place our city in debt for 25 years and take five years to complete. I truly believe it shouldn't be left to the discretion of the five members of the City Council.

We have two bipartisan members, Mayor Kelly Boyd and Councilwoman Toni Iseman, who believe as I do, that this issue needs to be put to a citywide vote.

The last time I looked, our residents were well-educated, well-informed and quite able to make intelligent decisions on important matters. 

Whether it is voted up or down, let the voting residents of Laguna Beach decide. 

Regumbah Connolly

Laguna Beach

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Revenue bond likely to lead to future problems

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