Costa Mesa character needs protecting
Costa Mesa just celebrated its 50th year as a city with small-town
charm where young families come to raise their children. Yet Planning
Commissioner Katrina Foley feels "there's not going to be support for
just a zoning overlay on the Eastside" unless the city looks at
"making different neighborhoods unique" and takes into consideration
the "unique character of the different neighborhoods" ("Fine lines
still divide home expansions," July 14).
When one considers that the cities of Los Angeles, San Diego,
Laguna Beach and Orange all use overlay zones to preserve and enhance
the unique character of their distinct local neighborhoods, one has
to ask -- why not Costa Mesa?
What were we celebrating over there at the Fairgrounds? Irvine?