I'm not surprised Chris Toy is in shadow in the photo -- I'd be
ashamed to show my face too if I lived in such splendor and was
complaining about view loss. Look at that photo! Have you any idea
how many millions of people in this country, state, etc. would give
their eye teeth to have even part of what so many have in Laguna? Not
to mention those who have o7nothingf7.
Mention is made of vintage photos of Laguna with virtually no
trees -- well guess what? There weren't any o7housesf7 either! I've
got a great idea for view restoration/preservation -- tear down all
the houses on those hills so o7myf7 view isn't blocked!
The selfishness and greed taking over this town from within and
without sickens me -- we are slowly but surely becoming MTV's version
of Laguna Beach.
On a related note, when our City Council continues to waste
millions of dollars on endless studies, projects, etc. while
continuing to ignore the basics, much less the underprivileged and
elderly, I do not believe every person in Laguna should pay an extra
tax to fix Bluebird Canyon -- regardless of when you built or
purchased your home. If you live there, you belong to the haves --
you choose to live up there, and Laguna chooses to allow it. The city
and the people who choose to live in that area need to come up with a
way to repair and winterize the canyon without taxing the rest of us
or selling off property that makes a difference to our citizens.
There is no excuse for our city to not have funds put away as well
as plans for the inevitable "rainy day." It amounts to incompetence,
too much living on champagne with a beer budget.
Let's be thankful for what we have, and work to preserve the
compassion, atmosphere and consciousness that made Laguna what it
And how about placing some displaced gulf victims in some of these
beautiful, large homes?
Experts needed in financial crisis
With the terrible news from FEMA on the slide, I think we need to
regroup, get outside expert financial assistance and decide the right
steps to take in solving this problem.
However, I do not think we have the financial expertise in the