Four years ago you honored me with election to your city council. You did so in part because of the promises I made in that campaign.
I am proud of what we have accomplished during these four years.
I now want to talk about three issues that are critical to maintaining our quality of life:
I am leading the fight to save the hospital. I am meeting with the hospital's board of directors, have initiated City Council action to hire experts to save the hospital, and was selected by the City Council to be the city's representative in saving the hospital.
I will do everything possible to keep our hospital in Laguna Beach.
The job of design review is to preserve the uniqueness of each neighborhood. Each project is judged on its own qualities and how it preserves neighborhood character. What fits in Irvine Cove may not work at all in Canyon Acres.
What is broken is the relationships that occur after design review--relationships among neighbors during and after the design review process.
In June of 2004, I proposed and council adopted creation of the Design Review Task Force to address this issue and to give recommendations regarding making the process more amicable. The mission of the Design Review Task Force is "To seek ways to reduce the animosity that can result from the design review process."
I promise you a more amicable design review process.
The other candidates' plans eliminate over one-third of the parking spaces from our Village Entrance to accommodate an inadequate repair garage. No intelligent plan should eliminate convenient parking for Lagunans in order to build a repair garage in an area reserved for the arts, parking and recreation uses.
I promise you maximum parking and a community park across from the Festival of Arts and the Laguna Playhouse.
Last updated 10/15/04.