|Project photo c/o LB Independent|
Councilwoman Elisabeth Pearson presented the first plan while councilwoman Toni Iseman delivered the second. During her presentation Pearson emphasized this astonishing quote: "get rid of a sea of cars, cars look unattractive" followed by " Our spending reflects community values". Next Iseman followed with: " we don't like people in cars, we like them on their feet."
Despite 4-5 years of community input and educating Council on this topic, no Council member uttered the words "Complete Street Policy".
Sorry folks it never happened. Those task-force meetings you attended, you were only dreaming. If we spent $33-55 Million on a real mobility plan for Laguna Beach, we could adopt a true city-wide multi-modal transport plan that would eliminate cars (congestion), not just hide them in the bushes for $220,000 each. But now I'm dreaming. -LS