Comments by Brian Ginna
"Once we acquire the Strip as a public park..."
Who exactly is we? Is it the Burnham Strip Committee? or MPL itself? Are they going to buy the land/hold title?
"Some of the current committee members are..."
Is that all of them? If not, why not all of them?
What does MPL do with its funds? How are they spent? Accounted for? Is there any oversight?
Need to clarify Mr. King's post. I have no connection to Coast Community First other than being on their mailing list. Have never been to a meeting. Have met a few of the folks involved and can say that they are some of the nicest, most genuine people around. I also think they have a great approach. Educate with great transparency. You know who is behind the movement and they make their points very directly. I represent something that Mr. King fears greatly - independent political thought on the…
They mostly feature the moat and drawbridge.
It is very interesting, and a great point of discussion. I think the steps that lead to the County's involvement are more germain to this particular discussion. https://coastsider.com/index.php/site/news/1354/ "Alarms were raised Monday evening when a bulldozer was seen spreading truckloads of dirt on the property." What caused the alarms? Where did they go off? Who set them off? What do they sound/look like? "Work continued Tuesday." "The California Coastal Commission’s enforcement division began…
"I’m not aware of any any activity was halted with no justifiable basis."
How about Farmer Iacopi at Big Wave. Was there ever any followup to see how much the delay cost him?
"But don’t forget that we have some local people who like to throw their weight around. " Do you own any mirrors, Mr. Lansing? There are more than a few elected officials who do "throw their weight around" and the people that elected them seem to not have a problem with that. There are also a few appointed commission members, not officials, mind you, that like to do the EXACT same thing. Problem is those folks have never been before the electorate. "Sometimes an appeal to an outside regulatory…
"Reporting suspected property crimes in a democracy is good citizenship." On one hand, you do not allow anonymous posters on your site and you do screen comments, both here and on TownHall, ostensively to protect yourself and maintain a "clean" site. On the other hand, you tolerate and even seem to encourage anonymous reports made to authorities about "suspected property crimes," regardless of the reports being made by credible sources. Can you explain how these seemingly divergent approaches to…
Thanks for teeing that one up (no pun intended here as I will refrain from the obvious wardrobe selection references that I could make here).
Actually nominating Mr. Ferreira (why do you not use him name? Is the LCP that split?) for that commission post was FAR more polarizing than the NO votes. Does Grady still think it was a good idea? A smart one?
"Imagine 3000 + additional car trips a day"
How is that figured derived? Seems awful high.
I will forgive Ken for finding someone's tone "negative." That is truly funny. I think surly does sound more appealing, though. Is Ken the PR person for LCP or just a "supporter?" I also think "confused" is actually an apt description. I did put forth a number of questions that remain unanswered and I am not quite sure what to make of "need to improve." Are you going to drop the blue, white and red theme from the billboards? I did not call them "environmentalists." Barry, you first "coined" the term…
Right now, they are conducting DEVELOPMENT at a loss, so why not farming? That implication, that CCC can act in that manner (adversarial actions to a failure to respond to idiotic questions to their delight), can have an impact on a landowner's plans, is astonishing. Not surprising, as this is something people or agencies without effective checks and balances can do. Think IRS. Has nothing to do with either the spirit or letter of the law. All about uneven, unwarranted and often times, unfair enforcement.…
Ray, The CCC should not care how much it cost to have a security guard. They are simply asking lots of questions because they feell they can. How fully Concar has to answer them is debatable. They could argue that the security arrangements are none of the CCC's business (they are Concar's and Concar's alone). "I called Jo Ginsberg, but she declined to discuss an ongoing investigation." Barry - I hope you figured that was going to be the answer. It would be truly astounding if Ms. Ginsberg did not…
"It is expressly forbidden"
Really? How is that so?
Note: That is a rhetorical question. I know that disking is NOT expressly forbidden by any stretch of the imagination.
Was that 4 carloads of Fish & Game that I saw parked on Seymour this morning at 7AM?
"UPDATE: The equipment, which was parked on the Wavecrest site earlier Friday was moved sometime Friday afternoon to Main Street, near the Fire Station." Actually, it was moved to the ACTIVE FARMLAND between James Ford, Main Street and SR1. That ACTIVE FARMLAND, upon which pumpkins were grown in 2005, has been cleared of some brush over the past month or so. Were the disks placed strategically (provocatively?) on the Wavecrest property on Friday (48 hours or so ago) to elict this kind of reaction?
"I would strongly suggest that the owners of either of two properties mentioned in the above article think twice before they embark on actions that would violate federal law."
I would strongly suggest that you have absolutely no business telling anyone what they should be doing.
Do you walk down to the beach and tell kids not to light joints too?
"Links to PDFs of the proposals were in a previous article on Coastsider, and Kathryn repeated them in this article."
The links were added by Barry after the fact.
"Brian, you have misread this article."
No, the inconsistent bullet points were my source of confusion (which is now gone).
Something does not make sense here. "California Dept of Forestry (CDF) proposal: $6,906,766 ($395,718 under budget)" "Capital Improvements:...If the CDF proposal is accepted, the difference between the current HMB budget and the CDF proposal can be used for capital improvements, equipment purchases, or tax rebates." If the revenues from CDF are less than the expenses, how is there anything left for Capital Improvements? Did you mean CSM (option 2)? That begs another potentially scary question - how…
Mike, Let me first say that I think the City Council should not have spent any time on this issue. They have much, much more important things to do. However, "Drop dead" is simply offensive and unnecessarily caustic as their actions could not be construed as anything remotely in that ballpark (no pun intended). "Shilling real estate?" That comment shows your obvious lack of knowledge of their occupations. I do note that searching for the word "driveway" in your article comes up with "Not found."…
I get the feeling you were referring to something different than what is being served up by Ken at the following URL:
Based on the posting activity there, I would give that a big DOA.
Any reason why that person should be trusted to develop something that represents anything but his own views?
Barry, First off, the manner in which you accept criticism is admirable. You want to continue the debate, not attempt to cut off opposing view. "you would need to demonstrate a negative correlation between votes for Jo Chamberlain and votes for Measure S." I am not sure I agree. If they had an effect, there should be some evidence to support an effect. "...slight positive correlation between votes for Jo and for Measure S (Measure S did a little better where Jo did well), but nothing to write home…
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