Comments by Ray Olson
I would not disregard the opinion that Cunha's enrollment has gone down due to no new middle school. I know of several parents that have stated as such. And I know many parents are fed up with the past history of no middle school being built, but only with the recent board has progress been made. However, for some parents it may have been a decision that was too late in coming.
I have a question for Ken Johnson. I have a concern that if he is on the board he would be obstructive and not constructive in getting things accomplished. I state this concern due to his past statements that have been very critical of the board, his oppposition to Measure S, and his negative comments when attending school board meetings. Ken, how would you work with current board members to make sure that you are a value-added member of the board? How would work to a comprised solution (at certain…
Maybe I'm wrong but I thought the whole point of this discussion was about the house with the rip rap appearing to cause the red house's property to be eroding?? If that is the topic for discussion, then I believe based on all of the information Carl and others have provided, that this bluff is eroding, and has been eroding regardless of rip rip. And that in fact if the rip rap that is next to the red house did not exist, the red house's land would still be falling into the ocean. And, no one can…
Ah... looks like we are in agreement. Now we understand that this bluff is eroding anyways, and that if the debate is that the rip rap is increasing the rate of erosion of the bluff with the red house, it would have to be proven that the rate of erosion of this spot is greater than the rate of erosion of the southern parts of the bluff that have no rip rap.
Thank you Mary for your recent post, in which I am in total agreement to. And I apologize to the readers if my posts seem confrontational.
Let me put my opinion in one other way (hopefully my last). If someone can prove that the rate of erosion of the red house's property is more than the rate of erosion of the bluff that is say south of the distillery then I would agree that it is highly likely that the cause of this rate is due to the rip rap that is adjacent to the red house.
So based on the link you just provided, it seems to me that you are agreeing to my recent question, which is: If none of the rip rap had existed, the bluff side will still be falling into the beach, removing not only the red house’s property, but all the homes adjacent. The document above talk about increasing the rate of erosion, which I believe is totally debatable in relation to this particular area. To prove that you would have to measure the amount of land that has been taken by the sea of…
One other thing... You can always go to "Member List" and look me up to find my e-mail address. It has always been there (you can ask Barry if you want).
Bob, I guess you perform selective reading? Please read Carl's posts.. Like all of his other posts he writes in a very condescending way. It is blatant in his use of words. Maybe my statement was borderline name-calling. For that I apologize, but I feel he should not be wording his posts the way that he does. Also, the reference material I keeping speaking of is the very spot where the bluff is falling into the ocean. Here is my reference.. Drive to the west end of Ellendale. Get out of your car…
There goes that superiority complex again... Oh well, same old thing. Maybe one can visit the entire beach to see first hand how the ocean is impacting the beach and the bluff. I think it was the winter of 99 or 2000 where a large chunk of the red house's property had fallen onto the beach. Well, at the same time there was much devastation south of the rip rap all along the bluff where the trees are sitting. Trees had fallen, and much of the bluffside had also fallen onto the beach. There is no rip…
Barry, It only looks that way because the rip rap is actually doing what it was intended: preventing that property from being washed away. The amount of land that has been removed from the red house is pretty proportionate to the other parts of the bluff along FMR that have no protection. Both to the south of the rip rap as well as the north of the rip rap the bluff is eroding away. And Carl... what are you checking in about? Of course the bluffside is generating sand for the beach, and so if there…
Sorry Barry but the rip rap is not causing the erosion but the ocean waves are causing the erosion, just as it had done in the past when there was no rip rap. look South of the distillery (Seal Cove area) at how quickly the bluff side is eroding. The road that runs parallel to the beach (Ocean Blvd) will soon fall into the ocean, and there is no rip rap. There might be other reasons for the accelerating erosion.
I've re-read your post and still don't get the connection between a rumor about a proposed road and voting for a CUSD candidate. Are you saying that you feel the way in which the board members reacted to Mr Gerrity's statement about the proposed road was inappropriate and therefore they are not doing an adequate job for our school system? I'm just trying to understand the point you are trying to make, that is all.
Not sure if the intent of this post has to do with whether rip rap should be allowed in general or how this one rip rap is affecting the red house next door. What I do know is that the property of that red-house will be eroding away no matter if that rip rap exists or not. History of this area has shown this to be true (the road called the Strand is pretty much washed away as a result, before any rip rap was installed). Someone had argued that the rip rap caused this, but I see no evidence of this,…
Bob, Please read my post at 9:57pm on 10/14 for my clarification. Instead of assuming that someone is stretching the truth, you can simply ask for clarification. Let me repeat for you just so it is totally clear: I lived on west side California Ave for over 7 years and used to visit this beach almost every day to de-stress from work. Since then (for a little over 3 years) I have visited this beach, just not every day. Hope this helps. It certainly shouldn't dilude the facts about the entire bluff…
Can you please explain to me how I am "stretching" my experience? Also, before you decide to be "fact police" maybe you can just ask for clarification? And, please tell me what logical softball you are referring to?
Can you please tell me how clearing up a rumor about a proposed road has anything to do with voting for school board members?
If you must know I lived on west-side california ave for over 7 years and would walk to this beach almost every night to de-stress from work. Since then I've visited the beach, though not on a daily basis.
I totally agree with Jack on the comment about traffic issues. I hope the county realizes that for our quality of life to be improved, we desperately need to improve our road infrastructure, including widening of hwy 92. It amazes why this was not done 10-15 years ago.
Though I think I know where you stand on some issues I think you have been very objective. I think sometimes folks want to read into something on first read of an article or post. And, if they are very passionate of their own views sometimes that might look for something to take offense. The same thing goes for those folks that have been critical of the articles in the Review as well.
Bob, First, my agrument has been based on facts that happened on that bluff some 50 years ago, in addition to what you will find south of the beach below the red house. Ask folks that used to live in that area when that street on the bluff used to exist (called The Strand). The man that owns the red house also owns a white house on the corner of Nevada and Beach St, and he can probably tell you. I am not arguing whether or not rip-rap harms the beach. I'm arguing that the main reason for this beach…
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