>Crescent City California News, Sports, & Weather | The Triplicate

News Classifieds Web
web powered by Web Search Powered by Google

Home arrow Opinion arrow Editorials arrow Letters: Council's recent decision on proposal a disappointment


Letters: Council's recent decision on proposal a disappointment

Last week our City Council had an ideal time to direct the Planning Commission and our planning director to "plan" our city's growth. It could have been proactive.

Instead, it confirmed the Planning Commission's decision to set a precedent for hodgepodge architectural style, big-box buildings, on-street parking, limited beach view and access, and insensitivity to our incredibly beautiful surroundings.

We need to envision the future. If you build beauty, if you build being aware of the environment, you will bring people who touch the earth softly. If you build "Pelican Bay"-style architecture, big Southern California boxes, with no thought to our surroundings, you have built a future of ugly buildings.

This should be our time to sit back, sit up, and look cautiously at our path. We can become a place to which people wish to come and to stay, a place in which we take pride and enjoy; or we can continue to be a city that people "pass through." Mother Nature has given us beauty, let us work within it, not negate it.

I am sorry the Council has taken this path, it is a precedent for other builders.

Susan Roberts

Crescent City


Del Norte Triplicate:

312 H Street
P.O. Box 277
Crescent City, CA 95531

(707) 464-2141

Follow The Triplicate headlines on Follow The Triplicate headlines on Twitter

© Copyright 2001 - 2016 Western Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. By Using this site you agree to our Terms of Use