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Posted on February 22 at 11:12 a.m.
Thanks Eric. Too many people & too little water - there's a fact nobody seems to be refuting. I keep hoping something good will come of this predicament. I was once thinking it might start with the Gaviota Plan. Home size restrictions? Renewable energy requirements? Sensible landscaping peramiters? NOPE! That would be unamerican! Too many restrictions. So what are the options? Nature will help us come up with a solution. Will we have to put the Humans on the endangered species list? Survival of the richest? It's going to be interesting. I'm trying to stay optimistic. I KNOW! I'll start a Drought Therapy business! Some people will be freaking out.
On Water Is … Development?
Posted on February 19 at 9:34 a.m.
While it's true there are 2 legal agricultural lots at Paradiso, many of us are confounded as to WHY Sups chose the worst possible house locations to approve. It really appears that laying WATER pipes all across this parcel, to the furthest western boundaries, the project paves the way to MORE future development. Many of us came away from this hearing wondering why we are conserving water so that the mansion residents can have their swimming pools and additional guest houses furnished with extra toilets and showers. And why do they get agricultural water rates for these pools and dwarf citrus trees bearing fruit for WHO? White Tail Kites, harbor seals and voles be damned. POWER TO THE SWIMMING POOLS!
On The Math on Paradiso del Mare
Posted on February 13 at 3:28 p.m.
Does anybody wonder if there will be enough WATER to fill the swimming pools, guest houses, BIG houses and dwarf citrus trees? This doesn't sound like a real agricultural operation. Are they getting reduced AG water rates?
On Gaviota Homes Approved
Posted on June 15 at 12:08 p.m.
It is a good day indeed! If all the above positive people are not already involved with the Naples Coalition, they might consider joining forces and working toward a solution. Check out the history and progress of this battle at www.savenaples.org and send them an email!
On Deal to Buy Naples Dissolves
Posted on May 18 at 8:55 a.m.
Supervisor Carbajal said that the Gaviota Coast is like our Yosemite. It is a treasure we are not going to give away easily. He, Wolf and Farr did a great job of representing MANY of us who don't want to see the coast cemented over.Thanks!!!!
On Supes Show Heightened Scrutiny of Potential Naples Developers
Posted on May 2 at 10:14 a.m.
I LOVE these fantastic finned creatures! Sometime before Earth Day, they were frolicing aroung the Washington school track at a junior jog-a-thon. These fish deserve great respect and I hope their species last waa-ay after the party is over and into the next generation. Perhaps the college kids can create their own aquatic life forms to entertain their friends with. SHARK!
On Missing Earth Day Puppets Returned
Posted on September 19 at 8:28 a.m.
Michael, thank you for your ongoing dedication to enlightening and educating us about our rich natural resources in Santa Barbara and on the Gaviota Coast. Naples Coalition is offering a guided kayak trip from Haskell's Beach to Naples and back on Sunday, October 16. Anyone who wants to see the coastline you describe from a unique perspective is welcome to join the excursion. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
On Our Changing Relationship to the Sea
Posted on April 14 at 2:52 p.m.
BUY ART - NOT MANSIONS!See you all Friday.
On Artists Join Forces for Naples
Posted on April 14 at 9:29 a.m.
I was really happy to hear that many more students were engaged in protesting rising tuition fees than wanking about Flotopia to the Coastal Commission. There is hope for the future.
On Beach Ban Sinks Floatopia Again, but Deltopia Rages On
Posted on April 5 at 1:54 p.m.
Yes, "save it before it's lost." I appreciate your experience that has brought you to this place. There is so much we take for granted. I just said good-bye to friends who were visiting from southern France for the first time. When I took them up the Gaviota Coast they said, "In France, this would ALL be built upon." They said we are so lucky to have all this open land. Amen.......Can't wait to see the exhibit at Blue Lotus!
On Endangered Landscapes: The Gaviota Coast