Monday, Feb. 12, 2007 | Thanks so much for highlighting what’s happening with respect to the waterfront planning or lack of same. Regardless of which side readers come down on, it is extremely important that we make our opinions known, instead of kowtowing to the usual big influencers (you know who you are) in our quest to keep up with (and possibly surpass) other beautiful waterfront cities the world round.

The proposal submitted by Roberts and Peace includes some visionary ideas that challenge us as citizens. We must consider what we believe are the most important aspects of our city, both literally and figuratively. Could the airport be right where it belongs, if only we made some small adjustments? Would a more integrated waterfront, tied to the Park and downtown, be a boon for tourism and improved residential lifestyles as well?

With the exception of the proposed Sunrise Powerlink that could soon deface/endanger our own Anza-Borrego Desert State Park; nothing should be higher on the priorities of residents and city planners than the future of our waterfront. It will continue to be our city’s iconic image. If we don’t want it to become yet another waterfront of gun metal gray buildings, we must all get information, get involved and get access to the top, in order to make our collective voices heard. Thanks again for helping us to do that.

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