Friday, Oct. 5, 2007 | It is mentioned in your posts that several owners of the homes in La Jolla are looking into suing the City of San Diego. What irresponsible reckless blame-it-on-anyone-but-me attitude is that? As an OWNER, meaning one who has all private rights and responsibilities for a designated section of land, of a multi-million dollar home located on a hillside with beautiful views overlooking the city, you clearly made a decision to purchase a property with inherent risks, and with that, the benefits.
It is the responsibility of a home OWNER to maintain the property (that includes the land under it, if people did not know) and ensure they have proper insurance coverage to recover loss of their investment should things — such as landsides (which happen on hills, by the way) — happen. I love the idea that if something goes wrong with my million dollar home, I can go sue the city to take care of my losses. That’s a shady line between private protected land ownership rights and the role of government. How can the people support the concept that the government is responsible for all negative experience and expect all the rights and benefits of choice and private ownership? They are mutually exclusive events. Stop blaming.